Mondaq USA: Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration
Mayer Brown
In recent comments, Commissioner Peirce shared her views on the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission in expressing a view regarding mandatory arbitration provisions.
Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP
Mediation is a collaborative process that allows parties to resolve a pending dispute in a manner that is far more flexible than that which can be achieved under a court decision.
Carlton Fields
The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 28 U.S.C. §1602 et seq. (FSIA), is silent on the issue of criminal immunity for foreign sovereigns.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
In United States v. Hoskins, the Court (Hall, Jacobs, Raggi) rejected a collateral challenge to a sentence where an underlying predicate offense was vacated based on procedural error.
Reed Smith
If a court acknowledges that no state or federal appellate courts in the jurisdiction have addressed the question before it, we think at a minimum there also should be an acknowledgement of the Erie doctrine.
Mintz
In an unusual decision in an unusual case—a dispute between sovereigns—a U.S. appellate court recently vacated a domestic arbitration award on grounds other than those provided in Section 10...
Arnold & Porter
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has provided an in-depth analysis of how the attorney-client privilege ...
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in favor of baker in same-sex wedding cake refusal leaves unanswered questions.
Arnold & Porter
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently reversed a lower court's decision holding that two insurance firms were not required to pay for the defense of their insured, Vibram USA, Inc., in a civil suit...
Mayer Brown
Ending with final bilateral negotiations between the US president and the Canadian prime minister that concluded September 30, the United States, Canada and Mexico have reached agreement...
Dentons
A Missouri federal judge recently denied certification of a proposed "slack fill" class action against the maker of "Mike and Ike" candy.
Reed Smith
Not too long ago we read a non-drug/device decision, Hale v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., 2018 WL 3241971 (S.D. Ill. July 3, 2018), which left us shaking our heads.
Blank Rome LLP
Last week, in a significant blow to claims that gig economy workers are entitled to pursue disputes on a class or collective basis, and possibly whether those workers will be able to establish that they are employees and not independent contractors, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously decertified a class of 240,000 Uber drivers.
Carlton Fields
Following Supreme Court precedent, the Tenth Circuit recently held that plaintiffs' settlement and voluntary dismissal of their claims did not transform the court's interlocutory order denying class certification into a final
Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP
We've all heard the adage that "the best defense is a good offense."
Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP
When the law surrounding the idiopathic defense to on-the-job injuries is so often misunderstood, misconstrued, and misapplied by judges and lawyers, it can be very difficult for the average claims adjuster or employer...
Carlton Fields
Florida Appeals Court Decisions: Week of October 1 - 5, 2018
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Jonathan Hugg and Benjamin Wanger published "The Supreme Court is about to make civility among lawyers mandatory and not aspirational" in the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
Epstein Becker & Green
In May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis that employers may lawfully require employees to sign arbitration agreements that include a waiver of the right to participate in an employee class action lawsuit or arbitration.
Holland & Knight
On Oct. 3, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340.
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On February 6, 2018, Seyfarth Shaw Partner Jerry Maatman and Bloomberg Law Senior Legal Editor Perry Cooper presented a timely event on "Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation Panel Discussion."
Mintz
We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: On February 6, 2018, Seyfarth Shaw Partner Jerry Maatman and Bloomberg Law Senior Legal Editor Perry Cooper presented a timely event on "Top Trends In Workplace Class Action...
Fisher Phillips LLP
It's hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed a refusal to register SHAPE XXXX for educational publications and services on the ground that the term is a phantom mark that comprises more than one mark.
Holland & Knight
While financial recoveries under the federal False Claims Act (FCA) continued at a fast pace last year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) started 2018 ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
Notably, the order contained no analysis explaining the basis for the SEC's conclusion that the tokens were securities.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
This spring, the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility ("ABA") ...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
On May 4, 2018, the Third Circuit in Liberty Woods International v. MV Ocean Quartz affirmed the District Court's dismissal of plaintiff's action for cargo damages while onboard the MV OCEAN QUARTZ.
Proskauer Rose LLP
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