By Jeffrey V. Mehalic on Posted in Attorney FeesOver the next few posts, I want to follow up on some earlier posts and also talk about Supreme Court of Appeals decisions that, for one reason or another, I have overlooked.
You may remember that a couple of years ago, as a result of criminal charges that a trio of plaintiffs’
By Jeffrey V. Mehalic on Posted in Attorney Fees I want to discuss a new decision from the Fourth Circuit, which Rob Hoskins brought to my attention last week on ERISABoard. The case involves the reasonableness of attorney’s fees in general, and a substantial contingency fee in particular.
The facts in In re Continue Reading
By Jeffrey V. Mehalic on Posted in AppealsThe Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia was scheduled to hear arguments today in The Book Exchange’s appeal of the dismissal of its lawsuit against West Virginia University and Barnes & Noble, but the parties settled their dispute yesterday. For a recap of the issues, here are the circuit court’s order, the
By Jeffrey V. Mehalic on Posted in Hospitals You may have thought — or hoped — that you wouldn’t hear any more about John A. King, the discredited surgeon and defendant in 124 malpractice lawsuits that have resulted in settlements of more than $100 million. But you would not be so lucky.
According to Paul J. Nyden’s article in
By Jeffrey V. Mehalic on Posted in ERISAI hope everyone is enjoying their holidays. I haven’t written in the past few weeks due to a death in my family, but I’m back in my office and resuming work, including catching up on decisions and developments. The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia’s Fall Term ended
By Jeffrey V. Mehalic on Posted in Law PracticeBecause this blog focuses on business litigation, I couldn’t pass up this item from Larry Bodine, who writes the Law Marketing Blog.
According to Larry, if you want to develop more business from corporate clients, emphasize your ability to settle, not litigate, a case. He explains that corporations want
By Jeffrey V. Mehalic on Posted in Hospitals Charleston Area Medical Center’s Board of Trustees has voted to pay $11.5 million to Dr. R. E. Hamrick, Jr. by September 5, and bring an end to his lawsuit against the hospital arising from the revocation of his privileges in 2004 when he attempted to self-insure his medical