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Defendant Communications With Members Of A Class Action Suit: Toeing The Line
As the saying goes: "Everything in moderation— especially communications from defendant employers to putative members of a class action suit."
United States
5 Oct 2018
Seventh Circuit Underscores Important Role For Pre-Certification Challenges To Expert Witnesses
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.
United States
20 Jul 2017
Wisconsin's Supreme Court: Contractual Waivers Of Civil Jury Trial Are Enforceable
Last year the Wisconsin Court of Appeals threw businesses a curveball when it held that a contractual waiver of the right to a jury trial was unenforceable.
United States
20 Apr 2017
Seventh Circuit Explains Disclosure Of Hybrid Witnesses Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2)(C)
The Seventh Circuit's recent decision in Indianapolis Airport Authority v. Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America, No. 16-2675, written by Judge David Hamilton, is one for civil litigators to take note of.
United States
13 Mar 2017
Seventh Circuit Recognizes "Substantial Truthfulness" Defense To Tortious Interference Claims Under Wisconsin Law
As we wrap up another election cycle that has kept "fact checkers" working overtime analyzing the many dubious claims by candidates of all political persuasions...
United States
14 Nov 2016
Wisconsin Supreme Court Reaffirms Four-Corners Rule For Insurers' Duty To Defend
An insurer's decision whether to defend a lawsuit against its insured can be a critical issue involving tens of thousands, if not millions, of dollars for Wisconsin companies who are sued.
United States
11 Aug 2016
Governor Kasich Legalizes Marijuana After Boy Band Member Could Not
In case you missed it, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill last month making Ohio the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana. This change in the law comes following a failed Ohio ballot initiative in November 2015...
United States
4 Aug 2016
The Seventh Circuit Empowers Litigants To Revisit Class Definitions
Class actions, and Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, have long been rife with controversy.
United States
7 Jun 2016
NHTSA Issues Recommended Best Practices For Protective Orders And Settlement Agreements In Private Litigation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week issued "Enforcement Guidance Bulletin 2015-01...
United States
31 Mar 2016
Seventh Circuit Requires "Cash On The Barrelhead" From Interpleaders
Judge Easterbrook and his colleagues on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit aren’t about to exercise jurisdiction over a civil action of interpleader merely on credit or promises to pay.
United States
23 Feb 2015
Top Antitrust Issues Facing Automotive Suppliers In 2015
Recent U.S. and international antitrust developments will have important implications in 2015 for the automotive industry.
16 Jan 2015
UDAAP Council Weekly UDAAP Standards Report - 1/14/2015
Every week, courts around the United States issue decisions addressing aspects of civil UDAAP claims.
United States
16 Jan 2015
When Serving Process By Mail, You Can't Send It To The Wrong Address
If personal service of a summons and complaint cannot be accomplished, a plaintiff in Wisconsin is permitted to serve process by publication.
United States
15 Dec 2014
Massachusetts High Court Expands Strict Liability For Building Code Violations
The owner of a building used as a place for a large number of people to gather will be strictly liable for an injury resulting from any building code violation.
United States
22 Apr 2014
Practical Implications Of Rep. Goodlatte's Proposed "Offer Of Judgment" In Patent Suits
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte on May 23, 2013 released a discussion draft of legislation designed to curb abusive patent litigation.
United States
28 Aug 2013
"Possession, Custody, Or Control" In eDiscovery
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34(a) requires litigants to produce documents – including, of course, ESI – so long as those documents are in their "possession, custody, or control."
United States
16 Aug 2013
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