Lawsuit Abuse Impact News
February 21, 2013
Investor’s Business Daily | February 21, 2013
On Feb. 27, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant. AmEx is hoping the court will enforce a contract requiring its retail customers to arbitrate disputes. And, as has been the recent practice when the Supreme Court hears an arbitration case, an array of Chicken Littles are suggesting that a Supreme Court decision enforcing the contract will result in the end of the class action.
February 20, 2013
American Lawyer | Subscription Required | February 20, 2013
Ted Frank, the crusader for class action reform, has torpedoed a deal that would have paid $3 million to a class of consumers, more than $14 million to plaintiffs lawyers, and roughly $18 million to charities designated by the parties.
Point of Law | February 20, 2013
The McDonough v. Toys'R'Us settlement paid less than $3M to the class, but the attorneys collected $14M, a figure they justified by pointing to as-yet-undetermined cy pres recipients that would receive a chunk of money (the size of which hasn't been disclosed, either).
February 19, 2013
American Lawyer | Subscription Required | February 19, 2013
The lawyers who represented the plaintiff investors in a suit against The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. over executive bonuses are arguing that they're entitled to legal fees, even though the investors quickly dropped the suit.
State Journal | February 19, 2013
A West Virginia group advocating legal reform hopes the topic will gain traction in this year's legislative session.
February 15, 2013
Washington Post | February 15, 2013
A judge in eastern Pennsylvania ruled Thursday against a former Lehigh University graduate student who sued to have a grade of C-plus changed to a B and was seeking $1.3 million in damages.
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | February 15, 2013
Should it be a federal crime for businesses to refuse to hire ex-convicts? Yes, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which recently released 20,000 convoluted words of regulatory "guidance" to direct businesses to hire more felons and other ex-offenders.
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WTRF News | February 15, 2013
What issues should policymakers address during this year's legislative session? Some topics already receiving attention from legislators include education, prisons, drug abuse and child poverty. None of these topics, though, address the issue voters consistently identify as their top priority: jobs.
February 14, 2013
Point of Law | February 14, 2013
Charles Hugh-Smith and Jim Geraghty note that if an employee cannot generate revenue to cover his or her wages plus overhead costs, he or she won't be hired. This is absolutely true, but both understate the problem, and the degree to which the Obama administration has made it worse, and is planning on exacerbating it.
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