Obvious to anyone in the insurance industry, Texas courts are experiencing an explosion of first-party property insurance lawsuits arising from wind and hail related insurance claims. Dozens of lawsuits are filed every day in...more
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (UK), enacted on March 26, 2015, heralds a significant development in UK litigation. Following years of debate, and despite the concerns of many that the UK would suffer from the apparent excesses...more
How do you hire an excellent attorney and pay for the services in a personal injury case?
Like any other professional, the hourly fee for lawyers is largely driven by market forces, but in the case of attorneys a...more
The New York State Court of Appeals has ruled that a contingency fee agreement that netted Graubard Miller $44 million for five months' work was valid and enforceable. According to the court, the law firm took substantial...more
You were seriously injured in a car accident in the San Fernando Valley and as a result, you have decided to meet with a few lawyers. They've told you that they will take your case on a contingency basis, which sounds good,...more
Property owners are routinely hiring attorneys well in advance of a public agency's filing of an eminent domain action. Many times, the representation begins before it is even certain whether the agency will actually move...more
To date, litigation funders in Australia have been subject only to "light touch" external regulation. However, there are increasing calls to see greater scrutiny applied to these funds.
On issue which might prove a...more
On June 11, 2013, the European Commission (Commission) issued a widely anticipated series of proposals designed to advance private antitrust damage and collective actions in Europe. To accomplish this, the Commission issued...more
It has taken nearly 20 years for the United Kingdom to move from a time when it was unlawful (or champertous) for a lawyer to share in the fruits of litigation, to the introduction of U.S.-style contingency fee arrangements. ...more
The Court of Appeals in February 2011 ordered Judge Jolly to dissolve Mitchell, Brewer, Richardson, Adams, Burge & Boughman, a law firm organized as a member-managed professional limited liability company. The dissolution was...more
Originally published in ABA Section of Taxation NewsQuarterly in the Summer of 2012.
Structured settlement annuities (SSA) have been recognized by federal law since 1983. The original use of these...more
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