In the face of apparent fraud and no defense, a Virginia federal judge has ordered a hotel brokerage and its owners to pay more than $173,000 in punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and costs to a hotel development company. The award ...Read More »
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Lawyers can find plenty of ways to stay out of a courtroom. Instead of the hand-to-hand combat of a trial before judge or jury, they can opt for some form of alternative dispute resolution. But the lure of the courtroom ...
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Ethics experts and the lawyers they counsel have engaged in a long-running debate about how lawyers can compensate their non-lawyer colleagues. It’s been a contentious issue and a recent decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court highlights the continuing controversy. The ...Read More »
Debra Farmer didn’t take the broad hint offered by U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema during a final pretrial conference in Farmer’s Title VII suit against Navy Federal Credit Union, Farmer’s former employer. Brinkema recounted the state of the record and ...Read More »
A bankruptcy court can be its own authority on the prevailing pay rate for a winning lawyer, according to a new opinion from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In awarding $279,090 in fees after upholding the lien priority ...Read More »