WASHINGTON – For attorney Russ M. Herman, a verdict in favor of a few among thousands of plaintiffs who saw their homes – and in some cases their livelihoods – ruined by toxic, crumbling walls was only the beginning of the battle.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signed the America Invents Act into law last week, a measure he said will benefit businesses by allowing inventions to get to market sooner and cut down on red tape and patent-related litigation.
WASHINGTON – Now that the debate over health care reform legislation that has dominated the attention of Washington lawmakers appears to be coming to a conclusion, advocates for attorney-related legislation say they hope lawmakers restart the engines on the bills that have stalled in the process.
A bill introduced in Congress earlier this month would repeal some of the changes affecting business bankruptcy that were enacted under the 2005 bankruptcy reform law.
WASHINGTON – Legislation to reform the nation’s patent system is moving forward in the Senate after repeatedly stalling over the last four years amid disagreements about how infringement damages should be calculated.
Key Democratic lawmakers are pushing legislation that would block credit card companies charging high interest rates from collecting from consumers in bankruptcy proceedings.
WASHINGTON – Newly-filed legislation would impose mandatory penalties against parties and attorneys who initiate frivolous lawsuits in federal courts.
The bill would amend federal civil procedure rules that currently leave the imposition of penalties to the discretion of judges.