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A recent Arizona Court of Appeals decision, Everest Indemnity Insurance Company v. the Hon. John Rea, Judge of Sup. Ct of State of Az.,2015 WL 195450, addresses the attorney-client privilege in a bad faith case. Everest...more
In this report, Sarah Hitchins and Andrew Lee, associates in Allen & Overy LLP's Banking, Finance and Regulatory Litigation Group, consider the High Court's judgment in Financial Conduct Authority v Anderson  EWHC 3630...more
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On December 10, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted plaintiff’s motion for partial summary judgment in a class action suit filed against a large grocery chain. Plaintiff claims that the...more
In Bishop v. Progressive Express Insurance Co., 40 Fla. L. Weekly D119a (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1st Dist. January 6, 2015), the First District considered a case alleging that the insurer made statements and undertook actions...more
Your insured is sued, along with several other additional or named insureds. You receive a policy limits demand that is reasonable, but the limit is insufficient to settle all claims against all of the defendants. What do you...more
In Arcadia Group Brands Ltd & ors v Visa Inc & ors  EWHC 3561 (Comm) the Commercial Court has struck out a substantial damages claim for alleged breaches of competition law on the basis that it was time-barred, granting...more
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On December 10, a New York district court judge dismissed a securities fraud class action brought by investors in China North East Petroleum Holdings, Ltd. against former director Robert Bruce (and others) on the ground that...more
In adopting an exclusive forum selection bylaw, companies can avoid the cost and complication of multi-forum litigation after an M&A transaction.
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Stanford v. National Grange Ins. Co., Civil Action No. 11-7144 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 3, 2014).
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Norman v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., No. 13-CV-01643-PAB-CBS, 2014 WL 6478046 (D. Colo. Nov. 19, 2014).
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The Ninth Circuit recently joined the debate on whether the heightened pleading standard of Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b) or the more relaxed notice-pleading standard of Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a) applies to pleading loss causation for a...more
Tibble v. Am. Physicians Capital, Inc., No. 306944, 2014 WL 5462573 (Mich. Ct. App. Oct. 28, 2014).
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Plaintiff Kantar Media (“Kantar”) brought a suit against defendant Tivo Research and Analytics, Inc. (“TRA”)...more
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