Tag Archives: Settlement

What’s “An Agreement To Agree”?

Well, for starters, it’s not enforceable in Texas.  And it can form the basis of a hefty legal malpractice suit as a client of Texas law firm Andrews Kurth discovered when the jury awarded him about $200 million against the firm. According … Continue reading

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Observing Jury Verdict Grief

Our favorite blogging judge, Judge Richard G. Kopf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, has written yet another blog post that caught our attention titled, A grief observed, posted on July 1, 2015 on Herculesandtheumpire.com.  Referencing C.S. Lewis’ book A Grief Observed, … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Tom Cruise . . . It Can Happen To You

So what does filing a lawsuit really entail?  Well for starters, depending on the type of lawsuit and the allegations, it can entail getting grilled about intimate details of your personal life – just ask Tom Cruise. In response to … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuits – Do They Benefit Class Plaintiffs?

According to Senior Circuit Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld, the recent Facebook class action settlement does not benefit the class plaintiffs.  The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the settlement, but Judge Kleinfeld wrote a dissenting opinion: I respectfully dissent. This … Continue reading

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Legal Consumer Tip #5 – Evaluating Settlement Issues

In September 2012, we blogged about a Colorado jury’s $2 million verdict against a law firm that pressured a client to settle a contingency fee case for less than it was worth. In that post, we noted that settlement comes … Continue reading

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Attorney Disbarred for Fee Ultimatum to Clients

The New Hampshire Supreme Court disbarred an attorney this week for giving an ultimatum to his clients in February of 2006: agree to his $2 million fee or he would not represent them in the mediation taking place that same … Continue reading

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Pressure to Settle: In Your Best Interest . . . or Your Lawyer’s?

Last week, a Colorado jury handed down a more than $2 million verdict against a Denver law firm for pressuring a client, in a contingency fee case, to settle for less than it was worth. In her lawsuit, the client portrayed the firm as … Continue reading

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