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Jones Day
A final rule recently issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau bars banks and other covered companies from attempting to avoid consumer class actions by using arbitration clauses...
Carlton Fields
On June 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a final rule attacking the use of class action waivers in arbitration clauses in certain consumer contracts.
Carlton Fields
In a big blow to employers, the California Supreme Court unanimously held today that plaintiffs and their lawyers must be given access to companywide employee contact information...
Carlton Fields
This Week's Florida Appeals: Week of July 17-21, 2017
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its Final Rule to prohibit the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements in contracts for covered consumer financial products...
2016 was an unprecedented year in securities class actions filings
Carlton Fields
Use this to convince your clients that their cloud storage may be discoverable: Open Text Corp. v. Grimes, 2017 WL 2733937 (D. Md. June 26, 2017) ...
Carlton Fields
Use this to convince your clients that their cloud storage may be discoverable: Open Text Corp. v. Grimes, 2017 WL 2733937 (D. Md. June 26, 2017) (Noting earlier entry of an agreed order requiring...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In this case, Hess Corporation's predecessor conducted oil operations on property located in Louisiana until 1971 and its oil and gas leases expired in 1973. In 2007....
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In Aldous v. Darwin Nat'l Assurance Co., he plaintiffs, Charla Aldous and her law firm Charla G. Aldous, P.C. d/b/a Aldous Law Firm, sued their professional liability insurer, Darwin National Assurance Company...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
This dispute arose out of Exxon's attempt to obtain coverage as an additional insured under the umbrella policy issued to one of its contractors for its exposure arising from the April 2013 Exxon refinery fire...
Carlton Fields
An arbitration panel entered an award in a legal malpractice matter in favor of the claimant and the attorneys and law firm moved to vacate the award.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted preliminary approval to an agreement that would allow Wells Fargo to settle a class-action lawsuit filed...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Over the last several years litigation relating to bed bugs has resulted in many decisions by our Courts.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In recent years, an industry has developed in which businesses advance monies to plaintiffs with pending lawsuits in exchange for a share of recovery
Foley & Lardner
On July 10, 2017, in a surprise move, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) issued its long awaited final rule on arbitration (Final Arbitration Rule).
Sedgwick LLP
For the past two weeks, we've been reviewing the patterns in Chief Justice Fitzgerald's questioning in civil and criminal cases between 2008 and his retirement in 2010.
Carlton Fields
Stephen Evans, doing business as Roof n' Box, Inc., had a contract with Building Materials Corp. of America, to promote RNB's "Roof N Box" product, a three-dimensional roofing model...
Foley & Lardner
In order to certify a class action, it is the plaintiff's burden to prove that all of the requirements of Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are satisfied.
Jones Day
This Jones Day White Paper reviews the Court's most relevant decisions of the 2016–2017 Term and analyzes their possible effects on the business community.
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In a highly anticipated decision—HPIP Gonzales Holdings, LLC v. Sabine Oil & Gas Corp—Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York affirmed 2016...
Reed Smith
The Supreme Court decided "the big one" today – and not to keep anyone in suspense [the big one is a major earthquake in California mass tort litigation]...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In Orzechowski v. Boeing Company Non-Union Long-Term Disability Plan, 856 F.3d 686, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's judgment...
Offit Kurman
Several recent decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit have untangled crucial uncertainties plaguing software patent applicants following the outcome of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International.
Mayer Brown
We've previously blogged about Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court ("BMS"), in which the Supreme Court granted certiorari to review a decision of the California Supreme Court that adopted an unusual ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On January 27, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13769, entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States," (EO1), which went into effect immediately.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
On June 12, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC, 16-712, to consider "[w]hether inter partes review
Mayer Brown
Today, the Supreme Court issued two decisions, described below, of interest to the business community.
Carlton Fields
Businesses and other organizations fail from time to time. That is a reality of our capitalist system.
Holland & Knight
In Murr v. Wisconsin, No. 15-214, 2017 WL 2694699 the U.S. Supreme Court, in a majority opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy, addressed "one of the critical questions" in the law of regulatory takings.
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