S. Jay Dobbs

S. Jay Dobbs

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Delaware Program Struck Down: Independent Legal Counsel Still Best Avenue for Private Arbitration

The U.S. Supreme Court decided last Monday to not hear a case involving the State of Delaware's effort to create a state-sponsored program where sitting judges could confidentially arbitrate business disputes. Lower courts...more

10/28/2014 - Arbitrators Business Disputes Confidentiality First Amendment Judges SCOTUS

What's More Appealing Than Property Taxes? Recent Kansas Legislative Changes Make This Year An Opportune Time to Appeal Yours

Do you or your company own real property in Kansas? If so, then challenging your property's tax valuation is more appealing than ever, thanks to the 2014 Kansas Legislature. ...more

6/10/2014 - Legislative Agendas Property Tax Property Valuation State Taxes

Respond with Caution! Responses to Discovery "Subject to the Stated Objections" May Waive Your Client's Objections

A growing number of federal courts have confirmed that the once-common discovery practice of asserting an objection followed by a bare "conditional" response, i.e., stating that "Subject to and without waiving the stated...more

6/4/2014 - Corporate Counsel Discovery Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Objection Procedures Waivers Young Lawyers

Cyber Security: Are You At Risk?

In This Issue: - Prevention - Notification - Potential Litigation - Conclusion - Excerpt from Foreward: As the recent Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches made clear, cyber security is one...more

2/14/2014 - Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Breach Data Breach Plans Data Protection

How Final Do You Want It To Be?: Recent Change To American Arbitration Association Rules Allows For Appeals In Certain Cases

In a prior e-Alert, the Commercial Litigation practice outlined the issues confronting your business when deciding whether to enter into a contractual arbitration agreement. The alert noted that an important issue to consider...more

2/4/2014 - American Arbitration Association Appeals Arbitration

The Dog Ate My Evidence: Document Destruction Policies And The Duty To Preserve

In This Issue: - The Duty to Preserve ..What triggers the duty to preserve? ..Who has a duty to preserve? ..What is the scope of the duty to preserve? - Litigation Hold Notices - Potential...more

11/22/2013 - Adverse Inference Instructions Corporate Counsel Document Retention Policies Duty to Preserve Evidence Litigation Hold Sanctions Spoliation

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