"Damages" in an Injury Lawsuit: An Introduction for Lay People
Your Deposition: What to Expect
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
The Burden of Proof -- What must plaintiffs prove to win their case?
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
Subrogation: Piggyback Claims by Health Insurers in Injury Lawsuits
Who Can Sue the U.S. Government for Injuries? A Legal Primer
Why Secret Settlements of Injury Lawsuits Are Bad (for Everyone but the Defendant)
How Big Tobacco Handles Lawsuits -- Attrition and Wait for Deaths
The Evolution of Informed Consent in U.S. Courts
How Auto Defects Can Cause Passenger Injury
What patients misunderstand about their right of informed consent
Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals
Attorney Client Privilege
Proximate Cause - An Important Practice Tip for Personal Injury Lawyers
Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
What happens if more than one person is responsible for an accident?
What is Subrogation and How Does it Affect Settlement Amounts?
The Supreme Court of Canada today heard argument in a case that will clarify whether a judgment obtained in a foreign country against a foreign corporate entity can be enforced in Canada against a Canadian affiliate of that...more
On 5 December 2014 the Commission’s Directive on rules governing actions for damages for infringements of competition law (the Damages Directive) was published. Member States will now have two years plus twenty days (until...more
As of late 2014, the United States faced no Ebola pandemic whatsoever. The odds of catching Ebola in an American workplace remained statistically zero. Only a handful of Ebola cases had made their way to the United States,...more
Court of Appeal hands down judgment on the meaning of "extraordinary circumstances" in the case of cancellation or delay arising out of technical faults pursuant to EC Regulation 261/2004 -
It is somewhat regrettable...more
The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC Barcelona for linking the Spanish football clubs to a doping plot....more
It is well-known that for 20 years Chevron Corp. has been engaged in litigation with residents of the Lago Agrio region of Ecuador over alleged environmental and health damage arising out of oil exploration activities by...more
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Chevron's petition for certiorari from a decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Chevron had asked the federal courts for an injunction barring the enforcement of a $18...more
Originally published in the July-August 2012 issue of the Financial Fraud Law Report.
Lawyer Michael Diaz, Jr., Says Financial Fraud Victims May Benefit from Swiss Bank’s Disclosures
Swiss banking giant UBS’...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
On April 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority, No. 11-88, that parties may bring suit under the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 (TVPA) only against human beings — not...more
We don't often write about international workers' compensation cases, but a recent ruling in an Australian case is notable enough to share on this Alabama blog. If you were on a work trip and got hurt during a sexual "tryst"...more
The District Court in the long-running international litigation involving Chevron exonerated (meaning vacated it) the preliminary injunction bond filed in connection with the preliminary injunction entered by the District...more
Doe v. Usama Bin Laden, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Dkt. No. 09-4958-cv (2d Cir. 2011), addresses the issue whether civil tort claims against Afghanistan could be asserted under the noncommercial tort exception to the...more
On March 5, 2012, only days after hearing oral argument in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., the U.S. Supreme Court ordered additional briefings to be filed and for the case to be reargued. This somewhat unusual move...more
In the latest U.S. chapter of the long and hard-fought battle over claims of pollution and adverse health effects from oil development in the Ecuadorian rain forest by Texaco (acquired by Chevron in 2001), a potentially...more
On March 5, less than a week after oral arguments in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, the Supreme Court ordered the case "restored to the calendar for reargument." The Court's order directed the parties to file new briefs on...more
In the environmental litigation pending against Chevron in Ecuador, the Court has issued a ruling showing respect but no deference to the international arbitral interim injunction issued against Ecuador on Jan. 25,...more
In the ongoing battles between Chevron and Ecuadorian plaintiffs and, relatedly, with Ecuador itself, an international arbitration tribunal has issued a Second Interim Award on Interim Measures. The matter is...more
Chevron Corp. v. Hugo Gerardo Camacho Naranjo, et al., No. 11-1150-cv(L), is the Second Circuit’s decision explaining its ruling ealier in 2011 to reverse the District Court’s grant of a preliminary injunction...more
Internet Service Providers (“ISP”) that typically provide video-sharing platforms, online shopping websites, or online digital libraries such as Baidu, Youku, and Tudou in China face increased penalties for intellectual...more
Originally published in Advisen FPN - May 16, 2011.
Although the media properly has focused primarily on the human tragedy caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, much also has been written about the...more
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