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Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
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Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
Bill on Bankruptcy: Appeals Court Changes the Law on Fraud
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bar President: 3Ls Should Get Paid for Internships
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Must Disclose What Clients Pay
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
This article analyzes the US Supreme Court's recent antitrust decision in FTC v. Actavis, which held that that courts should apply the rule of reason in analyzing reverse-payment settlements.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA)'s whistleblower provisions may present a hazard for unsuspecting employers. On February 27, 2013, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an...more
Defendants' demurrer to the First Amended Complaint's UCL, FAL and CLRA causes of action based on failure to plead reliance, and failure to plead requisite damages sufficient to confer standing under Simpson Strong Tie v....more
Defendants filed their petition to compel individual arbitration of the putative class action claims pursuant to the United Supreme Court's ruling in Concepcion v. ATT. Briefing schedule and hearing date to be set by the...more
Readers have seen my warnings about plaintiff attorneys trying to turn every marketing statement of opinion or puffing into a consumer fraud claim. Now comes a decision about a non-consumer product consumer fraud claim. A...more
In Wyeth v. Levine, 555 U.S. 555 (2009), the United States Supreme Court held that certain failure to warn claims against manufacturers of brand-name pharmaceuticals were not preempted by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic...more
SB 558 proposes to lower the evidentiary standard for obtaining enhanced remedies available under California's Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) from "clear and convincing" to "preponderance of...more
SB 558 is proposes to lower the evidentiary standard for obtaining enhanced remedies available under California's Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) from "clear and convincing" to "preponderance...more
On March 15, 2011, the Circuit Court of Boone County, West Virginia entered an Order denying Defendant Rite Aid of West Virginia, Inc.'s Motion to Dismiss the State's Amended Complaint. The State's Amended Complaint alleges...more
As previously reported on this blog, in January 2009, the Federal Trade Commission launched its latest challenge to the legality of reverse payment settlements in the pharmaceutical industry, this time directed at two...more
First published in the Adviser (March/April 2010)...more
The unfortunate reality for most long term care providers is that citations happen. While providers strive for citation-free surveys, the seeming subjectivity, inconsistency, and unpredictability of the regulatory oversight...more