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Connolly Law
Title IX of the Civil Rights Act was enacted in June 1972 with the purpose of eliminating discrimination on the basis of sex in America's education system.
Reed Smith
Plaintiffs’ class attorneys have a new target in sight and it is outlet shopping.
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP
Since 1964 the Rules of Court have provided that a party in a civil lawsuit may notify the court that a particular lawyer is designated to try the case.
Barnes & Thornburg
The plaintiffs presented evidence establishing the predicate criminal act of deception and thus met the requirements for recovering treble damages and attorneys' fees under the CVRA.
Companies in regulated markets, such as insurance and energy, are increasing litigating issues surrounding the "filed rate doctrine".
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Schnader partners Ronald J. Ventola II and Samuel W. Silver authored "The Value of First Impressions: Considering the Effect of Motions for Preliminary Injunctive Relief on Ultimate Results in IP Cases".
Fox Rothschild LLP
Earlier this month, the Delaware District Court announced that with the exception of initial pleadings, all electronic transmissions of documents must be completed by 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Holland & Knight
The First District Court of Appeal concluded its opinion with a strong statement in favor of Florida's Sunshine Law.
Fenwick & West LLP
Equal Justice Works Fellow Leo Flor is building enduring capacity in Washington state for complementary civil representation of criminal justice-involved veterans.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
A Support Magistrate permitted a father seeking to modify his child support payments to serve process on the child's mother by sending her a digital copy of the summons and petition through her Facebook account.
McGuireWoods LLP
In courts recognizing the doctrine, litigants can trigger an attorney-client privilege waiver without disclosing, relying on, or even referring to privileged communications.
Foley & Lardner
Under the federal civil rights statutes, plaintiffs who prevail ordinarily receive an award of attorneys’ fees that must be paid by the defendant.
Foley Hoag LLP
In Angelo v. USA Triathlon, a young man died while participating in the swim portion of a triathlon organized by defendant.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
"It is my hope that the Court’s clear and concise opinion in this matter settles the issue of whether DHA discriminates in its hiring practices."
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
A recent class action settlement has brought fresh attention to two age-old questions. The first: does Red Bull actually give you wings?
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
The past few years have seen the United States Supreme Court issue a number of important decisions on the subject of personal jurisdiction.
McGuireWoods LLP
Merger-challenge class actions have become very popular in the last decade.
McGuireWoods LLP
Last week's Privilege Point discussed the New Jersey Supreme Court's recognition of the common interest doctrine. O'Boyle v. Borough of Longport.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
In recent years, State Attorneys General have frequently played the role of both active litigant and friend-of-the-court in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
McGuireWoods LLP
Under the 2010 changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, work product protection generally extends to testifying experts' draft reports.
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Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The Defendants have agreed to pay one of the largest Telephone Consumer Protection Act settlement amounts in history.
Although HIPAA does not create a private cause of action, a recent Indiana Superior Court jury verdict indicates that HIPAA could still play an important role in private causes of action in state court based on negligence and professional liability as it relates to confidentiality.
There is a line between preparing deponents to give concise, truthful answers without volunteering information and counseling them to be evasive.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Data breach class actions have multiplied rapidly in the wake of several sophisticated, large-scale attacks on corporate computer systems.
Holland & Knight
An essential defense to a defamation claim is "pure opinion." In other words, if the defendant can show that the statements alleged to be defamatory are opinions protected under the relevant free speech laws, the defamation act will necessarily fail.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Lowe’s Home Centers agreed to settle a class action brought by its home improvement contractors who allege that they were misclassified.
Foley Hoag LLP
In late September, the District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that two closely related cases filed against Exxon Mobil Corporation could proceed.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
A recent online edition of New York Magazine’s "Daily Intelligencer" includes a comprehensive article on how Silicon Valley startup tech companies using "the 1099 model" may be exposed to employment, tax and benefit law liabilities that could drive them out of business or cause them to change to a W-2 model.
While the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has largely disappeared from the news headlines, the parties involved in the litigation have a long way still to go.
Mayer Brown
Today (October 2, 2014), the Supreme Court granted certiorari in four cases of interest to the business community:
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