Even the victorious plaintiff’s attorney in a lawsuit against a technical college in Missouri is a bit surprised that jurors returned a punitive damage award of almost 470 times the plaintiff’s actual damages.
The California Supreme Court yesterday made the first significant revision to the state’s parol evidence rule since Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the White House.
In the process, the court helped the case of two property owners who claimed they were defrauded by their lender when they restructured their debt to avoid foreclosure.
In a reversal of course, a Pennsylvania court ruled last week that home sellers had no duty to disclose that their property was the scene of a grisly murder/suicide.
A number of recent lawsuits filed by plaintiffs allege that companies are falsely advertising their products as “all natural” or “100 percent” natural when they in fact contain synthetic ingredients or genetically modified organisms.
Developers could be sued for allegedly injuring homeowners by causing a drop in property values through sales to individuals with a high risk of foreclosure, the 9th Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
An Allentown, Pa. attorney was slapped with a $4.25 million legal malpractice verdict in Northampton County Court after he didn’t show up to court to contest claims he’d misrepresented a fired public school employee.
A lawyer could enforce his firm’s representations that he would receive a larger share of profits should he perform beyond expectations, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a $1.7 million jury verdict.