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Bill on Bankruptcy: Delaware Garners Almost All Big Chapter 11s
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
International Patent Laws – Interview with Julian Crump, Managing Member, Mintz Levin's London, UK Office
Two-Pronged Approach to Defending Lawsuits – Interview with Dominic Picca, Member, Mintz Levin
Patent Mediation – Interview with John Delehanty, Member, Mintz Levin
What to Do When the Government Comes Calling – Interview with Peter Chavkin, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: Unprecedented Actions by Two District Judges
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sex Doesn't Sell Enough to Avoid Bankruptcy
ITC: Protecting Intellectual Property in the US – Interview with Joe Hameline, Member, Mintz Levin
Municipal Bankruptcies – Interview with Bill Kannel, Member, Mintz Levin
Class Action Litigation Reform – Interview with Dan Pascucci, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
Bill on Bankruptcy: Appeals Court Changes the Law on Fraud
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Do you know the restrictions for a probationary driver in New Jersey?
Bill on Bankruptcy: The Market's Unquenchable Thirst for Junk
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Businesses often use arbitration agreements as a tool to lessen the burden and cost of future litigation. On June 20, 2013, the Supreme Court released its opinion in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, which...more
If you believe that you might have a legal claim and want to know how long you have to bring it to court, you will want to read this post!
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr., Esq.
Phone: (508) 769-1359 or...more
If you have signed a general release and are assessing the effect and/or ramifications or are considering signing any release presented to you to settle a claim, you will want to read this post!
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Yesterday, in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 569 U.S. __ (2013), the Supreme Court answered a looming class certification question left open by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. __ (2011): whether a putative class action...more
The Affordable Care Act (ACA)'s whistleblower provisions may present a hazard for unsuspecting employers. On February 27, 2013, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an...more
Class action certification under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) only permit a class action if, among other things, “there are questions of law or fact common to the class.” (FRCP 23)
This means that trial...more
Legal Byte: Judicial notice can get you around the "no-citation" rule to cite to unpublished appellate opinions to support your analysis. ...more
If you are considering filing a lawsuit or whether to accept a settlement offer to resolve a lawsuit or potential claim, you want to read this post. Understand some possible ramifications of litigation before taking your...more
So you have sent email messages to your lawyer or to prospective lawyers from work and now you are wondering whether they will remain confidential by the attorney-client privilege. Better take a look.
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Yin and yang are, of course, Chinese archetypes describing two opposing aspects of a single common principle. Yin is generally characterized as soft, slow, tranquil and gentle, while Yang is hot, restless, hard and rapid. ...more