1341 ABA Journal Business Development articles.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a party that loses a civil rights case on the merits cannot recover attorney fees, even if it wins a preliminary injunction in…
Jun 4, 2007 6:40 PM CDT
Litigation in the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill case will come to an end if the U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear a punitive-damages appeal.
About 22 percent of the…
Jun 4, 2007 2:11 PM CDT
Ex-employees of KPMG who battled to force the accounting company to pay their legal fees will ask a judge to dismiss the criminal case against them.
Judge Lewis Kaplan of…
Jun 1, 2007 3:48 PM CDT
Lawyers and public-interest groups want the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision limiting attorney fees in public-interest cases.
Groups supporting the motion for a rehearing include…
May 29, 2007 1:48 PM CDT
The former CEO of Qwest Communications contends the company should continue to pay legal fees related to insider trading charges.
Joseph Nacchio, convicted of insider trading last month, claims the…
May 29, 2007 12:16 PM CDT
A federal judge has ruled that New York law requires a lawyer’s ambiguous retainer agreement to be read in favor of the client.
As a result, Barry Fredericks won’t be…
May 8, 2007 1:00 PM CDT
Cisco Systems Inc. spurns hourly billing arrangements by its law firms, spending about 75 percent of its legal budget paying fixed fees.
The company is a leader in alternative billing,…
May 2, 2007 2:38 PM CDT
New York’s highest court has ordered a real-estate investment company to pay the $1.4 million outstanding balance of a “success fee” charged by Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Politicians and political groups caught up in investigations and lawsuits have paid more than $2 million in legal bills in the first quarter of 2007, according to the Apr 26, 2007 3:34 PM CDT
An alleged Washington, D.C., madam with some 15,000 clients over the years had her assets confiscated as part of an ongoing federal prosecution. So, unable to fund her legal defense…
Apr 24, 2007 11:28 PM CDT
The former CEO of HealthSouth will pay $81 million to resolve a lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Richard M. Scrushy will forfeit $77.5 million and pay a…
Apr 24, 2007 2:23 PM CDT
Witnesses defended a lawyer’s request for $11,000 an hour in fees in a trade secret case before a Florida judge yesterday.
Apr 12, 2007 12:57 PM CDT
In a legal milestone that could portend big bucks for plaintiff lawyers in future cases – and a steady stream of defense fees for those on the other side of…
Apr 11, 2007 10:13 PM CDT
The lawyer for a defunct technology company that sued Motorola for stealing trade secrets is seeking a $100 million sanction and $93 million in attorney fees.
The plaintiffs’ lawyer, Willie…
Apr 11, 2007 12:56 PM CDT
ABA Seeks Changes in Bankruptcy Bill’s Attorney Liability Provisions
May 28, 2005 2:28 PM CDT