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An “in terrorem” or “no-contest” clause in a trust instrument provides for the forfeiture or reduction of the equitable property interest of a beneficiary who contests the arrangement. In a recent New Hampshire case, Shelton,...more
Originally published in Litigation News, American Bar Association (November 2012).
As lawyers often advise their clients, any litigation involves some element of risk, and “there is no such thing as a slam dunk.” A...more
Nursing homes are free to use binding arbitration agreements in their contracts with residents, barring victims and their families from suing the homes even in extreme cases of personal injury and wrongful death, the Supreme...more
Unless the fiduciary issues and the representation issues in a trust dispute are properly sorted out in advance, there is a very real risk that an ill-considered rush to mediate or arbitrate will prove an expensive and...more
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that Georgia's modified comparative fault scheme is to be applied even in cases in which the plaintiff bears no fault....more
In a published decision, the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division Three) has held that a law firm which prevailed in mandatory fee arbitration against a former client was entitled to an award of attorney’s...more
Two recent California Court of Appeal decisions–one of them published–address the procedure for requesting a trial de novo following the issuance of an arbitration award under the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Act (MFAA) (Bus. &...more
The grounds on which a binding arbitration award may be challenged in court are very limited, and a recent attack on an award against a former law-firm client was unsuccessful.
In Vigilant v. Lamprey (First Appellate...more
When it comes to foreclosure, particularly those involving a mortgage sold to a trust, the media has reported all kinds of irregularities and improprieties. I thought it would be interesting to do a table of who might be...more
A recent decision of the California Supreme Court has made the enforceability of arbitration clauses in attorney-client fee agreements more secure and raised questions about the continued usefullness of California's Mandatory...more
Petition to compel arbitration and to stay proceedings under a lawyers professional liability insurance policy. ...more
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