Barger & Wolen

Can lawyers contractually agree to preclude a court from reviewing an...

In Burton v. Class Counsel, 2013 DJDAR 16253 (2013), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal decided a unique case under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The court decided the issue of whether lawyers can contractually agree to…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Commercial Law &...

Are "pro hac vice" counsel entitled to recover costs?

In Kalitta Air LLC v. Central Texas Airborne System Inc., 2013 DJDAR 16393 (2013), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided a unique issue which other federal circuits have reached different conclusions on. The main issue…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Law Practice Products & Services

Personal Injury Coverage Does not Apply to Data Breach

According to a Law360 report, Sony Units Denied Coverage For Suits Tied To Cyber Attack (subscription required), a New York state judge ruled last Friday in the Zurich v. Sony insurance litigation that the stealing of consumer…more

| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Insurance,...

Fewer Class Actions Remanded To State Court

The Daily Journal reported last week that new standards established by the Ninth Circuit in the 2013 case Rodriguez v. AT&T Mobility Services LLC have resulted in fewer wage and hour class action cases being remanded to state…more

| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Plaintiff Entitled To Appeal Fee Award Despite Bankruptcy Court Plan...

In Edwards v. Broadwater Casitas Care Center, 2013 DJDAR 15911 (2013), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District decided an interesting case involving the interplay of a petition for attorney fees rendered…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Civil...

Obama Administration Relaxes Employer Mandate

The moving target that is the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate keeps on moving. The Treasury Department today issued a rule relaxing important employer requirements under the ACA, foremost among them to postpone the…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

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