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Second Circuit – Copyright Law – Attorneys Fees To Prevailing Parties Where Copyright & Trademark Claims Not Adjudged

Can a "prevailing party" in a copyright or trademark action obtain attorneys fees even if the victory had nothing to do with the Copyright Act or Lanham Act?   The Second Circuit, in a pair of recent decisions involving alleged infringement of test … Continue reading

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The Many Parties of a Negligent Security Claim

Claims based on negligent security, which can arise after a person has suffered an assault, rape or other violent incident on another’s property, can be complicated to file. A claim for negligent security is filed when a person has been … Continue reading

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in Alabama if Both Parties Agree?

An uncontested divorce usually takes about four to eight weeks after everything has been signed by both spouses and filed with the court. If both parties agree on the big questions of how you will divide your assets and debts, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Declines To Expand Legal Malpractice Liability To Third Parties

The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a call to expand malpractice liability to third party beneficiaries We conclude that the narrow Auric exception to the rule of nonliability of an attorney to a non-client applies to the administration of an estate… … Continue reading

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Divorced Parties Foiled in Efforts to Avoid Counsel Fee Award

In a February, 2019 decision, the Appellate Division, Second Department foiled the cooperative efforts of previously-divorced parties to avoid an interim fee award to the ex-wife’s counsel to prosecute incident to the parties’ settlement of the pending issues. In Rhodes … Continue reading

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