Christopher Coggins

Christopher Coggins

Polsinelli

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2014 SCOTUS Term: Important Developments in the Class-Action Arena

In This Issue: - Those Who Provide Investment Advice on Unsecured Securities Are Subject to Class Actions - A “Mass Action” Under the Class Action Fairness Act Requires at Least 100 Individual...more

2/2/2015 - Amount in Controversy CAFA Class Action Class Certification Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund Investment Adviser Mass Tort Litigation Ponzi Scheme Removal Securities Fraud Stanford Ponzi Scheme

Delaware Court of Chancery Confirms: There Is No Such Thing as Delaware Local Counsel

In its recent ruling on James v. National Financial LLC, Delaware's prestigious Court of Chancery reiterated the obligations to the Court of both Delaware and out-of-state counsels' obligations to the Court (Delaware...more

12/31/2014 - Attorney Misconduct Discovery Sanctions

Operation Delaware Shield: The Corporate Veil Is Alive and Well

In the recently concluded Cornell Glasgow, LLC v. Nichols, the Delaware Court of Chancery endorsed and upheld shielding individuals from personal liability through the "best practices" use of limited liability entities in...more

10/28/2014 - Corporate Counsel Corporate Veil Personal Liability Professional Liability

Moving A Trust To Delaware? Follow The Trail Of Peierls

Delaware has a rich history of providing guidance and innovation in corporate law and trust matters and to that end has become a jurisdiction of choice for the creation and migration of trusts. Recently, Delaware's Court of...more

4/23/2014 - Estate Planning Trusts

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