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Ruling Elevates Conflicts Considerations in Insurance/Tripartite Relationship Cases - After Washington Supreme Court Decision,...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Relationships between insurer, insured and insurer-appointed defense counsel – also known as the "tripartite relationship" – have long been recognized as a potential source of conflicts of interest. By a 5-4 majority in...more

Joint Defense Agreements Are Not Protected By The Attorney-Client Privilege

by Brooks Pierce on

Why would any lawyer think that his Joint Defense Agreement, entered into with a co-defendant, was protected from production by the attorney-client privilege? Well, the lawyer for one of the Defendants In AP Atlantic, Inc.,...more

"Third-Party Litigation Financing: Mandatory Disclosure on the Horizon?"

The use of third-party litigation financing — generally defined as the funding of litigation activities by entities other than the parties themselves, their insurers or their counsel — continues to increase in the United...more

Commercial Division Advisory Council Releases New Video on The New York Commercial Division

A short new video, entitled A Forum for Business Disputes: The Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, has recently been released. The film was produced by the Court System’s Commercial Division...more

Ohio Supreme Court Amends Attorney Rules Of Professional Conduct To Specifically Allow Attorneys To Provide Legal Services To...

by Reminger Co., LPA on

As previously reported in a Reminger Report back in September of this year, in June of 2016 the Ohio legislature passed a law to allow medical marijuana in Ohio. The law, which was passed was significantly more stringent...more

Litigation Funding Contract Invalidated as Champertous in Pennsylvania

by Reed Smith on

This post does not involve a drug/device case – or even a tort case - but counsel worried about potentially abusive litigation funding should take a look at WFIC, LLC v. Labarre, ___ A.3d ___, 2016 WL 4769436 (Pa. Super....more

[Webinar] Ethics - Confidentiality Issues Re: Attorney Client Privilege and Information - June 8th, 12:00pm CT

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Confusion surrounds the attorney-client privilege. Many think they have it when they do not and even if they do, they fail to appreciate how easy it is to lose. In either case, not enough attention is paid to the possibility...more

Workers' Comp Plaintiff Attorneys Might Be Getting a Bigger Payday in Florida

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

On April 20, 2016, the 1st District Court of Appeals fired the most significant shot in years at controversial attorney fee restrictions in Florida. In 2003, the Florida State Workers' Compensation Statute placed strict...more

Another Invalidated Clickwrap Agreement

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The foremost case dealing with whether “wrap agreements” (e.g. clickwrap, shrinkwrap and browsewrap) are legal is almost 13 years old. See Specht v. Netscape Commc’ns Corp., 306 F.3d 17 (2d Cir. 2002). And yet, a new case...more

SullCrom Sees Litigation Boom Despite Waning Credit Crisis

by Mimesis Law on

Dec. 11, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Karen Seymour and Rick Pepperman, co-managing partners of the litigation group at Sullivan & Cromwell, talk with Lee Pacchia about the current state of investigations and commercial litigation....more

How This Investment Firm Hopes to Revolutionize Litigation in America

by Mimesis Law on

Oct. 30, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Ralph Sutton, Chief Investment Officer at Bentham IMF, talks with Lee Pacchia about the business of funding small to medium-sized plaintiffs in commercial and patent litigation around the world....more

Non Disclosure Agreement NDA N.D.A.

by Mathew Charnay on

A comprehensive NDA to be used with most mutual business arangements that involve the sharing of intellectual property for the purpose of business, marketing, product, development, et. al....more

The Top 10 Expert Rulings of 2011

by IMS ExpertServices on

Two Supreme Court opinions top our annual list of the year’s most important cases involving expert witnesses. While one of the Supreme Court cases makes the list for what the court did, the other is included for what the...more

EL CONVENIO ARBITRAL.

by RAUL GARCIA MIRON on

El inicio de todo proceso arbitral descansa en lo que se conoce como CONVENIO ARBITRAL, que en el derecho comparado recibe también el nombre de clausula arbitral, compromiso arbitral y acuerdo de arbitraje...more

"Hybrid" Fee Agreement Exemplar for Business Litigation

This is a companion exemplar document to accompany my recent Article "Hybrid" Fee Agreements for Business Litigation. "Increased mileage" agreement allows the attorney and client to go those extra miles to obtain a great...more

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