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By David McMahon
In Prison Legal News v. Schwarzenegger, 2010 DJDAR 8612 (9th Circuit 2010) the court decided whether, and to what extent the publisher of, a monthly prison news magazine may recover attorneys’ fees from the State of California for monitoring the State’s compliance with a prior settlement agreement.
By David McMahon
In Orange Blossom Limited Partnership v. Southern California Sunbelt Developers Inc. 2010 DJDAR 8623, Ninth Circuit (2010), the Ninth Circuit concluded that a bankruptcy court properly awarded costs, attorney’s fees and punitive damages against thirteen creditors that initiated an improper involuntary bankruptcy petition under 11 U.S.C. § 303 (i).
By Jenny Wang
In a case litigated by Robert J. McKennon, the California Court of Appeals recognized significant limits on the vicarious liability of a principal based upon the acts or omissions of a putative agent.
By David McMahon
In Hyde v. Del Nero, 2009 DJDAR 8329 (2009), the Ninth Circuit clarified whether a lawyer for a party may be liable for fees under 15 U.S.C. Section 1692k(a)(3) of the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act.