Budget Rent A Car won sanctions for its adversary’s filing of a frivolous appeal, but lost its ability to recover its fees when it submitted what the court, in a Judge Posner opinion, called an “exorbitant” nine-thousand-dollar bill. (David L. Hudson Jr., ABA Journal eReport, Nov. 18). But were the fees really that exorbitant? Point of Law explores why they perhaps might not have been.
Also on Point of Law:
- the Vioxx MDL rules on expert evidence;
- attorneys get $22 million while their ostensible clients get nothing, or worse than nothing;
- a study on the impact of litigation on small business;
- plaintiffs aren’t kidding when they say they’re going to make welding the next asbestos;
- how the multistate tobacco deal penalizes the growing Sun Belt states; and
- a plaintiffs’ lawyer makes an interesting nationwide cardiological diagnosis.