Erie Molded Plastics, Inc. v. Nogah, LLC, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 5991 (3d Cir. March 26, 2013).  In a commercial case, defendant advised its attorneys that it would no longer ...

Nostrame v. Santiago, 213 N.J. 109 (2013).  When a personal injury plaintiff in a potentially big case switches attorneys, the attorney being replaced may see a potentially large fee disappearing.  It is ...

Sayles v. G&G Hotels, Inc., 429 N.J. Super. 266 (App. Div. 2013).  This case involved the interpretation of an indemnification clause.  In his opinion for the panel, Judge Fisher unpacked a “complex” provision ...

The Supreme Court announced today that it will review the not for publication decision in Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C. v. DiDonato.  As phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, ...

Grow Company, Inc. v. Chokshi, 424 N.J. Super. 357 (App. Div. 2012).  This is yet another in what seems to be an endless stream of appeals of awards of attorneys’ fees.  That ...

Walker v. Giuffre, 209 N.J. 124 (2012).  In Walker and Humphries v. Powder Mill Shopping Plaza, two different Appellate Division panels had each ruled that restrictive principles governing attorneys’ fee awards under federal fee-shifting statutes, as ...

Fox v. Vice, 131 S.Ct. 2205 (2011).  The Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. §1983, includes a fee-shifting provision, 42 U.S.C. §1988.  Most often, it is a prevailing plaintiff who seeks ...

Smith v. Hudson County Register, 2011 WL 1529730 (App. Div. April 25, 2011).  This opinion, by Judge Sabatino, applied the catalyst doctrine to an Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) case.  In Mason ...

Saffos v. Avaya, Inc., 419 N.J. Super. 244 (App. Div. 2011).  A jury found that defendant Avaya’s termination of plaintiff’s employment had violated the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”), in that ...

Jones v. Hayman, 418 N.J. Super. 291 (App. Div. 2011).  This was a class action suit by women inmates against the Department of Corrections (“DOC”).  The key question in the case, as stated ...