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Justices struggle over fees in patent troll cases

WASHINGTON — The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrangled over the language of a statute that allows prevailing parties in certain patent infringement cases to recoup attorney fees — an issue that could mean millions of dollars in already ...

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ABA clarifies fee guidelines

(Dolan Media Newswires) — An American Bar Association committee is spelling out when it’s reasonable for lawyers to change a client’s fee terms during representation. Last month, the ABA’s standing committee on ethics and professional responsibility issued an advisory opinion ...

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With debit card cap, banks look to new fees

Congress last July passed the Durbin Amendment, which capped the fees banks charge merchants for debit card transactions, but a year later, the federal government has delayed implementing the legislation.

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Pew finds positive results from credit card law

NEW YORK CITY — Banks and some pundits had predicted that credit card users would face skyrocketing interest rates, a spike in annual fees and a plethora of other negatives after stringent new rules on cards kicked in last year. That is not what happened, according to a new look ...

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There’s more than one alternative to billing

The ticking of the clock generally coincides with the rising cost of a client’s bill. More hours means more money, but economic conditions and increasing client demands are leading more firms to consider alternative forms of billing.

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FCC rules seek to avoid surprise wireless bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal regulators want to stop cell phone "bill shock" by requiring wireless companies to alert subscribers before they run out of minutes, hit data usage or text messaging caps or start racking up international roaming charges.

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Companies study new 401(k) fees

Wal-Mart and Caterpillar were targets of recent lawsuits claiming the fees associated with their employee’s retirement plans were unreasonable. Wal-Mart is still fighting its suit, but Caterpillar settled and shelled out $16.5 million ...

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Judges limited on fee boosts

Judges may enhance an attorney fee award based on “the superb quality” of the prevailing lawyers’ performance, but only in extraordinary circumstances, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week.

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Should you accept Paypal for legal fees?

Some lawyers are beginning to accept payment of legal fees through Paypal, the online payment company. In particular, attorneys in practice areas with direct consumer representation, such as family, immigration ...

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