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Another Nationwide Class Action Bites The Dust Under BMS
Bexis saw Bohemian Rhapsody last week and, as a result, is suffering from multiple Queen earworms.
United States
22 Nov 2018
Twiqbal For Defendants? Not If We Can Help It.
We're blogging today because of an annoyance – another of these nuisance motions filed by plaintiffs that should be skirting the border of Rule 11, but unfortunately isn't.
United States
16 Oct 2018
Re-Examining The Ethics Of Removal
In the early days of the Blog, in 2009, when Bexis and Mark Herrmann were operating in relative obscurity, we posed the question whether it was ethical to remove to federal court a case that may well be non-removable and hope that opposing counsel is "asleep at the switch":
United States
12 Sep 2018
Guidance On Guidances: DOJ Says Its Litigators May Not Use Noncompliance With FDA Guidances As Basis For Civil Enforcement Actions
Having worked in the federal government, we are familiar with how important Department of Justice Guidance Policy memoranda can be.
United States
31 Jan 2018
N.D. Alabama Issues Mixed Bag of Branded Preemption Rulings
We like bright lines in the law. They streamline arguments for lawyers and, more important, they make it easier for non-lawyers to conduct their affairs with some degree of predictability.
United States
16 May 2017
Briefing Completed In Half-Billion-Dollar Verdict In Pinnacle MDL
Plaintiffs and defendants have now completed briefing before the Fifth Circuit on defendants' appeal of the $498 million verdict in the second bellwether trial of the Pinnacle hip implant MDL.
United States
12 May 2017
More On Missouri – What To Expect And Not To Expect After Dolan
Nothing ever is against the rich and entrenched litigation industry.
United States
6 Mar 2017
Litigation Tourism Ended In Missouri
If we'd learned about State ex rel. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Dolan, No. SC95514, slip op. (Mo. Feb. 28, 2017) ("NSRC"), earlier, this would have been a breaking news post – but make no mistake about it, this is big news.
United States
6 Mar 2017
Buyer Beware, No Buyer's Remorse In New Jersey
We've talked a fair amount about forum shopping on this blog. Forum shopping is largely in the control of plaintiffs' counsel because they, within reason, get to choose where to file their clients' lawsuits.
United States
6 Mar 2017
Buckle Up: The Jury Is Out In The Pinnacle Hip Implant MDL's Third Bellwether Trial
This post comes from the Cozen O'Connor side of the blog.
United States
5 Dec 2016
Ready, Set, Go: Amendments To Federal Civil Rules Are Now In Effect!
On December 1, 2015, much awaited amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure go into effect.
United States
2 Dec 2015
Effective Today: New Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure Regarding Discovery And Electronically Stored Information
​In changes that have been five years in the making, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure go into effect today, December 1, 2015.
United States
2 Dec 2015
"Abusive" Further Defined By Court As CFPB Case Against ITT Tech Moves Forward
On March 9, District Judge Sarah Evans Barker issued her long-anticipated order on the motion to dismiss in CFPB v. ITT Educational Services, Inc., No. 1:14-cv-00292 (S.D. Ind.).
United States
23 Mar 2015
Tort Risks Related To California Fracking
A few months ago, we discussed the Fiorentino case where Pennsylvania plaintiffs alleged an oil and gas company improperly conducted hydraulic fracturing.
United States
20 Jun 2014
'Daimler' And US Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations
For many lawyers, the words "personal jurisdiction" do little more than invoke distant memories of a civil procedure course in law school, or perhaps a tortured essay question on the bar exam.
United States
13 Mar 2014
Reed Smith Lawyers Support Proposed Federal Rules Reforms
A number of Reed Smith attorneys have been active in supporting the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, particularly those aimed at narrowing the discovery process through consideration of proportionality factors, and reducing or eliminating sanctions absent bad faith conduct.
United States
27 Feb 2014
DOJ Announces Additional Health Care Fraud Recovery Statistics
The Department of Justice has announced that it collected at least $8 billion in civil and criminal actions in FY 2013.
United States
18 Feb 2014
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