An Overview of the 2014 Class Action Survey
Update on Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and Delaware Bankruptcy Court’s Decision in the Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. Bankruptcy Case
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
What do creditors need to know about litigation in state court and bankruptcy court?
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Can business partner disputes be defused? Can a client avoid expensive litigation?
The M&A Word of the Day® from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Best Efforts
What you need to know about Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
Lamson Comments on Volcker Rule
Which types of employers are more susceptible to get sued?
The M&A Word of the Day™ from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Inversion
How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
Dealmaker's Dish: Corporate Dealmaker Update
The 2013 Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law
The Building Blocks of a Technology Deal
How can business owners manage legal risks?
What is at will employment law?
Lease Negotiations – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
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On April 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority, No. 11-88, that parties may bring suit under the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 (TVPA) only against human beings — not...more
On March 5, 2012, only days after hearing oral argument in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., the U.S. Supreme Court ordered additional briefings to be filed and for the case to be reargued. This somewhat unusual move...more
The provision of financial assistance to victims of clergy sexual abuse seeking to obtain mental health counseling and treatment may result in civil liability for religious and other organizations undertaking such aid if...more
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In Kelowna B.C., Lloyd Guenther, who purchased a condo with his wife in 2003, was so frustrated with the Strata Council's inaction in addressing water leaks on the owners enclosed balconies and the building envelope issues...more
The California Supreme Court has declared that “labels matter,” and that under California’s Unfair Competition Law, a consumer’s subjective sense of feeling duped translates to a cognizable economic injury.
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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act provides whistleblower protection to certain employees who report wrongdoing by a publicly-traded company; A federal district court in Massachusetts has held that Sarbanes-Oxley...more
For some reason, condo people feel that there are different standards for making statements on-line versus written communication. Never before have we had so many cases of board members and unit owners alleging defamation...more
The principals of a pharmaceutical company could be held personally liable for securities fraud based on allegations that the defendants misled investors and used the firm as an alter ego for their own interests.
This article describes potential sources of personal liability for directors of banking organizations that arise from federal banking laws and regulations, including as a result of common law causes of action, enforcement...more
This memorandum provides a summary analysis of the extent to which charitable organizations, their officers, directors or trustees, employees, and volunteers are exposed to liability under Massachusetts and federal law....more
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