In a body blow to open and transparent government and the ability of citizen watchdog groups and journalists, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 last summer that a Waukesha community group, Friends of Frame Park, was not entitled to attorney fees after suing the city of Waukesha for public records that the city later released before being ordered to do so by a court.
In a ruling that attorneys say ends the guessing game over when the clock starts to run on filing a notice of appeal in cases involving claims for attorney fees, the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to adopt standard that would vary depending on whether those fees are awarded pursuant to a statute or a contract.
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court considered Tuesday whether an award of contractual attorney fees is part of a final judgment, or a collateral determination made after a judgment.
The future of private practice has been the subject of much speculation for the last several years. While some partners behave as if things will go back to business as usual, most of those who are paying attention believe we are headed to a “new normal” in our future.
A vaccine injury victim whose claim is time-barred under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act can still recover attorney fees because the claim was reasonable and made in good faith, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled.
2012AP775 Agnesian Healthcare Inc. v. RTF Manufacturing Company LLC
2011AP2855 EA Restoration LLC v. Diehm
2012AP416 In the Matter of the Attorney Fees in Lamb v. The New Horizon Center Inc.
An opinion this year by the New Jersey State Bar’s Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics raises a major alarm bell for any lawyer who has trouble collecting money from a current client.
2011AP623, 2011AP2617 In re the marriage of: Symdon v. Symdon
Bruce MacEwen, whose long-running blog, www.adamsmithesq.com, is subtitled “An inquiry into the economics of law firms,” recently made provocative comments about where the profession’s economics are heading.
2011AP1849 In re the award of attorney fees in In re the marriage of Zimmerman v. Zimmerman
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