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Venable LLP | USA | 20 Jan 2020

Supreme Court prohibits USPTO from shifting attorneys' fees in certain district court proceedings

The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the US Patent and Trademark Office cannot shift the fees of its attorneys and paralegals to litigants in…

Maurice Wutscher LLP | USA | 21 Oct 2019

Nevada Enacts ‘Consumer Protection from the Accrual of Predatory Interest After Default Act’

Nevada has enacted a new law entitled the “Consumer Protection from the Accrual of Predatory Interest After Default Act,” which relates to consumer…

Maurice Wutscher LLP | USA | 21 Oct 2019

Calif. App. Court (2nd Dist) Upholds Over 60% Reduction on Consumer Plaintiff’s Attorney Fee Award

The Court of Appeals of California, Second District, recently upheld a trial court’s ruling reducing the amount of a Plaintiff’s attorney’s fee award…

Gonsalves-Sabola Chambers | Global | 16 May 2019

Signing an Attorney Fee Agreement: What You Can Expect?

When you decide to retain a lawyer, you may wonder what you can expect from signing an attorney fee agreement. Lawyers expect to be paid…

TozziniFreire Advogados | Brazil | 23 Apr 2019

Price of litigating in Brazil: court-awarded attorneys' fees

In addition to contractual fees, winning attorneys are entitled to court-awarded attorneys' fees, which are determined using objective criteria…

Troutman Pepper | USA | 6 Nov 2018

Court Slashes Plaintiff’s Award of Attorneys’ Fees Due to Defendant’s Substantial Settlement Offer Made Prior to Trial

In Cooper v. Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc., 16 C2827, —F. Supp. 3d—, 2018 WL 2299203 (N.D. Ill. May 21, 2018), appeal filed (7th Cir. June…

Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo | USA | 2 Nov 2018

Governor Brown Signs AB 1654 Exempting Union Contractors from PAGA

Effective January 1, 2019, construction workers covered by certain collective bargaining agreements (“CBA”) will be exempt from the Private Attorneys…

Robinson & Cole LLP | USA | 30 Oct 2018

Parties Seek to Settle Yahoo Data Breach Class Action for $50M

We previously wrote about the Yahoo data breaches, subsequent class action pending in California, and the company’s estimate of potential settlement…

Mintz | USA | 23 Oct 2018

Judge Rakoff Highlights the Financial Risk to Objectors of Class Settlements

On August 15, 2018, Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York awarded an objector to the Petrobras class…

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 19 Oct 2018

Ninth Circuit rules that post-removal attorneys’ fees count towards CAFA’s $5 million threshold, creating split with Seventh Circuit

Takeaway: When a plaintiff files a class action in state court, the first thing defense counsel will do is evaluate whether it can be removed to…
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