Morgan Julia Matson

Morgan Julia Matson

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New Case Demonstrates the Importance of Forum Selection Clauses

On November 4, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion filed by a company to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former Libya-based employee. This decision ended the company's...more

11/13/2013 - Forum Forum Non Conveniens Forum Selection Clause Jurisdiction Motion to Dismiss

The Final Breaths of the Alien Tort Statute

On April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court decided Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. For all intents and purposes, the decision eliminates use of the federal Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") as an employment law weapon to be used against...more

4/22/2013 - Alien Tort Statute Extraterritoriality Rules Jurisdiction Multinationals SCOTUS

New York Passes "Toughest, Strongest" Gun Law in the Nation

In the aftermath of the Connecticut and Colorado mass shootings, national attention has turned to attempts to stem the tide of gun violence through stricter firearm regulations. Most of the debate has centered on limiting the...more

2/28/2013 - Criminal Background Checks Firearms Gun Laws SAFE Act

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