U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Show January 2015 Legal Services Sector Drop.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that, for January 2015, the legal services sector lost 1,400 in jobs despite some signs of an uptick in demand. This compares with a 4,500 legal service job loss for all of 2014.
Preliminary Survey Results Show Partner Compensation Gap Growing.
Law360 reports that preliminary survey results from certain U.S. firms by consultant Edge International suggest that the gap between highest and lowest paid partners has widened since 2009—there is now a median 5-l gap if we are reading the results correctly.
Chase Bank Class Action Attorneys Seek One-Third Of Settlement Amount In Illinois Robocall Class Action Case.
“I am a mechanical man built by human hands.” 1936. Texas Centennial Exposition. Library of Congress.
On March 19, 2015, class action attorneys suing Chase Bank/affiliates for allegedly robocalling customers in disregard of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act will be seeking one-third of the $34 million settlement up for final approval on the same date before an Illinois district judge. (The case is Gehrich v. Chase Bank.) The requested amount is $11 million after subtracting a $1 million cy pres payment. Chase also settled, for a little under $12 million, another robocalling-based class action, which was recently approved by a district judge.