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Third Circuit Remands "Meaningful Attorney Involvement" Decision

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has vacated the district court's decision in Bock v. Pressler & Pressler, LLP in which the district court ruled that a debt collection law firm violated the Fair Debt Collection...more

Third Circuit Remands “Meaningful Attorney Review” FDCPA Decision with Instruction to Consider Article III Standing Under Spokeo,...

by Burr & Forman on

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (U.S. May 16, 2016), continues to have a substantial impact on federal courts, especially with respect to alleged statutory violations of the Fair Debt...more

Workers' Comp Plaintiff Attorneys Might Be Getting a Bigger Payday in Florida

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

On April 20, 2016, the 1st District Court of Appeals fired the most significant shot in years at controversial attorney fee restrictions in Florida. In 2003, the Florida State Workers' Compensation Statute placed strict...more

Pro Bono Q&A: How One Law Firm Is Helping a California City Curb Gun Violence

by JD Supra Perspectives on

A JD Supra Pro Bono Profile: Q&A with Farella Braun + Martel partner Tony Schoenberg about his work related to a Sunnyvale, Calif., ordinance that bans the possession of large-capacity gun magazines. ...more

LAUTENBAUGH v. NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT

by Jim Manley on

Plaintiff Scott Lautenbaugh seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to redress and prevent the deprivation by Defendants, acting under color of state law, of his rights against compelled speech and compelled association...more

Barbara C. Johnson v. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Petition for Writ of Certiorari

by Barbara Johnson on

This Petition and its attachments are important for each and every one of you to read. The issues are unique and of national importance. If you are a lawyer, you might need to use the arguments for your own protection from...more

Walton v. Briley, 361 F.3d 431 (7th Cir. 2004).

Walton v. Briley

by William Paxton on

Unanimous decision by Judges Posner, Easterbrook, and Bauer establishing for the first time that a right to a public trial is a fundamental constitutional right that may be relinquished only upon a showing that the defendant...more

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