Firm’s suit against HP over broken printer repair ends up in federal court–ABA Journal

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS

 
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A Texas law firm claims in a $100,000 lawsuit that a broken printer and a failure to promptly send a repair technician “grossly interfered” with its ability to conduct business.

The Cweren Law Firm in Houston sued in Texas state court last May, but the case was removed to federal court Monday, the Texas Lawyer reports.

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Judge requests criminal investigation into Rikers inmates ‘tortured’ in Albany jail – New York Daily News

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Judge Colleen McMahon made the unusual referral to prosecutors in an 82-page decision allowing a civil suit brought by four inmates — Davon Washington, Steven Espinal, Pariis Tillery and one identified only as John Doe — to proceed. The men say they were transferred from Rikers Island to the Albany County Jail for infractions ranging from the petty to the near-deadly.

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How A Fee Win For Lawyers May Help Disabled Workers – Law360

By Emily Brill 
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U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year created a uniform method for allocating fees across judicial jurisdictions, ensuring attorneys will have access to higher fees regardless of where they practice. Practitioners are mixed on the impact of the ruling but hope it will attract more attorneys to the field of Social Security disability law so more people like Gammon can get help.

They also hope it will secure them enough money to sustain their practices’ financial health, which can be precarious due to the nature of accepting jobs without a guaranteed fee.

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