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
Why Secret Settlements of Injury Lawsuits Are Bad (for Everyone but the Defendant)
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?
How Auto Defects Can Cause Passenger Injury
Polsinelli Podcasts - Class Action Lawsuits: What to do When the Claim Arrives
Polsinelli Podcast - Business Litigation Survival Guide
An Overview of the 2014 Class Action Survey
Polsinelli Podcast - FDA Proposed Changes to Food Labels and What it May Mean for Manufacturers
Class Action Litigation Reform – Interview with Dan Pascucci, Member, Mintz Levin
Craft Beer Boom in Michigan
While the Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank does not mean that software is ineligible for patent protection, the decision leaves many questions on patent eligibility unanswered. In the second video of a two-part...more
To read the full 2014 Class Action Survey report, please visit ClassActionSurvey.com.
Fifty-two percent of major companies are currently engaged in class action litigation. This percentage has remained fairly consistent...more
The GM scandal is unfolding and provides important reminders for everyone involved in compliance and how to respond to a corporate scandal....more
The Supreme Court of Delaware recently ruled that asbestos claimants can pursue their personal injury claims against dissolved corporations if the dissolved corporations have undistributed “property,” including unexhausted...more
Ever since the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizen’s United, an effort has been made to humanize corporations, culminating in Mitt Romney’s infamous pronouncement that “Corporations are people my friend.” Now it turns out...more
Conducting an asset search on a subject is the first step for businesses and individuals to receive payments that are due to them. Most thorough asset searches cost less than $300.00 and provide existing assets of a subject...more
The Oklahoma legislature enacted the Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act of 2009, or H.B. 1603, to limit corporate liability for personal injury by curbing the availability of class actions and limiting product liability cases....more
Mary Melendrez et al., v. Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles -
COURT OF APPEAL, SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT (April 30, 2013) -
Petitioners and Plaintiffs Mary Melendrez, individually and...more
Last week the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) obtained an unprecedented ruling when Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Dean Metry granted leave to name Craig Zucker in an administrative complaint against Maxfield and...more
The California Supreme Court recently held that the state’s statute governing wind-up and survival of dissolved corporations does not apply to out-of-state corporations. (Greb v. Diamond Int’l Corp., S183365, 2013 WL 628328...more
Greb v. Diamond International Corp., __ Cal.4th __, __ Cal. Rptr.4th __ (February 21, 2013)
In a victory for liability insurers against the asbestos plaintiffs’ bar, the California Supreme Court ruled in Greb v. Diamond...more
Dissolved corporations are frequently sued after their dissolution has taken place in an effort to reach insurance policy coverage for the claim being made. California has a statute, Corporation Code §2010, which does not...more
In this opinion, the Court of Chancery denied a motion for judgment on the pleadings by certain asbestos claimants (the “Claimants”) seeking appointment of a receiver under 8 Del. C. § 279, holding that the dissolved...more
Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and sole proprietorship companies are sometimes big and sometimes small. No matter the size, having an established relationship with an attorney can have significant and...more
The drywall litigation, arising from the installation into U.S. homes of allegedly defective drywall from China, has included a great many noteworthy international practice issues. Many companies have settled. Others have...more
Robinson v. SSW, Inc.
California Court of Appeal, First District
(September 21, 2012)
Douglas Robinson died from mesothelioma and his family filed a wrongful death action. SSW, Inc., a Nebraska corporation, sought...more
There are many risks involved in dealing with Chinese companies.
We previously discussed The Importance Of China Due Diligence And Corporate Seals.
And we asked the probing question: Is The Era Of Cheap Goods From China...more
In This Issue:
- VOLVO AGREES TO $1.5 MILLION LATE DEFECT REPORTING PENALTY. LARGER PENALTIES ON THE HORIZON. by Richard A. Wilhelm:
NHTSA’s safety defect reporting regulations require manufacturers of motor...more
The English Court of Appeal recently delivered a judgment in Chandler v Cape Plc  EWCA Civ 525 which has potentially significant implications for groups of companies. It is also a warning of contingent liabilities which...more
By William S. Cherry, III
A 2010 litigation trends survey warns, “Companies Expect More Litigation.” Federal statistics indicate that the number of employees suing employers rose 35% from 2007 to 2011. A study conducted...more
Originally published in New York Law Journal - Volume 247—NO. 85, Thursday, May 3, 2012.
On April 10, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in In re Quigley issued an opinion adopting a narrow...more
This memo is intended to provide general information only and not legal advice on any particular legal issue, because, among other reasons, the change of one or two facts can change the outcome of the case. Also, in defending...more
In today's competitive legal market, low ball estimates and other practices that undermine fee predictability and accuracy can erode client relationships. This article addresses the new Legal Project Management metrics and...more
Since we blogged about the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, 10-1491, we figured we owe our readers an update about a significant status change.
As we mentioned before, the Court...more
Earlier this month, Gerber Products Co. was hit with a potentially costly class action lawsuit in New Jersey over health claims related to several of its baby food products. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, the...more
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