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Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Dewey's Bankruptcy Lawyer: More Large Law Firms Will Fail
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
With Radical Changes, Law Firms Can Beat Recession
STOCK Act Loses Much of Its Teeth, but Members of Congress Aim to Change That
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Can You Patent Human Genes? ACLU Says No
Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Cybersecurity Lobbying Booming: How Law Firms Can Profit
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Viewer's Guide to Gay Marriage Oral Arguments
Weekly Brief: Are Scholarships a Bait-and-Switch For Law Students?
Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown’s office announced his intention to propose “updates” to Proposition 65 (Health & Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq.) supposedly designed to make the law less susceptible to the widespread...more
We have been following the case filed this past summer by the CFPB in a California federal court against an attorney and his law firm that offered mortgage assistance relief services to consumers. In CFPB v. Chance Edward...more
In 2010, Ontario's Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel released released its Report to the Attorney-General. (A "SLAPP" is a "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation" - a lawsuit intended to silence criticism by employing a...more
California trial lawyers have made no secret of their intent to nullify the Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. decision with new legislation this year.
If Howell is nullified or restricted by legislation this...more
Our second new grant of the May term at the Illinois Supreme Court is McFatridge v. Madigan. McFatridge involves a simple question: if an elected official gets sued for his or her official actions, who pays the lawyer? Turns...more
The proper role of US courts in policing conduct abroad is commanding the Supreme Court’s attention and may soon command that of Congress. Since 1789, the Alien Torts Claims Act (“ATCA”) has long conferred jurisdiction upon...more
May 23 (Bloomberg Law) -- Chris Whalen, senior managing director at Tangent Capital Partners, and Bill Rochelle from Bloomberg News talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about how the so-called in pari delicto defense stops...more
The Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. —, 130 S.Ct. 876 (2010), lifted long-standing limits on corporate and labor union political spending. Prior to Citizens United, federal...more
The medical professionals who let a Florida mother bleed to death after giving birth, as well as those whose negligence led to disabling brain injuries in a Missouri boy, could learn that their errors will cost them much more...more
California Corporations Code Section 800 governs derivative lawsuits. Yesterday, I wrote about the fact that the California legislature has made Section 800 expressly applicable to foreign corporations (as defined in Section...more
The decennial redrawing of electoral districts consistently produces extensive litigation. The most notable cases this cycle come, as they often have, from Texas. A number of activist groups challenged the Texas legislature's...more
In This Issue:
- 01 “False Statement” Dispute In U.S.-China Trade Remedy Cases
- 01 Despite Senate Procedural Agreement, Uncertainty Continues on TAA/FTAs
- 02 Brazilian President Announces Plan To Revive...more
Readers know that tort reform is an important issue we have posted on before, at the federal and state level. Latest update: Tennessee recently enacted reform legislation that will, among other things, limit the amount of...more
Effective September 1, 2011
On Monday, May 30, 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed HB 274 into law. The passage of the bill comes after months of intense legislative debate and publicity. Although the bill originally...more
HR practitioners and lawyers will be familiar with the UK case of Spring v Guardian Assurance  2 AC 296, that an employee may make such a claim following a reference negligently prepared by an employer.
In Wilson v. San Luis Obispo County Democratic Central Committee, 2011 DJDAR 2416 (2011), the California Court of Appeal for the Second District decided an interesting fee case arising from a political dispute.
The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that on the morning of Thursday, March 24th, it will file opinions in five civil cases:
• Williams v. Board of Review, No. 109469--Was terminated employee entitled to a good cause...more
In 2008, the West Virginia Supreme Court refused to hear appeals in the Tawney and Wheeling Pitt cases, cases that garnered national headlines as two of the five largest jury verdicts in the United States that year. The...more
On September 30, 2010, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law the Expedited Jury Trials Act. The Act, introduced by a former insurance defense litigator, allows litigants to agree to a quicker, simpler, and...more
The 2010 Virginia General Assembly adopted HB 1063, which is a helpful simplification of the process by which BZA decisions are appealed to circuit court. It is effective July 1, 2010.
Need for the Bill
This bill was...more
The Medicare Secondary Payer Enhancement Act of 2010 (MSPEA)1 was introduced in Congress on March 9, 2010, and would amend the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) statute to address many of the...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Striking Key To Keyboard: Email and the Statute of Frauds
*The Court Of Appeals’ Search For A New Chief Judge
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