A $1.5 million award of attorney fees in a coupon-based settlement of a consumer class action violated the Class Action Fairness Act, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
A homeowners association was not required to have express rulemaking authority in order to limit the types of watercraft that residents could use in an adjoining lake, the Illinois Appellate Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court’s surgically narrow ruling prohibiting a farmer from using seeds harvested from patented herbicide-resistant soybeans has left lawyers with more questions than answers about the extent of patent owners’ rights in other emerging, self-replicating technologies.
A tortious interference suit over contractual obligations arising under a pension plan was not completely preempted by ERISA, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
An appeal in a medical malpractice case wasn’t rendered untimely by the plaintiffs’ failure to electronically file a critical motion in the trial court under the correct docket number, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
The mother and adult daughter of the victim of an airplane crash had the capacity to sue the federal government for the alleged negligence of a flight controller, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
Attorney fees awarded to a disability discrimination plaintiff could be reduced because of the inexperience of her lawyer at the inception of the lawsuit, the Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled in reinstating a 20 percent fee cut.
An ERISA plan could sue a special needs trust in order to obtain reimbursement for medical costs borne on behalf of a plan beneficiary injured in an automobile accident, the en banc 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
WASHINGTON – Patent pools, designed to spur innovation and reduce the cost of litigation, may actually be having anticompetitive effects according to a report released by the former competition policy director for the Federal Trade Commission.