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General Contractor Overhead And Profit And AOB Insurance Scams

A storm is rising, and it is not the type which causes damage to homes and vehicles. It causes damage of a much more insidious nature. Following a storm or other natural disaster, canvassers hired by the “hail cartel”—lawyers or …

Insurer Fights Paying $5.3M to Wrongfully Convicted Missouri Man

A former insurance carrier for the city of Columbia, Mo., is appealing a ruling that it owes $5.3 million to a man who served 10 years in prison before his conviction for killing a sports editor in Columbia was thrown …

Human Wins Monkey Selfie Copyright Fight

A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin. U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to …

Federal Judge Rejects $1M Lawyer Fees in $125K Bad Faith Case

A lawyer’s request for more than $1 million in attorneys’ fees was rejected by a federal judge in Pennsylvania. Bernie Clemens sued New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Company for bad faith in federal court. The case went to trial …

Chinese Drywall Maker Ordered to Pay $55,000, Stop Doing Business in U.S.

A federal judge has ordered a China-based maker of drywall to pay $55,000 in penalties and attorney fees – and to stop doing business in the United States – as punishment for refusing to take part in court proceedings over …

New Lemon Law Limits in Effect in Wisconsin

If the vehicle you just bought turns out to be a lemon, you’ll have less time after this weekend to seek damages from the manufacturer and you won’t get as much money. The restrictions that went into effect Saturday drew …

Patent Suits Targeted as U.S. High Court Takes Fee Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two appeals that would make it easier for targets of patent suits to collect attorneys’ fees, agreeing to consider steps that some companies say would deter groundless litigation. The court today said it will …

Toyota Sudden-Acceleration Settlement Set for Final Approval

Toyota Motor Corp. is set for final approval of a settlement, valued at as much as $1.63 billion by plaintiff lawyers, with U.S. consumers who claimed that recalls related to sudden, unintended acceleration caused their vehicles to lose value. U.S. …

Perdue Seeks $2.5M in Attorneys Fees in Poultry Pollution Case

Perdue Farms is seeking up to $2.5 million in attorney fees following its victory in a poultry pollution case that had been closely watched by environmentalist and agriculture interests for its potential impact on the industry, a company spokeswoman said …

BP Oil Spill Payments Stalled Due to Attorney Fees Court Order

Damage payments from the compensation fund for BP’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have been stopped temporarily as the fund says it needs time to follow a court order that part of the settlements be set aside …