Frederic Grannis

Frederic Grannis

Sedgwick LLP

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Alabama Supreme Court’s Brown Ruling Provides Guidance to Manufacturers on Safeguarding Proprietary Processes

The Alabama Supreme Court’s recent decision in Brown v. Michelin North America, Inc., (Case No. CV-11-902482), provides useful guidance to manufacturers on the precautions that should be taken to safeguard proprietary...more

3/5/2014 - Disclosure Requirements Discovery Manufacturers

Kiobel Decision Closes the Door to Claims Under Alien Tort Statute Based on Overseas Conduct

The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 569 U.S. __ (April 17, 2013), appears to have closed the door to future actions under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) based on conduct...more

5/27/2013 - Alien Tort Statute Extraterritoriality Rules Jurisdiction Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. SCOTUS

California Supreme Court Decision Closes the Door to California Lawsuits Against Dissolved Foreign Corporations

In a decision of considerable importance to insurers, the California Supreme Court in Greb v. Diamond International Corporation, Case No. S18365 (February 21, 2013), unanimously held that California’s corporate survival...more

3/12/2013 - Corporate Dissolution Foreign Corporations

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