Mondaq USA: Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In Abramyan v. State of Georgia, Case No. S17A0004 (decided May 14, 2017), the Georgia Supreme Court rejected a claim by Atlanta taxi cab drivers that a Georgia law allowing ride sharing services...
Schwartz Law
If you lose and the insurance company has a claim against you, it may get the benefits it paid you back from you.
Moore & Van Allen
As class action litigation has continued to proliferate, we have seen efforts to rein in the perceived abuses of the system on multiple fronts.
Foley & Lardner
For product liability and fraud actions in particular, this kind of reform would sharply curtail plaintiffs' ability to certify class actions.
Fenwick & West LLP
The Fair Credit Reporting Act was enacted to "ensure fair and accurate credit reporting, promote efficiency in the banking system, and protect consumer privacy."
Carlton Fields
In an unpublished opinion, the Third Circuit affirmed a decision denying a defendant bank's motion to dismiss a consumer complaint in favor of arbitration when the contract containing the arbitration clause...
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Seizures of multinational companies' assets in Venezuela have become all too common in recent years.
Foley & Lardner
On Monday, May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court issued its latest reminder to state and lower federal courts that they must treat arbitration agreements as equally valid as all other contracts.
Mayer Brown
Today, the Supreme Court issued two decisions, described below, of interest to the business community.
BakerHostetler
Some wondered why the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Kindred Nursing Centers L.P. v. Clark, No. 16-32...
Gray Reed & McGraw LLP
You are a service company and you've been sued for a defective frac job. It looks scary but there's no detail in the petition and no certificate of merit is attached.
Carlton Fields
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Kentucky Supreme Court's use of a clear-statement rule to require that powers of attorney specifically authorize a representative to enter into an arbitration agreement, finding that the rule violated the Federal Arbitration Act's ("FAA") equal treatment principle.
BakerHostetler
Early in May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Whalen v. Michaels Stores, Inc., No. 16-260 (L) (2d Cir. May 2, 2017), affirmed the dismissal of a data breach class action...
Duane Morris LLP
As Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings progressed in the early part of 2017, one of the most commonly discussed aspects of his legal background was his opposition to administrative deference.
Foley & Lardner
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision today in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, 581 U.S. ___, No. 16-348, draws attention in passing to a peculiar feature of Wisconsin law on the effect of statutes of limitations.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The recent case of Jarvis v. BMW of North America, LLC is an important reminder to attorneys to avoid inadvertently reaching a settlement agreement that is unacceptable to the client...
Mayer Brown
Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in one case of interest to the business community: Patents—Inter Partes Review : SAS Institute Inc. v. Lee, No. 16-96
Carlton Fields
This Week's Florida Appeals : Week of May 15 - 19, 2017
Sedgwick LLP
Yesterday, we looked at the court's experience with amicus briefs in criminal cases for the first half of our study period, 1994-2005. Today, we look at the data for the second half of the period.
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC.
A little less than two weeks apart, two federal judges emphatically let practitioners in their districts know how much they despise boilerplate objections to written discovery.
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McDermott Will & Emery
On April 11, 2017, the US District Court for the District of Oregon sided with the Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), finding that as an arm of the state...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Two common themes run through the cases we have chosen for this month's bid protest roundup.
Vedder, Price P.C.
On April 25, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued an order denying the plaintiffs' motion to compel Calamos Investment Trust, a Massachusetts business trust,...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In an April 28, 2017 ruling on a motion to dismiss in the In re Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Securities Litigation, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey...
Orrick
Companies operating in the "on-demand" or "gig economy" have enjoyed tremendous success in recent years, as emerging technologies and shifts in consumer tastes have buoyed their growth.
Reed Smith
For those of us who spend large chunks of our professional lives in mass tort MDLs, expressions like "settlement inventory" are ubiquitous
Sedgwick LLP
Depending on the source, between one half to two-thirds of adults in the United States take a dietary supplement of some kind every day.
Jackson Walker LLP
Defending against a patent infringement lawsuit can be an expensive and frustrating experience. Patent litigation is complex and often requires attorneys who are not only well-versed in the intricacies of patent law but ...
McDermott Will & Emery
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision that a university licensing authority violated the First Amendment when refusing to approve use of the university's trademarks on t-shirts incorporating a marijuana leaf design.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy frequently provides a welcome remedy for those trademark owners who fall victim to cybersquatters.
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