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Foley & Lardner
The case first wound its way through the courts over five years ago when the buyer, Alexander & Bishop, failed to perform on a contract to purchase a vacant parcel of land for $6.3 million from the seller, Ash Park.
Mayer Brown
"This Order will make abuse of the TCPA much, much easier. And the primary beneficiaries will be trial lawyers, not the American public."
McGuireWoods LLP
Last week's Privilege Point discussed a court's consideration of privilege protection for communications with client and lawyer agents.
Burns & Levinson LLP
Because over 95 percent of civil disputes are resolved without a final judgment, parties routinely enter into settlement agreements that include releases.
Womble Carlyle
The Georgia law regarding apportionment of liability in tort cases became more clear this month with the Georgia Supreme Court's decision in Zaldivar v. Prickett, et al.
Womble Carlyle
In October 2013, the superintendent of the Alamance-Burlington County Schools agreed to a new, four-year employment contract approved by defendant school board.
Reed Smith
The Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act ("DRAA"), effective May 2, 2015, creates a streamlined arbitration process resulting in swift, confidential, and cost-effective resolutions of business disputes.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
On Monday, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Advance Magazine Publishers, Inc., d/b/a Conde Nast ("Conde Nast"), alleging that the magazine publisher sells the personally identifiable information ("PII") of its customers to third-party "data miners" in violation of Michigan State law.
Ropes & Gray LLP
On July 7, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an en banc decision that potentially makes it easier for relators to prevail on pending False Claim Act qui tam suits and bring new actions in the Ninth Circuit.
The Brattle Group, Inc.
Different pre-award interest rates can have a significant impact on damages awards. The potential impact of different pre-award interest rates goes up as the legal process rumbles on.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The General Assembly recently amended Article IV, Section 11, paragraph (8) of the Delaware Constitution of 1897 to expand the entities that may certify questions of law to the Supreme Court.
Cornerstone Research
In high-stakes litigation, the amount of data and data analysis required to develop and support expert testimony is growing rapidly.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and owner of the National Basketball Association's Dallas Mavericks, was charged with insider trading violations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2008.
Butler Snow LLP
Text messages have become an increasingly important and confusing topic in litigation. As a communication tool, text messages are on the rise and are typically seen as less formal and more immediate than even email.
Arbitration analysis: In Part 2 of this series, Steven Finizio, Danielle Morris and Katherine Drage of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP focus on enforcing awards subject to investment treaties.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
A recent decision from the Southern District of California demonstrates the potential narrowing effect of a failure to strictly comply with the notice requirement for claims for damages...
McGuireWoods LLP
Lawyers and most clients understand that disclosing privileged communications to adversaries waives that delicate protection.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Successfully suing a consumer rating bureau for the lost business that results from an erroneous or biased rating can be extremely challenging.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
Is it about to get harder to collect attorneys' fee for breach of contract and other claims under Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 38.001?
Backup tapes taken out or rotation are the gift that keeps on giving for a company that is regularly involved in litigation or government investigations.
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In California, internships have always been viewed as a trade-off between prestigious employers and young students looking to get a foot in the proverbial door.
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Companies are routinely served with subpoenas for litigation in which they are not parties. Responding to these subpoenas can involve significant expenditure of time and money.
McGuireWoods LLP
In the past few years, a number of courts have issued standing orders or have issued guidelines or forms to govern the production of electronically stored information (ESI).
Burns & Levinson LLP
Punitive damages are not covered by insurance in Massachusetts, but can be avoided or limited if you take proper measures to prevent, investigate and address allegations of sexual harassment early on.
Ice Miller LLP
A recent decision issued on April 10, 2015, by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (EEOC v. Ford Motor Co.), serves as a useful reminder to employers dealing with telecommuting requests from employees.
Reed Smith
Eastern District of Texas District Judge Rodney Gilstrap, who has the busiest patent docket in the United States, recently announced a new model procedure for handling the onslaught of so-called "101" or "Alice" motions.
Supreme Court Decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission Prompts Legal Challenges to State Professional Boards.
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Two recent decisions from the Fifth Circuit and Eighth Circuit could expand the fraudulent transfer exposure of unknowing third parties that provide goods, services, or funding to companies operating Ponzi schemes.
Fenwick & West LLP
Every year in late May or June, you can count on flowers blooming and the Supreme Court reversing the Federal Circuit on some patent issue.
Troutman Sanders LLP
According to the parties' settlement paperwork, the Brown case involved two claims that appear frequently in FCRA-based background check litigation.
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