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MA AG Announces Settlement With Lord & Taylor Resolving Complaints Of Racial Profiling In Retailer's Shoplifting Prevention Program
On November 13, 2018, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a $100,000 settlement with Lord & Taylor LLC ("Lord & Taylor") to resolve allegations that the clothing...
United States
21 Nov 2018
How The Amended Federal Rules Will Change Patent Litigation
Significant amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective on December 1, 2015 and include an important change to patent infringement pleading practice...
United States
3 Dec 2015
Alien Tort Case Development: Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Claims Against Occidental Petroleum
Beginning in 2002, the United States Government was also providing large amounts of aid to help the 18th Brigade secure the pipeline.
United States
3 Feb 2015
United States
21 Oct 2014
Alien Tort Case Developments: Fourth And Eleventh Circuits Apply Kiobelís "Touch And Concern" Standard
In the last month, two federal appellate courts have issued decisions in cases filed against U.S.-based corporations pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute.
United States
1 Aug 2014
Product Liability Update - July 2014
Foley Hoag's Product Liability Update is a quarterly update concerning developments in product liability and related law of interest to product manufacturers and sellers.
United States
29 Jul 2014
SDNY Applies Kiobel II And Holds Corporations May Be Liable Under The Alien Tort Statute
The Southern District of New York has tackled one of the most pressing legal questions left unanswered by the Supreme Court in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum.
United States
2 May 2014
Private Company Employees Who Blow The Whistle On Public Company Fraud Are Protected From Retaliation
When it passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Congress established protections against retaliation for "employees" who report fraud at public companies.
United States
13 Mar 2014
ATS Of The North? Canadian Court Allows Suit To Continue For Human Rights Abuses Committed Abroad
The Superior Court of Justice of Ontarioís recent ruling in the matters of Choc v. Hudbay Minerals Inc., Caal Caal v. Hudbay Minerals Inc., and German Chub Choc v. Hudbay Minerals has signaled a willingness by Canadian courts to use generally accepted principles of common tort law to hold domestic companies liable for human rights violations committed overseas by subsidiaries.
United States
9 Aug 2013
Why Trial Courts Are Reluctant To Exclude Scientific Evidence in Toxic Tort Cases
Environmental litigation, particularly toxic tort litigation, inevitably turns on scientific evidence about causation.
United States
3 Jun 2013
Supreme Court Holds That Plaintiffs Must Overcome Presumption Against Extraterritoriality In Alien Tort Statute Cases
The Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, the case that was to decide whether the Alien Tort Statute could be applied to corporations as legal persons and whether such lawsuits could be based on actions that occurred outside of the territory of the United States.
United States
22 Apr 2013
Product Liability Update - January 2013
A summary of recent cases relating to product liability issues.
United States
12 Feb 2013
Public Trust Climate Litigation: On Life Support, But Still Breathing For Now
Last month, Judge Robert Wilkins dismissed the federal public trust climate change law suit, Alec L. v. Jackson.
United States
11 Jul 2012
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