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Author Says Lawyers, not Plaintiffs, the Real Winners in Class-Action Suits

Brooke Melton died on her 29th birthday. Her Chevy randomly shut off in the middle of the highway a little before 8 p.m., and she crashed into a creek in Atlanta. A couple hours later, her parents were notified by …

Cinemark Attorneys Want Colorado Theater Shooting Victims to Pay $700K in Legal Fees

Attorneys for Cinemark want victims of a 2012 shooting at a Colorado movie theater to pay nearly $700,000 in legal fees after they unsuccessfully sued the theater chain. The company’s lawyers told a judge they need the money to cover …

Milwaukee Archdiocese Owes Millions in Legal Fees

Is the Archdiocese of Milwaukee too broke to pay its legal bills? The church says yes, but attorneys for those owed money by the archdiocese say no – and they want to get paid. Bankruptcy Judge Susan Kelley was to …

Federal Appeals Court Says Patent Suit Losers Should Pay Legal Costs

Patent owners who lose infringement lawsuits should have to pay the winners’ legal fees more often, a U.S. appeals court said in adding its views to a debate before Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. The U.S. Court of Appeals …

Goldman Must Pay Legal Fees for Ex-Programmer Accused of Theft

Goldman Sachs Group Inc must pay some legal fees incurred by a former computer programmer accused of stealing code from the bank because his title of vice president made him a bank officer at the time, a New Jersey federal …

Settlements Exceed $500,000 Over Kentucky Train Derailment

Louisville, Ky., Metro Government has paid more than $525,000 to settle 23 claims stemming from a train derailment at the Louisville Zoo in 2009. The city has spent another $176,000 in legal fees in defending the lawsuits. The accident sent …