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Health Care Antitrust & the Supreme Court – Interview with Bruce Sokler, Member, Mintz Levin
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Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
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On June 18, trustee HSBC filed suit on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust Series 2006-SL2 against DB Structured Products, Inc., a Deutsche Bank Subsidiary, in New York state court. The complaint attempts to...more
You don’t see this every day. On Friday, the SEC filed a subpoena enforcement action seeking production of documents from the House Ways and Means Committee and documents and testimony from one of its staff members, Brian...more
In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Stern v. Marshall, 131 S.Ct. 2594. In Stern, the Court was faced with the question of whether the Bankruptcy Court had statutory and Constitutional authority to decide a counterclaim...more
The Supreme Court issued its decision in the closely followed case of Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison, Chapter 7 Trustee of Estate of Bellingham Insurance Agency, Inc., 573 U.S. ___ (2014) (Bellingham) this...more
On June 9, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison, a case that tested the extent of the jurisdiction of bankruptcy court judges to decide fraudulent transfer and certain...more
In Executive Benefits Ins. Agency v. Arkison, No. 12-1200, the Supreme Court ruled that when Article III does not permit a bankruptcy court to enter final judgment on a core bankruptcy claim, the bankruptcy court may issue...more
In 2009, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System filed a lawsuit alleging negligent misrepresentation and negligent interference with prospective economic advantage against Moody’s Investors Services, Inc., Moody’s...more
Michael Lewis' new book, Flash Boys concerns high frequency traders using advance notice of a stock purchase to reap extra profits. Fittingly, the North Carolina Supreme Court's decision in Beroth Oil v. NCDOT was published...more
A SLAPP is a strategic lawsuit against public participation. California enacted Code of Civil Procedure Section 425.16 as an antidote to SLAPP suits. In general, a SLAPP is subject to a special motion to strike unless the...more
This post is the first in a series on California’s anti-SLAPP law from the perspective of Los Angeles appellate and trial attorney, Jeffrey Lewis. What is a SLAPP? ...more
In This Issue:
- U.S. SUPREME COURT:
..Lawson v. FMR LLC, No. 12-3 (U.S. March 4, 2014)
..Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice, No. 12-79 (U.S. Feb. 26, 2014)
- CLASS CERTIFICATION:
..In re BP...more
Powerpoint Presentation by Jeffrey Lewis on tips for litigating Malicious Prosecution actions in California...more
On February 10, Better Markets, a public interest non-profit organization, announced the filing of a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging a November 2012 settlement obtained by the DOJ...more
Who owns the "church?" For most, this is an odd question. As children, many of us folded our hands and repeated a rhyme: "Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors and see the people." Nevertheless, for well...more
In a lawsuit arising out of a well-publicized incident in West Michigan, Agema v. City of Allegan involved a lawsuit by former Michigan State Representative David Agema and others against the City of Allegan and others...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") has significantly changed the healthcare industry in the United States. Among the many changes is the new requirement that healthcare providers must provide all "Food...more
Appellate Division Roundup -
In recent months, New Jersey's Appellate Division has rendered three significant employment law decisions.
State v. Saavedra, No. A-1449-12T4, 2013 N.J. Super. LEXIS 185 (App. Div....more
A motion to strike under California’s anti-SLAPP statute was filed in response to a lawsuit initiated by beneficiaries against a trustee and executor of an estate. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit...more
TV Station's Failure To Hire Weather News Anchor Was Protected By Free Speech Rights -
Hunter v. CBS Broadcasting, Inc., 221 Cal. App. 4th 1510 (2013) -
Kyle Hunter sued CBS Broadcasting for age and gender...more
The National Audit Office has published a report dated 17 December 2013 (the “NAO Report”) on confiscation orders, which are the main mechanism that the UK Government uses in carrying out its policy to deprive criminals of...more
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