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Partial Win Nets Partial Counsel Fee (access required)

A group of plaintiffs who were only partially successful in their civil rights suit should get a reduced attorney’s fee, the U.S. Fourth Circuit has ruled. An award of 49 percent of the requested fee is appropriate, the court said. ...

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Large Verdicts Spreading To Rural Areas (access required)

Million-dollar damage awards, once a rarity in North Carolina, are now commonplace in the state’s rural corners as well its larger cities. That’s one of the findings in Lawyers Weekly’s 3rd Annual Survey of Large Verdicts and Settlements. More than ...

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Juries Quick To Award Punitives (access required)

The 1992 survey of Large Verdicts and Settlements reveals that juries have not been shy in meting out punishment to wrongdoers. Several verdicts in this year’s listings included punitive damages. The largest award, $6 million, was handed down by a ...

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