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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.
Foley & Lardner
Serial class action filers Ademi & O’Reilly have filed four Telephone Consumer Protection Act cases in Wisconsin in the past week.
Foley & Lardner
It’s an ancient principle of equity, drawn from Roman law: Equity relieves the vigilant, not those who sleep upon their rights.
McGuireWoods LLP
The answer is nowhere near as simple as you might think. Everyone knows that a court is supposed to conduct a "rigorous analysis," but what that means in practice is not quite as clear.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The New York Supreme Court implemented a major change to the Commercial Division rules governing privilege logs submitted during the course of litigation.
Mayer Brown
It seems perfectly obvious, to this writer at least, that by far the most significant factor fueling the drive over the past several decades to ever larger punitive awards is evidence of corporate finances, and jury instructions and arguments that punitive damages should be set on the basis thereof.
Dentons (US)
In recent years, the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA) has spurred class action litigation related to the monitoring and recording of customer calls.
Andrews Kurth LLP
The London Court of International Arbitration is one of a number of private institutions which publishes rules for the conduct of arbitrations and administers arbitrations.
McGuireWoods LLP
Most foreign countries do not extend privilege protection to communications to and from in-house lawyers, so United States companies normally seek to apply U.S. privilege law when discovery disputes in U.S. courts involve overseas communications.
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.
Barnes & Thornburg
The Ninth Circuit ruled that companies that hire third parties to send unsolicited text messages can be liable for Telephone Consumer Protect Act violations.
Foley & Lardner
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(5) allows a party to move for relief from a final judgment on the ground that "it prospectively is no longer equitable."
Andrews Kurth LLP
Complex commercial disputes, whether they are heard in the Commercial Court or before international arbitration tribunals, regularly feature extensive witness evidence.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Delaware Supreme Court has a new member! During a special session conducted yesterday, the Delaware Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of James T. Vaughn, Jr. Justice Vaughn, who served as a Superior Court judge for 15 years, fills the seat vacated by retired Justice Carolyn Berger
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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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