Verdicts & Settlements
4766 ABA Journal Verdicts & Settlements articles.
3 BigLaw firms will give back $1M in Purdue Pharma legal fees in settlement with trustee
Three large law firms have agreed to reduce fee applications by $1 million in their bankruptcy representation of Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription pain medication OxyContin, after the U.S. trustee alleged a failure to disclose a common interest agreement.
May 3, 2021 12:01 PM CDT
Lawyer resigns from bar after he is accused of forging prosecutor’s signature
Ethics regulators in Massachusetts have accepted the resignation of a lawyer who was accused of signing an assistant U.S. attorney’s name to a settlement agreement in litigation against the U.S. government.
Apr 6, 2021 11:40 AM CDT
Apr 2, 2021 2:10 PM CDT
Uber must pay $1.1M after drivers discriminated against woman who is blind, arbitrator says
Uber has been ordered to pay a San Francisco woman—who is blind and uses a…
Apr 1, 2021 4:18 PM CDT
Federal judge warns of trying Capitol riot case in media
U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta of the District of Columbia on Tuesday warned prosecutors about trying a U.S. Capitol riot…
Mar 24, 2021 4:17 PM CDT
Only 1 plaintiff remains in Jones Day pay-bias suit
Five of six former associates suing Jones Day for gender bias have dropped their claims. The move follows a decision…
Mar 12, 2021 2:56 PM CST
Judge tosses challenge to ‘race-norming’ in dementia tests
U.S. District Judge Anita Brody of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit challenging “race-norming” in dementia tests used to…
Mar 9, 2021 3:03 PM CST
Throughout Laurence Kahn’s career as a lawyer who prosecuted consumer fraud and resolved countless disputes, he always believed a big part of his job was helping people with their problems. In 2004, that attitude sparked a thought one night as Kahn lay in bed.
Mar 2, 2021 10:18 AM CST
How will the ‘Anthony Fauci effect’ influence jurors?
Lawyers and jury consultants are considering whether the COVID-19 pandemic will influence juror attitudes in what Law.com is dubbing the “Anthony Fauci effect.”
Feb 4, 2021 11:04 AM CST
Brown Rudnick settles $300M malpractice suit over bankruptcy representation
Brown Rudnick has settled a $300 million malpractice lawsuit alleging that it mishandled its work as a litigation trustee in the 2009 bankruptcy of chemical company LyondellBasell.
Jan 28, 2021 10:22 AM CST
Law dean Erwin Chemerinsky opposes Trump Twitter ban
Twitter and Facebook had the right to remove posts by President Donald Trump that amounted to incitement, but a total ban on…
Jan 14, 2021 4:38 PM CST
COVID-19 spurred more than a thousand workplace lawsuits in 2020, class action report says
At least 1,005 workplace lawsuits filed in 2020 stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic, and more are expected in 2021, according to Seyfarth Shaw’s 17th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report.
Jan 8, 2021 3:55 PM CST
Study examines decline in civil and criminal jury trials and how to bring them back
While judges and lawyers view jury trials as slower, less predictable and less cost-effective than other forms of case resolution, they also view them as fair and prefer them over alternatives, according to a national study released in December by the ABA Commission on the American Jury.
Jan 5, 2021 1:27 PM CST
COVID-19 causes Federal Circuit to cancel arguments in Nintendo case
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has canceled oral arguments in Nintendo’s case over its Wii gaming systems after its opposing counsel contracted COVID-19.
Jan 5, 2021 11:24 AM CST
Lawyer has filed nearly 100 consumer lawsuits over vanilla labeling
Long Island, New York, lawyer Spencer Sheehan wants consumers to know that they are sometimes being deceived by the "vanilla" label on the products that they buy.
Dec 23, 2020 1:19 PM CST
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