Crest: judicial preclusion of an independent suit solely for attorneys' fees under Title VII?
Plaintiffs seeking attorney's fees awards against employers under Title VII after their employment discrimination claims have been privately settled should be denied such relief. This result is warranted by the US Supreme Court's decision in North Carolina Dept. of Transportation v. Crest St. Community Council, where plaintiff's action for attorney's fees under the Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Act was denied because his employment discrimination claims had been settled out of court. As under the Act, Title VII attorneys' fees actions should be blocked unless accompanied by underlying, meritorious claims.
Publication Name: Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
Shareholder liability regimes, principal-agent relationships, and banking industry performance
The authors examine the 19th century Scottish banking industry, where both limited and unlimited liability firms competed, to challenge the economic belief that limited liability always represents the most efficient corporate organizational form.
Publication Name: Journal of Law and Economics
Attorneys fees: how to determine who owes what and to whom
The authors discuss methods of allotting attorneys' fees in the alternative dispute resolution process in the enforcement of ADR awards. A model clause for use in drafting arbitration provisions is included.
Publication Name: Dispute Resolution Journal
- Abstracts: Coughing up the cash: should Medicaid provide for independent state recovery against third-party tortfeasors such as the tobacco industry?
- Abstracts: AMA advises physicians to screen for signs of abuse. Treatment decisions for terminally ill patients: physicians' legal defensiveness and knowledge of medical law
- Abstracts: Federal income tax consequences of spousal & dependent travel expenses. Tax consequences of domestic partner participation in group health plans
- Abstracts: A survey of state income tax planning issues for international business activities. State tax issues associated with federal consolidated returns
- Abstracts: Calculation of part-timer's severance payment objectively justified. Unequal pay for equal work