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
Should any business sign a contract that includes an arbitration clause?
The Burden of Proof -- What must plaintiffs prove to win their case?
How This Investment Firm Hopes to Revolutionize Litigation in America
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
Winston & Strawn's Kessler Sees Change and Opportunity in College Athletics
Decision Time: Patton Boggs Partners Mull Merger With Squire Sanders
Polsinelli Podcasts - Jury or Bench Trial? A Business Litigation Survival Guide
Polsinelli Podcast - Business Litigation Survival Guide
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 45, Interview with Justice Ken Wise
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
In September 2014, we reported on the argument before the Supreme Court of Western Australia Court of Appeal in an appeal against the decision of Dixon v Clarke  WASC 471. The Court of Appeal delivered its reasons for...more
Through its website, the remote gambling operator gave the opportunity to participate in remote games of chance. Now that it is still not legally permitted to offer remote games of chance targeted to the Dutch market, the...more
Registration Cancelled Where Services Related to Mark Not Provided -
Playdom, Inc. filed a petition to cancel Couture’s mark, arguing that the registration was void because Couture did not use the mark in commerce as of...more
DLA Piper IPT partners Barry Heller, John Verhey and John Hughes recently conducted a webinar reviewing 2014’s top franchise decisions. Three significant 2014 matters are summarized below.
1. In Patterson v. Domino’s...more
On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear argument in three cases.
- No. 13-1026, Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams LLP v. Lopez - The Petitioner law firm seeks to enforce an arbitration...more
So your client has been involved in motor vehicle collision. Now what? Whether representing a plaintiff or a defendant in a crash, preserving all potentially relevant evidence is an obvious first concern. What may not be so...more
In a decision with far-reaching ramifications for long-term care litigation, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division held that § 30:13-4.2 of the Nursing Home Responsibilities and Residents’ Rights Act (NHA) does...more
The Bankruptcy Code exempts from discharge those debts arising from willful and malicious injuries caused by the debtor. 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6). Because debtors have a habit of filing bankruptcy soon after a judgment for such...more
Two billion dollars. That is what the top legal counsel at nearly 350 companies spent on the defense of class actions in 2014. In addition to the cost of outside counsel, on average, companies dedicate six in-house...more
Most employers would be very happy to receive a frank appraisal from a prospective employee’s former employer. Yet most employers are themselves reluctant to give references concerning former employees, or any information...more
Finding that the specific allegations made in a plaintiff’s civil petition filed against an insurance policy holder did not meet the specifications of the insured’s policy, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit...more
No. 13-0338, University of Texas at Arlington v. Williams - This appeal addresses whether the recreational-use statute (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code §§ 75.001-007) covers a spectator at a sporting event....more
In This Issue:
- Nexium and the Problems of Overbroad Class Actions
- Class Certification Decisions:
..Decisions Granting Motions to Strike/Dismiss Class Claims
..Decisions Denying Motions to Strike/Dismiss...more
In a highly anticipated decision, the Texas Supreme Court emphasized its commitment to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation Act (Act) to deal with and respond to claims arising out of the...more
In 2009, Michael Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. To commemorate Jordan’s career, Time Inc. published a special Sports Illustrated Presents issue that included congratulatory “advertisements” from several...more
On February 12, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court affirmed the Fifth District Court of Appeal’s decision in Sanislo v. Give Kids the World, Inc., 98 So. 3d 759 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012) and held that an exculpatory clause was...more
An en banc session of the Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated a $14.5 million asbestos verdict in a mesothelioma case and remanded the case to the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia for a new trial, affirming the decision...more
Civil Code section 3291 provides that if the plaintiff in a personal injury action makes a Code of Civil Procedure section 998 offer to compromise which the defendant does not accept, and the plaintiff obtains a more...more
Parsi v. Daioleslam, 2015 WL 525146 (D.C. Cir. Feb. 10, 2015).
In this appeal from a defamation case, the plaintiff sought the reversal of sanctions imposed by the district court. At trial, the plaintiff sought damages...more
The Texas appellate decision recently confirmed that state’s general rules regarding the outer limits of common law tort liability arising from alleged construction defects. USA Walnut Creek, DST v. Terracon Consultants,...more
Sleet, J. Defendant’s motion to strike counts 9 and 10 under California’s Anti-SLAPP Stature is granted with prejudice. Defendant’s motion to dismiss counts 9-11 is denied in part and granted in part. Plaintiff’s motion to...more
The three cases involve (1) whether a liability insurer must pay the plaintiffs who received an assignment from the insured after the insurer failed to defend, (2) whether the former owner of a chemical plant is liable for...more
In Bean v. Pacific Coast Elevator Corporation, 2015 DJDAR 2864 (“Bean”), the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, held in the published portion of its opinion that courts may not award prejudgment interest...more
In Alterra Excess & Surplus v. Estate of Buckminster Fuller (No. A140453, filed 3/9/15), a California Appeals Court held that an ISO policy’s exclusion for intellectual property unambiguously barred coverage for a Lanham Act,...more
In August 2014, the Texas Supreme Court decided Zachry Construction Corp. v. Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, 2014 WL 4472616 (Tex.). While the case involves construction issues—and specifically the enforceability...more
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