From time to time, plaintiff’s counsel takes the position that respondent’s lien is applied to the net proceeds after deduction for plaintiff’s total costs of suit. In Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company v. Calcagno & Associates, A-0900-11T4 (App. Div. September 20, 2012), that very issue was decided.
Most couples who experience parenting disagreements while going through a divorce or dissolution are able to work out their differences with enough time and some assistance. In some cases, however, parents have a great deal of difficulty agreeing when it comes to issues involving their children; these cases are referred to as “high conflict” cases. Parenting Coordinators assist parents in high conflict cases by resolving parenting disagreements when the parents are unable to do so and by helping them learn how to resolve their conflicts so that they can eventually work together without the involvement of the Parenting Coordinator.
Workers’ compensation cases sometimes lead to ADA litigation when an injured worker contends that he or she can return to work with serious restrictions, but the employer maintains it has no job available within these restrictions. That was the dynamic in Otto v. City of Victoria, 685 F.3d 755 (8th Cir. 2012).