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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Class Action Waivers Enforceable In Employment Arbitration Agreements
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion regarding the use of class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements.
United States
 
22 Jun 2018
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California Court Of Appeals Confirms That One Class Action Is Enough
The California Court of Appeal's decision in Shine v. Williams-Sonoma reiterates that all claims relating to payments to employees ...
United States
22 Jun 2018
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New York Court Of Appeals Holds That Claims Under New York's Martin Act Are Subject To A Three-Year Statute Of Limitations
On June 12, 2018, a 4-1 majority of the New York Court of Appeals held that claims under New York's Martin Act are not governed by the six-year statute of limitations generally applicable to common law fraud claims, but rather by the three-year limitations period applicable to actions to recover based on liabilities created by statute. People v. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, 2018 WL 2899299, 2018 N.Y. Slip. Op. 04272 (Ct. App. June 12, 2018).
United States
22 Jun 2018
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Written Description Of A Genus Can Be Satisfied By Disclosure Of Single Species In Predictable Arts
In Hologic, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew Inc., the Federal Circuit concluded that disclosure of a species provides written descriptive support for a claimed genus where the invention was in a predicable field of art, ...
United States
22 Jun 2018
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Benefits Counselor June 2018
On May 21, 2018, in three consolidated cases, the U.S. Supreme Court held that employers can enforce class action waivers in employee agreements.
United States
22 Jun 2018
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Paul Kinninmont Authors Article On Predictive Coding In International Arbitration
Litigation and Arbitration associate Paul Kinninmont authored an article in the Young Arbitration Review on the topic of predictive coding in international arbitration.
United States
22 Jun 2018
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Big Decisions Come As Georgia Supreme Court Nears The End Of Its Term
The Georgia Supreme Court is reaching the end of its April Term. This means that cases submitted to the Court during the December Term that have not yet been decided will be decided in the next few weeks.
United States
22 Jun 2018
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First Amendment Still Trumps Prop 65
We have been following this developing issue for some time.
United States
22 Jun 2018
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Podcast: Blockchain Intellectual Property Considerations For Innovators And Investors
In this podcast, intellectual property litigation partner Leslie Spencer and associate Marta Belcher address such topics as:
United States
22 Jun 2018
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USPTO Memo Addresses Federal Circuit Authority On Patent Eligibility Of Some Treatment Methods
In Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Nos. 2016-2707, 2016-2708 (Fed. Cir. April 13, 2018), the court held that claims to methods of treatment were patent eligible.
United States
22 Jun 2018
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A Pyrrhic Victory For Petitioner: Ninth Circuit Limits Consolidation Of Class Cases
The Ninth Circuit recently denied relief on a petition for a writ of mandamus regarding an alleged erroneous transfer of a class action, despite agreeing with the petitioner that transfer was improper.
United States
22 Jun 2018
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Third Circuit Rejects ‘Shingle Lottery' Theory Of Common Defect In Putative Homeowner Class
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a district court order denying certification to a group of homeowners in four states who alleged roof shingle manufacturer Owens Corning ...
United States
22 Jun 2018
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Will The Supreme Court Take A Charitable View Of Cy Pres Settlements?
On April 30, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Frank v. Gaos, No. 17-961 to review the fairness of the ever-increasing use of cy pres remedies in class action settlements.
United States
22 Jun 2018
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Supreme Court To Determine Whether An Arbitration Clause Must Explicitly Authorize Class-Wide Arbitration
The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Lamps Plus Inc. v. Varela, to determine "[w]hether the Federal Arbitration Act forecloses a state-law interpretation of an arbitration agreement ...
United States
22 Jun 2018
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U.S. Courts May Order Owners Of Standard Essential Patents Not To Enforce Foreign Injunctions Obtained To Prevent Implementers From Infringing Those Patents
The Ninth Circuit has established a legal framework for courts to use when determining whether to enjoin litigants from enforcing injunctions ordered by courts in other countries.
United States
21 Jun 2018
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U.S. Supreme Court: Plaintiffs May Not Piggyback Successive Class Actions Beyond Statute Of Limitations
When does time run out on filing a class action? Under the U.S. Supreme Court's seminal decisions in American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah and Crown, Cork & Seal Co. v. Parker ...
United States
21 Jun 2018
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SCOTUS: American Pipe Tolling Does Not Apply To Successive Class Actions
The Supreme Court held unanimously on June 11 that American Pipe tolling does not apply to successive class actions brought outside the statute of limitations.
United States
21 Jun 2018
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Aw Schnucks! Seventh Circuit Dismisses Data Breach Class Action By Financial Institution Plaintiffs Under Economic Loss Doctrine
The Seventh Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of a novel putative class action filed by financial institutions against grocer Schnuck Markets ("Schnucks") based on the economic loss doctrine.
United States
21 Jun 2018
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Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Class Action Waivers In Employment Arbitration Agreements
In a significant decision awaited by U.S. employers since January 2017, the Supreme Court upheld the use of class action waivers in arbitration agreements.
United States
21 Jun 2018
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Despite Second Shot At Ascertainability Post-Petrobras, Renewed Motion To Certify Falls Flat On Predominance Grounds
Royal Park, an investment company, recently suffered its second defeat in its attempt to certify a class action against Deutsche Bank regarding bond-like instruments collateralized by mortgages held in trusts ...
United States
21 Jun 2018
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