Attorney Fees

Corporate Law

Merchants say lawyer should lose $32M fee award over alleged email contact with opposing counsel

Bankruptcy Law

Law firm submits latest $40M bill in Madoff case, cites $553M recovery

Attorney Fees

Judge blasts class action firm for $5M fee maneuver; it now gets zilch

Antitrust Law

Federal magistrate awards nearly $46M in legal fees in NCAA athlete-pay case

Labor & Employment

5th Circuit: Feds must pay $500K in attorney fees to defendant company for bad faith in FLSA case

Corporate Law

Delaware bans bylaws imposing legal fees on plaintiffs in losing shareholder litigation

Trials & Litigation

Judge says Ellen Pao owes $276K to venture capital firm in sex-discrimination case

Legal Ethics

Judge removed by top state court for long-ago conduct in class action, before she took the bench

Trials & Litigation

Judge cuts $2.4M ‘Cadillac Escalade’ legal fee bid by Beastie Boys, OKs $700K ‘Honda Civic’ award

U.S. Supreme Court

Law firms can’t collect fees for defending bankruptcy fee applications, Supreme Court rules

Disability Law

Federal Circuit: US must pay attorney’s fee to lawyer who took veteran’s case 20 years ago

National Pulse

New Innovation Act, aimed at ‘patent trolls,’ would require more details in infringement complaints

Trials & Litigation

2nd Circuit nixes Apple campaign to boot BigLaw partner as court-appointed monitor in e-book case

Legal Ethics

$200K sanction could close my law firm, lawyer tells court

Securities Law

$72M payday for 2 small law firms OK’d by judge

Criminal Justice

Two lawyers are convicted of extortion for arrest threat in bid to collect fee

Trials & Litigation

6th Circuit: Federal judge abused discretion by refusing to let law firm withdraw in civil case

Trials & Litigation

6th Circuit OKs sanctions for filing frivolous suit, may add sanctions for filing frivolous appeal

Contracts

7th Circuit: Law firm doesn’t owe fired PI attorney bonuses, due to terms of compensation pact

Business of Law

Feds go electronic on payments for indigent representation