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Litigation

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Kentucky federal judge on May 13 granted final approval of a $ 45 million settlement to be paid by Skechers U.S.A. Inc. to end multidistrict litigation alleging that the company’s “toning” footwear was falsely advertised to improve posture, promote weight loss, strengthen the back, improve blood circulation, […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Feb. 7 said the Vioxx multidistrict litigation court properly awarded attorney fees from a settlement to the lawyer who represented the client during the settlement and not to another lawyer who tried to stop the process at the 11th […]

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TweetRecently Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Arthur Schack recused himself from a retrial of a case for appearances’ sake after engaging in some highly questionable conduct-at least according to defense counsel.  Miller v. Lewis, 11358/09 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Kings Co.)  Although Justice Schack claims that he was not biased against attorney John McDonough, according to McDonough, Judge […]

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TweetWatching a pet die can be a devastating experience, but does it legally qualify as emotional distress? New Jersey recently joined a number of other states in ruling that these emotional distress claims are strictly limited to human relationships. “Although we recognize that many people form close bonds with their pets, we conclude that those […]

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TweetEver wonder why your cell phone bill is so high? Ever think the minutes recorded on your cell phone bill do not reflect your actual usage time? Well, you’re probably right on both counts, and an appellate court recently revived a lawsuit regarding just these issues entitled Tucker v. Pacific Bell Mobile Services, California First […]

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TweetIn a near-unanimous verdict, Apple recently won a $1.05 billion judgment against Samsung on charges that the South Korean manufacturer copied Apple’s designs for the iPhone and iPad. The lawsuit was conducted in San Jose Federal Court in front of Judge Koh.  The jury arrived at the verdict after less than three days of deliberations. Apple […]

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TweetApproximately two months ago the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York approved an amended settlement in a long-standing securities class action suit named In re IMAX Securities Litigation, No. 06 Civ. 6128 (S.D.N.Y. 8/1/12). However, it reserved decision on the requested attorneys’ fees and expenses pending further briefing on the issues […]

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TweetIn what is considered a merely symbolic gesture, a federal magistrate judge in Manhattan, Judge Frank Maas, recommended that Al-Qaida, the Taliban and Iran pay $6 billion to relatives of the victims and survivors of 9/11 for aiding in those terrorist attacks.  The recommendation is seen as symbolic because it will be nearly impossible to collect […]

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TweetPlaintiff Jane Kelley, a California resident, sued a law firm (“Dahle”) and the lawyer’s malpractice insurer, Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (WILMIC) alleging, inter alia, breach of contract, negligence and breach of a fiduciary duty.  The claims arose from the alleged failure of the law firm to repay a $300,000 loan which it solicited from […]

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TweetIn a case entitled Wo Yee Hing et al. v. Howard Stern, New York State Appellate Division, First Department, Index No. 115517/07 (7/31/12), the First Department recently determined in a 4-1 ruling that a real estate attorney might have acted negligently, but he cannot be sued for legal malpractice because his clients could not prove that his […]

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