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Pennsylvania Courts Maintain Protections for Defendants in Fee Agreements

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Despite a recent decision expanding the traditional notions of recoverable attorney’s fees in workers’ compensation cases, the court still maintains protections for defendants with respect to the assessment of attorney’s fees...more

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VIDEO: Are PA Workers Compensation Attorney Fees Now Taken from Medical Benefits Too?

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The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently held that attorney fees for Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation claims can be deducted from medical benefits paid on behalf of claimants, in addition to wage loss benefits....more

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Eviction During the COVID-19 Crisis

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As the economy continues to slow and business for many comes to a halt due to the spread and uncertainty of the coronavirus (COVID-19), tenants and landlords alike are faced with the inevitable question: what happens when the...more

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Agreement To Divide $4.3 Million in Attorneys’ Fees Was Unenforceable Absent Disclosure About Insurance

Hance v. Super Store Indus., 44 Cal. App. 5th 676 (2020) - The attorneys who represented the employees in a class action filed a motion with the trial court for approval of a settlement of the action and also for an award...more

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Recovering Attorney’s Fees in Texas: Five Lessons

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Obtaining an award of attorneys’ fees might be the final step in a long-waged litigation battle but to do so successfully requires careful planning and diligence from the outset of a case. The Texas Supreme Court recently...more

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

According to the California Court of Appeals, An Attorney's Failure to Disclose Lack of Professional Liability Insurance Renders...

Hance v. Super Stores Industries, 2020 Cal. App. LEXIS 60 (Cal. App. Ct. Jan. 23, 2020) - A pair of plaintiffs' class action attorneys, who were seeking court approval of a settlement agreement in their case, had a...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Singapore Launches Public Consultation on Conditional Fee Agreements

At present, conditional fee agreements (CFAs) are prohibited under Singapore law, putting Singapore at a disadvantage compared to some other major arbitral seats, such as London. On August 27, 2019, Singapore’s Ministry of...more

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

Should I Sue for Personal Injury, Part 5 - Does it ever make sense to negotiate on my own and avoid attorney fees?

Does it ever make sense to negotiate on my own and avoid attorney fees? Insurance companies typically will try hard to settle personal injury claims quickly, before the injured person contacts a lawyer....more

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

Should I Sue for Personal Injury? Common Questions, Part 2 - What Will It Cost?

In the 35 years I have been practicing personal injury law in Vermont, the questions I hear most frequently are: Is my injury case worth pursuing?...more

Patton Sullivan Brodehl LLP

Not All Deed of Trust Attorney Fee Clauses are Created Equal

Lenders who prevail on claims arising from a deed of trust can always recover their attorney fees from the losing party as long as the deed of trust says something about fee recovery, right? It’s not that simple....more

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[Event] Legal Pricing Masterclass - October 24th & 25th, Houston, TX

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Please join Colin Jasper and Stuart Dodds of Positive Pricing to learn how to get greater value from your clients by improving your pricing strategy, positioning and conversations. Colin is a world leading consultant on this...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Litigation Funding: A Possible Return of the Damages-Based Agreement

In July 2018, the U.K. Ministry of Justice (MoJ) published its initial assessment of the post-implementation review (PIR) of Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), which is currently...more

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OCIE Releases Risk Alert Regarding the Fees and Expenses that Investment Advisers Charge Clients

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The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently released a Risk Alert that highlights the most common compliance deficiencies relating to fees and expenses...more

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Soliciting Dealer Arrangements—CSA Staff Notice 61-303 and Request for Comment

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The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published Staff Notice 61-303 and Request for Comment (the Notice) on April 12, 2018, which outlines issues that the CSA has identified regarding the use of soliciting dealer fee...more

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SEC Staff Issues Risk Alert on the Six Most Frequent Fee and Expense Compliance Issues

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On April 12, 2018, the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") issued a risk alert listing the most common compliance issues concerning fees and expenses charged by SEC-registered investment advisers....more

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC

Contingency Fees in Arizona: Paper is Worth its Weight in Gold

Attention Arizona attorneys: to receive compensation for your contingent fee work, make sure your fee agreement is in writing and signed by the client – or, you might not get paid at all. This is the message from the Arizona...more

Dentons

Who Can Sue an Attorney—and How to Stop Them

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Unlike some other torts, the class of plaintiffs who can bring legal malpractice claims against attorneys is fairly limited. Generally speaking, legal malpractice claims can only be raised by a limited set of people to whom...more

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ETF Boards Need to Apply Gartenberg Differently

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The differences between the respective cost structures of exchange-traded funds and mutual funds and the nature of advisory services provided for each product may require boards to think about the Gartenberg factors...more

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Court Of Chancery Explains Fee Award In Appraisal Case

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Plaintiffs’ attorneys in representative litigation may obtain awards of fees and expenses when their efforts prove successful and provide benefits to the represented class. This decision explains how the Court of Chancery...more

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Practitioners -- Time to Update Your Client Arbitration Agreements (Pt. III)

Many attorneys have been using the same engagement agreements for decades designating standard commercial providers such as the American Arbitration Association to resolve client disputes. In recent years some have learned...more

Brooks Pierce

Eighty Five Thousand Reasons Not To Represent An LLC Without The Approval Of A Majority Of The Members (and one Other Thing)

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Be sure that an LLC member has the authority to hire you before accepting the representation of the LLC in a suit by or against another LLC member. That authorization generally requires a majority of the interest of the...more

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Business Court Resolves A Trio Of Discovery Issues

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Three interesting discovery issues were resolved last week by Judge Bledsoe's Order in Gay v. Peoples Bank. First, can you obtain in discovery in a class action the fee arrangement between the plaintiff and his lawyers? ...more

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Attorneys' Fees Provisions: Not a Blank Check to Overreach

In the American legal system, attorneys’ fees and costs are not recoverable as damages unless expressly authorized by statute. Legal fees are simply a cost of doing business unless the parties to a contract agree otherwise. ...more

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OIG Permits Gainsharing under Co-management Agreement

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In Advisory Opinion 12-22, the OIG permitted a hospital to make payments to a cardiology group as part of a co-management agreement that for all intent and purpose are gainsharing payments. The extent to which this represents...more

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