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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.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its long-awaited final rule banning class action waivers in arbitration provisions for covered entities...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Do you ever have days when you are not your most eloquent self, the words come out in a jumble, or they are just not precisely what you intended? So do trial judges.
Reed Smith
We've been blogging about "removal before service" since we announced it to the world in 2007.
BakerHostetler
The Eight Circuit provided some useful guidance for district courts and practitioners in obtaining and reviewing final approval of class settlements in its July 5, 2017, decision in Keil v. Lopez.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Uber has settled a pair of Telephone Consumer Protection Act class actions accusing it of sending texts to individuals on their cellphones without permission, according to notices filed on dockets in Illinois...
Sedgwick LLP
Today, we conclude our series on the originating jurisdictions, year-by-year, of the Court's civil docket.
Carlton Fields
Davis was awarded damages for malpractice, but the arbitration panel denied her other claims.
Reed Smith
The problem for the plaintiff was that its claims had nothing to do with these New Jersey contacts.
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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]...
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.
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...
Carlton Fields
Businesses and other organizations fail from time to time. That is a reality of our capitalist system.
Mayer Brown
Today, the Supreme Court issued two decisions, described below, of interest to the business community.
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
As many of our readers know, the Supreme Court will hear arguments next term in a trio of cases examining whether class waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under...
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