' motion for sanctions in Ruth, which was withdrawn as a condition of the settlement, accused one settling defendant of abusing the discovery process and prejudicing the plaintiff
by producing thousands of documents on the eve of trial.
was fired after she had a physical altercation in a warehouse elevator with a male co-worker.
Similarly, the new rules prevent plaintiffs
from asserting multiple claims in addition to medical malpractice, merely to attach a defendant that would allow the lawsuit to be brought in a preferred jurisdiction.
However, once the case is settled, the plaintiff
could be in jeopardy of losing even more money based on the compounded interest rate, he said.
Whatever its source, a legal duty must be owed to the plaintiff
by the named defendant in order for a civil suit to be viable.
Saul Clateman of Steiner, Clateman said the plaintiffs
only took issue with the display advertisements, not with the actual selling practices at the co-op.
The Florida District Court permitted plaintiff
to file an amended complaint and on November 13, 2006, plaintiff
filed a "First Amended Class Action Complaint" (the "First Amended Complaint") adding an additional plaintiff
Until recently, plaintiffs
successfully argued that they did not have to disclose previous settlements with bankrupted parties because the bankruptcy code protects them from being pursued for damages.
Insurance companies structuring these transactions are careful to ensure that plaintiffs
have no right or ability to demand payments from the assignee (who becomes the sole obligor), other than those promised under the settlement agreement terms.
are limited to $250,000 for pain and suffering.
In this case, in which the evidence does not establish when plaintiffs
knew or should have known that the tax advice was flawed, the deficiency notice marks the latest date on which their malpractice action could have begun to accrue.
and their attorneys have "discovered" that favorable litigations under Title VII can reap exorbitant financial rewards.