State ethics committees have struggled for decades with applying traditional ethics rules to new forms of electronic communications. Among other things, early bar opinions condemned lawyers’ use of cellphones and unencrypted email.Read More »
Facing new objectors, class action settlements are attracting greater scrutiny from appellate courts, which are gutting those settlements and sending them back to be renegotiated. In particular, the amount and proportion of attorney fees and the payment of money into ...Read More »
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The federal “Holder Rule” allowed the buyers of an allegedly defective motor home to bring consumer and negligence claims against the lender that was assigned their installment contract, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in reversing judgment.Read More »
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act permitted the widow of a long-time coal miner to pursue a claim for black lung survivor benefits under a new, more-relaxed standard, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.Read More »
A police officer may be liable for repeatedly shooting a domestic violence suspect with a taser after it appeared that he had stopped resisting arrest, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a grant of qualified ...Read More »