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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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Unconscionability Test Adopted (access required)

A textile company that refused to pay for goods it said were overpriced may not rely on the defense of unconscionability when sued for breach of contract, the Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 7. This is so because the trial ...

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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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