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Chancery Court Dismisses Stockholders' Breach Of Fiduciary Duty And Aiding And Abetting Claims Relating To Stock-For-Stock Merger
In In re MeadWestvaco Stockholders Litigation, the defendants moved to dismiss class action claims brought by stockholders of MeadWestvaco Corporation (the "Company")...
United States
22 Sep 2017
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Federal Appellate Court Rejects Attorneys Fees-Only Class Action Settlement
In January 2013, a teenager in Australia posted a photo online showing that his "footlong" Subway sandwich was in fact only 11 inches, setting off a viral storm of consumers discovering their "footlong" sandwiches were similarly not as large as advertised.
United States
22 Sep 2017
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A Guide To ESI Preservation Responsibilities 2017
The litigation-related duty to preserve relevant evidence, which extends to both electronic and hard copy materials, is well established and widely known in the legal community and the business world.
United States
22 Sep 2017
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New Class Action Litigation Risks – What Businesses Need To Know
In light of the technological advancements of the past decade, the Illinois legislature enacted this law to protect the "biometric data" of individuals, including their fingerprints, retinal scans, and facial recognition.
United States
22 Sep 2017
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NJ Supreme Court Clarifies When Causes Of Action For Construction Defects Accrue
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that the statute of limitations for construction defects begins to run when any owner in the chain of title knew or should have known of the defects.
United States
22 Sep 2017
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Despite No Allegations Of Bad Faith Or Tortious Conduct, Liberty Mutual Owes Millions For Breaching The Duty To Defend
The court ordered Liberty to pay a $4.5 million judgment despite its policy limits of $25,000 and despite plaintiff making no allegations of bad faith. The ruling is on appeal.
United States
22 Sep 2017
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Judicial Review Of PHMSA Order: Limitations Of Agency Deference
The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed several key aspects of a PHMSA Final Order in a recent opinion issued on August 14, 2017.
United States
22 Sep 2017
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Saying Farewell To A Brave Woman
In law school, I wrote papers on the tax consequences of death and divorce for same-sex married couples.
United States
22 Sep 2017
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Combating Punitive Damages Awards On Appeal
No company wants to confront a large punitive damages verdict in an employment case.
United States
22 Sep 2017
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Will This Term Of Wisconsins Supreme Court Be The Last For Agency Deference In Wisconsin?
Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation process earlier this year brought attention to the issue of agency deference, given a concurring opinion that he had written in Gutierrez-Brizuela v. Lynch, 834 F.3d 1142, 1149 (10th Cir. 2016).
United States
22 Sep 2017
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Book Review: Attorney-Client Privilege In International Arbitration
A book review by Claudio Salas of Attorney-Client Privilege in International Arbitration, published by the Journal of International Arbitration.
United States
21 Sep 2017
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Drafting And Negotiating Distribution Agreements: Common Mistakes That Lead To Litigation
Distribution partnerships, like marriages, are entered into during a period of optimism and excitement. You have a great product and you found the right partner who will help you take it to the masses.
United States
21 Sep 2017
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Judge OK's $8.75 Million Postmates Settlement
A federal judge in California recently gave his blessing to an $8.75 million settlement in the ongoing litigation by delivery drivers against the food courier service, Postmates.
United States
21 Sep 2017
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Advertising Company Reaches $31 Million Settlement With Car-Listing Service
On August 3, a large classified advertising company filed a stipulated judgment of $31 million to settle and release claims against a used-car listing service that scraped contact information...
United States
21 Sep 2017
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Circuit Courts Interpret Standing Post Spokeo
On August 1, a Seventh Circuit panel declined to revive FCRA lawsuits against a large cable television company and student loan provider, finding that the plaintiff had not demonstrated...
United States
21 Sep 2017
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Top Five Developing Issues In Class Action Litigation
Class action litigation is a rapidly developing area of the law.
United States
21 Sep 2017
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Solar Power Taking Off – PPA Breaking News - The Text Of The PPA Is Issued – How To Work With It
Following the issuance of Decision No. 11/2017/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister on mechanism for encouragement of development of solar power in Vietnam (Decision 11), on 12 September 2017...
United States
21 Sep 2017
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4 Cases That Will Guide The Future Of TTAB Proceedings
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has long been viewed as an economical alternative to litigation for parties seeking to protect their trademark rights.
United States
21 Sep 2017
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Attorney's Fees: Seventh Circuit Disapproves Increase In Fees Award Based On Case's Novelty Or Complexity
A magistrate judge in the Northern District of Illinois awarded class counsel $4,770,834, or 1.75 times the amount actually billed.
United States
20 Sep 2017
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Inadvertent Production: Federal District Court Finds Waiver Of Attorney-Client Privilege Despite Clawback Agreement
As a threshold matter, the court first confirmed that the forty-three documents at issue were in fact privileged, and that their disclosure was inadvertent.
United States
20 Sep 2017
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