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Excalibur Litigation: Court of Appeal Confirms that Funders Will Be Put to the Sword

by White & Case LLP on

- In the recent decision of Excalibur Ventures v Texas Keystone and others, the Court of Appeal has provided important guidance on the extent to which third party funders may be required to pay the costs of a defendant who...more

Texas' Atty Fee Statute — Elevating Form Over Substance?

by Zelle LLP on

Texas follows the American Rule, which provides that litigants may recover attorneys' fees only if specifically provided for by contract or statute. One such statute — Section 38.001 of the Texas Civil Practice Remedies Code...more

Can lawyers contractually agree to preclude a court from reviewing an arbitration award?

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In Burton v. Class Counsel, 2013 DJDAR 16253 (2013), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal decided a unique case under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The court decided the issue of whether lawyers can contractually agree to...more

Nowadays, GC wise to consider innovative cost-cutting

by Andrea Worland on

As the economy continues to soften, businesses of all stripes are being forced to cut costs and find ways to ensure their stability and growth. No department is immune. This article focuses on the innovative ways...more

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