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Business Litigation Report - August 2017

Supreme Court Highlights Importance of Statute-Specific Venue Rules - The Supreme Court upended nearly thirty years of practice when it ruled, in the TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC U.S. , 137 S.Ct. 1514...more

Artificial Intelligence Litigation: Can the Law Keep Pace with The Rise of the Machines?

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is the broad conceptual term for the technologies or systems making it possible for computers to perform tasks involving human-like decisionmaking, intelligence, learned skills and/or...more

Three Point Shot - March 2016

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

California Court to PGA Tour Caddies: You'll Get Nothing and Like It! As the full swing of the PGA season rounds the corner, and with the azaleas blooming at Augusta, the trusted confidants of golf's premier players...more

Passive Trademark Licensor Held Not Liable for Product Defect

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Can merely licensing a trademark result in strict liability for injuries resulting from a product bearing the trademark? A decision earlier this month says no....more

Amended Rule 26: Protecting Against Competitively Sensitive Disclosures

by Cozen O'Connor on

Hundreds of billions of business e-mails are sent per day. That number may not come as a shock to many, but once a company is involved in litigation, e-discovery can be quite burdensome. Even the mention of the phrase...more

Business Litigation Report - January 2016

Legal Issues Raised by the Driverless Vehicle Revolution – PART 2 - Part 1 of this article, published in the December 2015 Business Litigation Report, described emerging driverless vehicle technology and related patent...more

New Jersey Federal Judge Says It’s Not So Easy to Preserve Confidentiality of Discovery Documents

by Reed Smith on

Today’s case is about a second chance. We are talking about the dismal topic of document confidentiality. Many -- definitely too many -- documents are produced in mass tort litigations. Almost all those documents are...more

Retail and Consumer Products Law Roundup - January 2016

Eye on the Courts: IP Cases for Retailers to Note - Why it matters - Retail companies have closely monitored a series of cases from the U.S. Supreme Court on down, which have focused on IP matters covering induced...more

Business Litigation Report - September 2015

Alleging Fraud in a Financial Crisis: The Second Circuit Articulates a Less Stringent Pleading Standard for Loss Causation: Loss causation has emerged as a central obstacle to post-financial-crisis fraud cases. The loss...more

IP/Unfair Comp. Case Applies Buckman

by Reed Smith on

The very name “intellectual property law” suggests it’s not for us. There are episodes of The Simpsons that seem too complicated for our pretty little heads. Anything deemed “intellectual” scares us away. We usually race...more

Business Litigation Report -- October 2014

In This Issue: - Main Article: ..Multi-Jurisdictional Enforcement of Judgments - Noted With Interest: ..New York Federal Court Holds That Arbitrator’s Undisclosed Serious Health Condition Is Not Ground for...more

How to Create an Opening Statement Using Graphic Immersion

by Cogent Legal on

My part in a recent presentation to the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association concerned opening statements, and I wanted to share a highly graphically immersive style of opening that allows an attorney to persuasively...more

Product Liability Update -- January 2012

by Foley Hoag LLP on

In This Issue: *First Circuit Upholds Design Defect Verdict Involving Table Saw, Holding Plaintiff Adequately Proved Availability of Feasible Alternative Design Despite Weight and Price Differences From Existing Saw,...more

Coffee's On: Claims Dismissed in Single-Cup Brewing Class Litigation

by Dechert LLP on

A federal court last week dismissed the claims in a case accusing Green Mountain Coffee Roasters of misrepresenting the performance quality of its single-cup brewing systems. See Green v. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.,...more

Quinn Emanuel Business Litigation Report - October 2011

In This Isssue: Firm News: Quinn Emanuel Launches Moscow Office High-Profile Litigator Andrew Schapiro Joins Quinn Emanuel Main Article: China Implements New Laws in Foreign-Related Products Liability...more

Interesting E-Discovery Developments

by Dechert LLP on

The program at a Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (“PLAC”) meeting are always interesting, and the one just before Columbus Day was no exception. It focused on social media and e-discovery. Here are some...more

Product Liability Update - October 2010

by Foley Hoag LLP on

In This Issue: Massachusetts Appeals Court Holds Trademark Licensor That Substantially Participated in Design, Manufacture or Distribution of Product Is Liable as “Apparent Manufacturer;" *First Circuit Affirms Judgment...more

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