Tag Archives: Fees

Compelled Public Sector Agency Fees Declared Unconstitutional by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning in Janus v. AFSCME (download here) reversed 40 years of labor law precedent and concluded that  requiring public employees to pay “agency fees” for labor unions that they don’t want to belong to violates … Continue reading

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University of Washington settles with College Republicans over unfair security fees (Is Berkeley next?)

In February, College Republicans at the University of Washington wanted to hold a rally with the group Patriot Prayer. The University said they could only hold the rally if they agreed to pay a $17,000 security fee. The College Republicans sued and today the school reached a $127,000 … Continue reading

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When to Hire A Probate Attorney in Illinois | Who Is Responsible for Probate Attorney Fees

In this article we explain when you should hire a probate attorney in Illinois, including: “should I hire an attorney for a small estate when probate is not necessary?”, “is an attorney required for Illinois probate estates?”, “when should an … Continue reading

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Waiving Credit Freeze Fees

From Ashley Madison to Equifax, data breaches have increasingly plagued companies and their consumers in recent years. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, over 1,500 data breach incidents occurred in the past year, reportedly a record high. To protect … Continue reading

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Borrower Not Entitled To Attorneys’ Fees Under PA Act 6 Based Solely On Affirmative Defense

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a Philadelphia homeowner was not entitled to attorneys’ fees under a PA consumer protection law because filing affirmative defenses doesn’t qualify as filing an “action” under the law. In Bayview Loan Servicing LLC v. Rodger Lindsay, … Continue reading

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