Kevin Fong

Kevin Fong

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Lesson of Ninth Circuit CERCLA Decision: Prepare to Prove Recoverable Costs

On June 13, 2016, the Ninth Circuit held that a party which has settled its liability pursuant to a CERCLA section 1071 cost recovery claim may recover any response costs not covered by the settlement under CERCLA section...more

8/1/2016 - CERCLA Clean-Up Costs DTSC EPA Hazardous Substances Proof of Damages Statute of Limitations

Raging Bull Heiress Knocks Out MGM’s Laches Defense

In Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., Supreme Court holds that laches cannot bar claims for damages for copyright infringement brought during the 3-year limitations period. On May 19, 2014, in a case concerning the...more

5/23/2014 - Affirmative Defenses Copyright Copyright Infringement Laches MGM Petrella v. MGM SCOTUS Statute of Limitations

A Precedent-Setting Ninth Circuit Victory for Tribes and Their Business Partners

In a landmark decision, the Ninth Circuit has held that state and local governments lack the power to tax permanent improvements built on non-reservation land that is held in trust by the federal government....more

2/17/2014 - Property Tax Tribal Governments Tribal Lands

Daimler AG v. Bauman: Court Again Rejects a “Sprawling View of General Jurisdiction”

On January 14, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court in Daimler AG v. Bauman held that Argentinian plaintiffs could not sue a German car manufacturer in California for human rights violations allegedly committed in Argentina. The...more

1/22/2014 - Attorney Generals DaimlerChrysler DaimlerChrysler v Bauman Foreign Corporations Foreign Nationals Human Rights Jurisdiction SCOTUS Subsidiaries

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