From the monthly archives:

August 2013

TweetA California federal judge on Aug. 23 granted preliminary approval of a $ 280,000 settlement to be paid by Kmart Corp. to end a class complaint by cashiers alleging that they were denied seats at the checkout stands (Colette Delbridge, et al. v. Kmart Corporation, No. 11-2575, N.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120377). Lisa Garvey, […]

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TweetPlaintiffs in a shareholder derivative lawsuit against a company’s directors and officers asked a Washington federal court on Aug. 22 to give final approval to a $ 2.75 million settlement of the case (Alan Hopkins v. HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc., et al., No. 11-cv-00910, W.D. Wash.). Alan Hopkins, derivatively on behalf of HQ Sustainable […]

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TweetThe billable hour model has been criticized for years, both inside and outside of the legal community. Now it has many clients of big law firms questioning whether they have been overcharged. The latest controversy arose from a fee dispute between DLA Piper and a former bankruptcy client. When DLA Piper sued to collect $675,000 […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Louisiana jury awarded $ 5.95 million to a man who contracted mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos, sources told Mealey Publications on Aug. 22 (Sidney Mabile v. Dow Chemical Co., No. N/A., La. Dist., Iberville Parish). Sidney Mabile filed suit in the Iberville Parish District Court against numerous […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The chief financial officer (CFO) of bankrupt Old HB Inc., formerly known as Hostess Brands Inc., on Aug. 19 filed a declaration in support of the sale of real estate and equipment assets free and clear of all liens and encumbrances for $ 64.25 million (In Re: Old […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The Police and Fire Retirement System of the City of Detroit (PFRS) and the General Retirement System of the City of Detroit (GRS) on Aug. 16 filed a brief opposing the termination of a forbearance agreement between the city and what are called Swap Counterparties under which the […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt Residential Capital LLC (ResCap) on Aug. 19 moved for approval of a plan to pay a cure amount of $ 287,740.40 to settle an $ 8 million claim against the estate by a loan servicing agency based on assets that were excluded from ResCap’s asset purchase agreement […]

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TweetThe exact legal definition of the horrible acts that took place in Boston could have a significant impact on area businesses. Many businesses in the immediate vicinity were damage during the blasts, while several blocks of hotels, restaurants and offices were closed for days during the investigation. Most of these small businesses have insurance. However, […]

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