CorpCast Episode 8: The Controlling Stockholder
CorpCast Episode 7: Better Know a Judge: the Honorable Mary M. Johnston of the Delaware Superior Court
CorpCast Episode 6: A Brief Introduction to the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 168-Dan Cogdell on criminal procedure issues in defending an individual prosecuted criminally under the FCPA
CorpCast Episode 5: The eDiscovery Big Picture
Halliburton: Good for the Plaintiffs’ Bar?
Reservation of Rights and the Insurer
CorpCast Episode 4: Better Know a Judge: Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery
CorpCast Episode 3: Preview of Business Divorce CLE at 2015 ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Should any business sign a contract that includes an arbitration clause?
CorpCast Episode 2: Advancement 101
CorpCast Episode 1: Sections, 204, 205 and In re Numoda
How the Rise in Undercover Investigations is Changing the Law
A Moment of Simple Justice - A Prosecutor's Duty
Class Actions News - Deborah Renner on Dart Cherokee Basin v. Owens
SullCrom Sees Litigation Boom Despite Waning Credit Crisis
Your Deposition: What to Expect
Proposed FRCP Changes: Effect on eDiscovery, RIM & IG (CLE)
A Moment of Simple Justice - Stop Talking
The Burden of Proof -- What must plaintiffs prove to win their case?
In This Issue:
- USA Freedom Act Brings Changes to Surveillance Program
- Connecticut Enacts Bill Imposing Tighter Data Security Obligations
- Pennsylvania Court Dismisses Data Breach Negligence...more
A majority of the Federal Court of Appeal in Paradis Honey Ltd. v. Canada recently allowed a group of commercial beekeepers to proceed with a proposed class action against their government regulator. The court rejected the...more
Expanding the reach of the federal displacement doctrine and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in AEP v. Connecticut, a federal district court for the first time held that the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...more
In a case of first impression, on April 15, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will hear the case of Ahmad v Foundation for International Research and Education, DBA Christian Friends of Israeli...more
The scene of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris ten days later. I returned from Paris on Tuesday after a short vacation. As a bit of a news junky, it was admittedly an exciting time to be there. When I arrived on Friday, we...more
DLA Piper comments on the recent decisions of the Supreme Court to deny permission to appeal in the cases of Huzar v Jet2.com Limited and Dawson v Thomson Airways Limited in the latest issue of Travel Law...more
The Supreme Court of Canada today heard argument in a case that will clarify whether a judgment obtained in a foreign country against a foreign corporate entity can be enforced in Canada against a Canadian affiliate of that...more
On November 12, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of claims filed pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) against Occidental Petroleum and AirScan. The case, Mujica v. AirScan, involves claims by...more
Two privacy class actions earlier this year have pitted technology giants Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. against Canadian consumers who allege privacy violations. The two cases resulted in very different outcomes.
On October 23, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Mastafa v. Chevron Corp., a case filed against Chevron Corp. and BNP Paribas pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”). The court upheld the District...more
In late September, the District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that two closely related cases filed against Exxon Mobil Corporation, and several of the company’s subsidiaries, could proceed. Plaintiffs in both...more
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum upholding the dismissal of an Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) suit, left a great deal unanswered. The Kiobel decision did, however, limit the potential...more
Alien Tort GavelIn July, we posted about two recent decisions by federal appellate courts that sought to define the parameters of the “touch and concern” standard established by the Supreme Court in its 2012 decision in...more
When a corporation sends an officer to a conference in California, is the corporation present in California? A corporation can only act through its officers. Thus, it might be said that the corporation is present wherever...more
In the last month, two federal appellate courts have issued decisions in cases filed against U.S.-based corporations pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”). Both courts applied the “touch and concern” standard established...more
In This Issue:
- Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Holds Foreign Manufacturer Which Pled Meritorious Personal Jurisdiction Defense in Answer, But Did Not Move to Dismiss, Forfeited Defense By Participating in...more
In papers filed today with the High Court of Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong moved for summary judgment in his defamation lawsuit against blogger Roy Ngerng Yi Ling. The prime minister’s action is the first...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently affirmed the dismissal of all but three claims brought by individual and government entity plaintiffs against defendant DynCorp based on claims of injury by an...more
In This Alert:
Judgments; Legislation; and Reports.
Excerpt from Judgments:
20 June 2014 - Hunter and New England Local Health District v McKenna; Hunter and New England Local...more
Lessons on the interplay between the EC Regulation 261/2004 and the Montreal Convention 1999 relearnt -
Court of Appeal confirms limitation under EC Regulation 261/2004 to be determined in accordance with domestic law...more
United States courts facing forum non conveniens (FNC) motions, at least with respect to lawsuits arising out of air crashes that occur outside of the United States, seem to fall into two distinct camps: Cook County,...more
Court of Appeal hands down judgment on the meaning of "extraordinary circumstances" in the case of cancellation or delay arising out of technical faults pursuant to EC Regulation 261/2004 -
It is somewhat regrettable...more
In This Issue:
Judgments; Legislation; and Reports.
- Except from Judgments:
New South Wales -
12 June 2014 - Rosten v Mid North Coast Local Health District  NSWIRComm 29 -
On June 4, 2014, the Second Circuit issued its decision in Lotes Co., Ltd. v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., an important ruling on the reach of the U.S. antitrust laws to foreign conduct.
The Foreign Trade Antitrust...more
- In deciding treaty status, courts place "controlling importance" on the governmental conduct of the countries at issue.
- Guyana's post-independence accession to other treaties – but its failure to formally accede to the...more
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