Headlines from The Legal Intelligencer | Delaware Law Weekly

Court-Appointed Counsel in Phila. Not Getting Paid

By Max Mitchell |

Prompt payment for court-appointed attorneys has frequently been an issue in Philadelphia, but according to attorneys who work in the field, the problem is getting worse, as payments are slowing to a crawl and some attorneys are reporting no payments at all for periods of more than six weeks.

More Focus Expected on Individual Firm Performance

By Hank Grezlak |

The latest data from national banks and consultants show revenue and demand lagging nationally in 2015 compared with 2014, and many are warning of a legal industry slowdown in the fourth quarter that could make for a rough start to 2016. That contrasts with the optimism found in The Legal Intelligencer's most recent Managing Partners Survey.

Heart Monitor Company in Contempt of Patent Settlement

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A federal judge has ruled that a cardiac monitoring service involved in patent infringement litigation is in contempt of a settlement prohibiting it from selling the plaintiff's technology.

JCB Will Continue to Investigate Eakin

By Max Mitchell |

The Judicial Conduct Board will continue its investigation of state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin over allegedly sending and receiving racist and sexually-explicit emails, despite a request from the justice to move the matter directly to the Court of Judicial Discipline.

Sherri Shepherd Loses Appeal in Pa. Surrogacy Case

By Lizzy McLellan |

A woman who entered a surrogacy contract with her then-husband and a gestational carrier is the legal mother of the child who resulted from the contract and pregnancy, the state Superior Court has ruled, deciding against the appellant, actress and television personality Sherri Shepherd.

Third Circuit Tosses Lunch Break Class Action

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A split federal appeals court has ruled that a putative class of Butler County corrections officers is not entitled to be compensated under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the 15 unpaid minutes of their hourlong mealtime periods.