January 30, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Virginia officials reached a $520,000 settlement Wednesday over attorney's fees with challengers of the commonwealth's same-sex marriage ban. The plaintiffs are allowed to seek attorney's fees because they successfully challenged the marriage ban under a federal civil rights law. Two law firms ...[read more]
April 29, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in two cases concerning attorney's fees in patent disputes. In Octane Fitness v. ICON Health and Fitness the court ruled that the framework used by the district court to award attorney's fees was too rigid. Section 285 of the Patent Act authorizes a district ...[read more]
March 21, 2014
by Ann Schober
Chevron Corporation on Tuesday filed for reimbursement of attorneys' fees against Attorney Steven Donziger and others in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Chevron prevailed earlier this month in its lawsuit against Donziger for fraud and racketeering and demands ...[read more]
January 15, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in Ray Haluch Gravel Co. v. Central Pension Fund that, whether a claim for attorney's fees is based upon a statute, a private contract, or both, the pendency of a ruling on an award for fees and costs does not prevent a merits judgment from becoming "final" for ...[read more]
May 20, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Sebelius v. Cloer that an untimely National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (NCVIA) petition may qualify for an award of attorney's fees if it is filed in good faith and there is a reasonable basis for its claim. In this case, Dr. Melissa Cloer filed an ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Tuesday in Marx v. General Revenue Corp. that Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d)(1) allows fees to be awarded in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) even if the suit was brought in good faith. Petitioner Olivea Marx had a student loan debt through EdFund, ...[read more]
November 8, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. The issue in the first case, Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc., was whether a federal court has Article III jurisdiction over a party's challenge to the validity of a trademark if the owner of the trademark has agreed not to sue the ...[read more]
May 29, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Tuesday in Marx v. General Revenue Corp. to determine whether a defendant may be awarded attorney's fees in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) where the plaintiff brought the lawsuit in good faith. The FDCPA allows a court to award attorney's fees " ...[read more]
March 20, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On March 20, 2010, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected a proposed settlement which would have addressed claims filed in a class action lawsuit brought by clean-up crews working on the World Trade Center (WTC) in the months following 9/11. The agreement would have ...[read more]
August 4, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a challenge by the State Auditor to the state Attorney General practice of paying fees to hired private counsel directly out of litigation awards. State Auditor Stacey Pickering is appealing a lower court ruling last April upholding $10 ...[read more]

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