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John Doe' Claim Is Grounded (access required)

A plaintiff in a medical malpractice suit could not substitute a live party for a “John Doe’ defendant after the statute of limitations had run on the claim, the Supreme Court has ruled in a per curiam decision. The ruling ...

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Coman Loses In Appeals Court (access required)

The long-running saga of Coman v. Thomas Mfg. Co., the landmark wrongful discharge case, ended Jan. 7, when the Court of Appeals affirmed a trial verdict for the employer. The decision is the latest in a series of trial and ...

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Contingent Fee Struck In Alimony Case (access required)

A retainer agreement that appeared to impose a “back-door’ contingency fee for alimony and child support work has been struck down by the Court of Appeals as violating public policy. In a second issue, the court upheld Rule 11 sanctions ...

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