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Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: Illinois Supreme Court Says Biometric-Data Protection Law Does Not Require Allegation Of Actual Injury
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that an allegation of "actual injury or adverse effect" is not required to establish standing to sue under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14 ("BIPA").
United States
30 Jan 2019
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Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: Supreme Court Of Ireland To Review Facebook Privacy Case
On July 31, 2018, the Supreme Court of Ireland granted Facebook, Inc.'s ("Facebook") leave to appeal a lower court's ruling sending a privacy case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU").
European Union
4 Sep 2018
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Sometimes Two Meetings Aren't Better Than None: The Texas Supreme Court Clarifies The Circumstances Giving Rise To Personal Jurisdiction
In its recent opinion M&F Worldwide Corp. et al. v. Pepsi-Cola Metropolitan Bottling Company, Inc., the Texas Supreme Court clarified that a nonresident defendant's presence in the State of Texas...
United States
13 Apr 2017
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Pipeline Companies Seeking Common-Carrier Status Now Have Additional Guidelines, But Issues Regarding "Public Use" Remain
In its blockbuster 2012 opinion Texas Rice Land Partners, Ltd. v. Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, LLC (Texas Rice I)...
United States
9 Feb 2017
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Foreign Law, American Injury: International Comity In U.S. Courts
On September 20, 2016, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark decision regarding the application of foreign laws on foreign corporations doing business in the United States.
United States
3 Oct 2016
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Arbitrator's Manifest Disregard Of The Law Is No Basis For Vacating Arbitration Award – So Rules The Supreme Court Of Texas
Until this month, Texas appellate courts were split as to whether an arbitration award under the Texas General Arbitration Act can be vacated on common-law grounds...
United States
8 Jun 2016
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When Terms Of Use Are Not Enough – Lessons From Long v. Provide Commerce, Inc.
The California Court of Appeals recently determined that the hyperlink to a website terms of use was not binding on users.
United States
8 Apr 2016
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Applying Omnicare: The Second Circuit Weighs In On Statement Of Opinion Liability Post-Omnicare
Under the prior controlling authority in the Second Circuit, Fait v. Regions Financial Corp., an issuer could only be liable if an opinion was both (1) objectively false and (2) disbelieved by the speaker at the time it was made.
United States
31 Mar 2016
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"The Last Nail In The Coffin": Delaware Chancery Court Rejects Another Disclosure-Only Settlement
Only disclosure settlements involving "plainly material" disclosures and "narrowly circumscribed" releases will likely be approved in the future.
United States
18 Mar 2016
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Recent Amendments To Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure
Over the course of the last two decades, the cost of litigation has grown exponentially, in large part due to the cost of e-discovery resulting from the abundance of electronically stored information.
United States
22 Dec 2015
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Death Knell For The Merger Tax On Disclosure-Only Settlements In Delaware?
As discussed in our prior alert, virtually all large public company merger and acquisition ("M&A") transactions result in at least one stockholder lawsuit.
United States
29 Oct 2015
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Delaware Courts Scrutinize Recent Proposed Settlement Agreements – A Harbinger Of Fewer M&A "Transaction Tax" Lawsuits?
As has been widely reported, almost every large public company merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction attracts at least one shareholder lawsuit.
United States
16 Sep 2015
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New Statute To Provide Increased Protection For Defendants Asked To Produce Discovery Of Net Worth Data
This morning a new statute goes into effect that will alter the procedure in Texas and provide increased protection for defendants who are asked to produce discovery of net worth data in connection with claims for exemplary damages.
United States
7 Sep 2015
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D.C. Circuit Upholds Broad Protection Of Internal Investigation Materials
This is the second time that the D.C. Circuit has reversed the district court's orders compelling disclosure of internal investigation material in this same case, In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., et al.
United States
19 Aug 2015
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Texas Supreme Court Expands "Reasonable Certainty" Requirement For Damages
Texas law now requires that value determinations calculated from lost profits be proved with the same "reasonable certainty" that proof of lost profits as a measure of consequential damages has long required.
United States
21 May 2015
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Omnicare Clarifies Standards For Liability For Statements Of Opinion Under Section 11
On March 24, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a new opinion that provides guidance on how courts are to interpret issuer liability under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933.
United States
7 Apr 2015
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Texas High Court Extends Limitations Period For Unpaid Partnership Liabilities
The plaintiff, American Star, filed the underlying suit against a general partnership formed to invest in and manage oil and gas properties.
United States
19 Mar 2015
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First Fracking Case Results In Verdict For Plaintiffs
On April 22, 2014, a Dallas County court jury awarded a family $2.95 million in the first fracking case to go to a jury in Texas.
United States
30 Apr 2014
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