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Cleo Daily, et al., v. City of Phoenix, et al.

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli Attorneys John Masterson and Justin Ackerman obtained a summary judgment on behalf of their client in a case involving a police shooting. On April 20, 2013, a man living in the complex, later...more

RICO Madness: The Nuisance of Owning and Operating a Marijuana Facility

by Snell & Wilmer on

On June 7, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Safe Streets Alliance, et al. v. Hickenlooper, et al., (No. 16-1048), an opinion that could open the doors to property use litigation involving...more

Recent Arizona appellate decisions of note to providers

by Snell & Wilmer on

With change, breaking news, and uncertainty dominating the legal concerns of health care providers on a federal level, it remains important to review and refresh on state-level concerns and legal rules. This is especially...more

Second Circuit Highlights Bank Regulators' Actions in Weighing Alien Tort Statute Claims

by White & Case LLP on

In Licci v. Lebanese Canadian Bank, the Second Circuit reaffirmed its prior rulings that international law does not recognize corporate liability for crimes under international law, and so dismissed claims by foreign...more

Defence & Indemnity - August 2016: IV. PRACTICE ISSUES

by Field Law on

A. While the verdict of a criminal case can preclude the litigation of the issues involved in that criminal case in the related civil proceeding, issues that were not involved or decided in the criminal case (such as...more

A Conviction On A Traffic Violation Is Not Admissible To Establish Negligence In Ohio

by Reminger Co., LPA on

Most traffic accidents result in a citation being issued to one party. Often times, the party cited does not vigorously defend the citation, as the citation is a minor issue with a limited penalty. The cost in time and...more

The Supreme Court - June 2016 #2

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in three cases on June 9, 2016: - Dietz v. Bouldin, No. 15-458: An automobile accident case went to a jury trial in federal district court. Respondent Hillary...more

Lawsuits Continue Against Central Virginia Regional Jail

Two federal lawsuits are proceeding against the Central Virginia Regional Jail for civil rights violations of inmates. One case is brought by the mother of an inmate who died in CVRJ custody allegedly due to lack of medical...more

Lawsuit “Immunity” for the Gun Industry and What the PLCAA Really Says

by Williams Mullen on

Do gun manufacturers really have blanket immunity from lawsuits? No, not even close. The 2016 campaign season has brought a big dose of gun policy debate, and some candidates have claimed that gun manufacturers have...more

The World in US Courts: Orrick's Quarterly Review of Decisions Applying US Law to Global Business and Cross-Border Activities

The Global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP takes great pride in announcing the Fall 2015 edition of The World in US Courts: Orrick’s Quarterly Review of Decisions Applying US Law To Global Business and...more

The World in US Courts - Orrick's Quarterly Review of Decisions Applying US Law to Global Business and Cross-Border Activities:...

We are pleased to announce the Summer 2015 issue of The World in US Courts: Orrick's Quarterly Review of Decisions Applying US Law To Global Business and Cross-Border Activities. This issue discusses 13 new decisions that...more

What is Excessive Force? Don’t ask the experts!

We are all very familiar with the recent incidents that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City. These two incidents brought to the national spotlight (yet again) the difficult, split-second decision making required...more

Alien Tort Case Developments: Three Recent Decisions

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

Legal Updates for Government Entities Covering May and June 2014

Arizona Court of Appeals (heading) Immunity under A.R.S. § 12-820.03 Glazer v. State of Arizona, --P.3d--, 2014 WL949114 (Ariz.App. 2014) This case arises out of a cross-over crash on I-10 south of...more

"Pay Me, Or Else…": California Court Rules Employee's Pre-Litigation Qui Tam Threat is Extortionate

by Littler on

A California appellate court recently issued a warning to employees who try to negotiate settlements with their employers by making veiled threats to report an employer's real or imagined criminal activity. In Stenehjem v....more

Judge the Fighting Judge - How Would You Rule?

by Cozen O'Connor on

On June 2, 2014, a fight broke out in the hallway of a Brevard Country, Florida courtroom. The fight was between an assistant public defender and the presiding Judge, Retired Army Reserve Colonel, John Murphy, who threatened...more

A Victory For Crime Victims In Eleventh Circuit

by Carlton Fields on

In a decision that will surely have implications for criminal defendants and victims of crimes, on April 18, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit ordered federal authorities to disclose correspondence that took place between Palm Beach...more

International Litigation Update: Second Circuit Clarifies Rules Governing Extraterritorial Application of RICO and Definition of...

by King & Spalding on

In a series of recent decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has sought to restrict plaintiffs’ ability to apply U.S. law to, and to bring claims in the U.S. courts based on, extraterritorial conduct. In Morrison v. National...more

Medical Malpractice Liability: Kazakhstan Law and Practice

by Morgan Lewis on

Liability for medical malpractice in Kazakhstan remains poorly regulated. The Kazakhstan healthcare system has recently undergone a crucial transformation, with pending reforms designed to improve the quality of...more

Scrutinizing A Law Enforcement Officer's Tactical Decisions Before Using Deadly Force

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

BB&K Attorney Tamara Bogosian Anaylzes Recent Court Decisions That Call for Monday Morning Quarterbacking - The U.S. Supreme Court made clear in the 1989 landmark ruling of Graham v. Connor that hindsight was not the...more

Serving Process, User Harassment and Misappropriation of User Likenesses: A Review of Recent Cases Involving Facebook

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Along with Google, no entity is more ubiquitous on the internet these days than Facebook. Expectedly, the social networking giant, which was recently valued at over 100 billion dollars, has found itself involved in a surfeit...more

Aviation Flyer - Spring 2013

by Jackson Walker on

In This Issue: - The United States Supreme Court’s Competing Guidance Regarding Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturers - Recent French Appeals Court Decision in Concorde Crash Step Forward Towards...more

New UK Press Self-Regulation – With a Small Blog Exemption

Following concerns raised by bloggers, the UK government has clarified that small blogs will be exempt from the scope of the new UK press watchdog which is to be introduced as a result of the findings of the Leveson Inquiry....more

Counties in California Can Learn a Few Lessons from State on Inmate Health Care - BB&K Health Care Attorney Shares Tips on...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Inmates in the Riverside County jails served a federal class-action lawsuit last month, claiming the county is subjecting them to cruel and unusual punishment by depriving them of basic medical and mental health care. A...more

10 Annoying Attorney Traits

by Matthew Thompson on

10 bad habits of attorneys...more

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