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Delaware Supremes approve jaw-dropping $304M fee

If you win more than $2 billion for your clients, a contingent fee of more than $304 million probably doesn’t seem that out of line.

That’s what the Delaware Supreme Court concluded last week in rebuffing one final attempt to overturn a staggering fee award in a shareholder derivative action.

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Social host faces liability for fatal stabbing

A Connecticut homeowner thought she had put behind her a lawsuit over a fatal stabbing that occurred at her daughter’s fifteenth birthday party back in 2006.

However, a state appeals court just ordered a new trial, finding the jury in her first trial decided the case under the wrong premises liability standard.

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Can dead employee’s wife sue for negligent entrustment?

Negligent entrustment can be a handy tool for prying open those deep pockets. But is the theory available to a wife who wants to hold her husband’s employer liable after the man killed himself by driving drunk in a company vehicle?

One state court says yes, holding that a negligent entrustment cause of action is not limited to injured third parties.

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Transgendered job applicant loses bid to sue UPS

Employers aren’t supposed to be clairvoyant when it comes to job applicants.

So it’s hard to fathom why a transgendered Minnesota man ever expected to hold UPS liable for discrimination when he couldn’t even show the shipping company was aware he was in the process of changing his sex at the time he interviewed for a job.

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Immigration lawyer suspended for marriage scam

Perhaps an Ohio immigration lawyer just didn’t think she would ever be caught. After all, who else would be in a better position to know the holes in the system?

Well, Lilian Antwiwaa Asante was caught and now she’ll have to assess the wreckage of her legal career from her new home in Accra, Ghana.

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