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Proceed with Caution: D.C. District Court Says Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine Do Not Survive Internal Fraud...

On March 6, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Company et al. that should serve as a wake-up call for all companies conducting internal...more

JAMS Global Construction Solutions Newsletter, Winter 2014

In This Issue: The Evolution of Expert Witness Law under U.K. and U.S. Jurisdiction; ConsensusDocs Lists JAMS as One of Two Named Arbitration Providers; Using Attorneys’ Fees to Promote a Better Result; Using...more

JAMS Global Construction Solutions -- Spring 2013

In This Issue: An Arbitrator’s Guide to Successfully Resolving eDiscovery Disputes; Ethics in International Arbitration; The 2012 International Arbitration Survey; and Notices & Events. Excerpt from An...more

Resolving international construction disputes – litigation or arbitration?

Introduction - As we have discussed in previous alerts in this series, many claims can arise under international construction contracts. Of course, not all those claims end up in a formal dispute. In the last alert we...more

Second Circuit Affirms FSIA Tort Exception in Claim Against Namibia, Using New York State Law To Define the Tortious Behavior

USAA Casualty Ins. Co. v. Permanent Mission of the Republic of Namibia, Dkt. No. 10-4892-cv (2d Cir. 2012), involves an appeal from an order we posted on in 2010 (see our discussion here). In the district court, Namibia...more

Microsoft Corp. v. Vadem, Ltd., et al., C.A. No. 6940-VCP (Del. Ch. Apr. 27, 2012) (Parsons, V.C.) - April 27, 2012

In this memorandum opinion, the Court of Chancery reinforced the internal affairs doctrine while dismissing a complaint brought by Microsoft Corporation in connection with the restructuring of Vadem, Ltd., a computer...more

The Underwriter’s Role Against Contra Proferentem

The doctrine of contra proferentem—literally translated to mean “against the party who proffers”—is a rule of construction that insureds seek to apply in many, if not most, disputes over the interpretation of an insurance...more

Actualiteiten bouw- en aanbestedingsrecht 2e kwartaal 2011

In het kwartaalbericht worden diverse actuele uitspraken op het gebied van bouw- en aanbestedingsrceht, aanneming van werk en belastingrceht besproken....more

Ten Things to Consider When Drafting Construction Contracts Under New York Law

Whether managing construction of a high-rise project in New York City, a power plant in India or a paper mill in Brazil, the legal disputes in any of those projects may be subject to resolution under New York law. While it is...more

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