Friday, February 13, 2009

Should PACER be making millions of dollars in profits?

From "An Effort to Upgrade a Court Archive System to Free and Easy":
"[T]he [PACER] system runs a budget surplus of some $150 million, according to recent court reports."

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Third Circuit finds "gross up" of back pay award appropriate

Tax Needs May Require Additional Award in Employment Cases:
Deepening a split in the federal circuits, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that winning plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases may be entitled to an additional award to compensate for the tax consequences of receiving a backpay award in one lump sum.
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The ruling sharpens a split in the circuits, with the 3rd Circuit opting to follow a 1984 decision from the 10th Circuit and rejecting a 1994 decision from the D.C. Circuit.