Business Litigation Report -- February 2014


In This Issue -

Firm News:

..Kathleen Sullivan Featured in December 2013 The American Lawyer Cover Story

..Quinn Emanuel Named to BTI’s 2014 “Client Service A-Team” Honor Roll

Main Article:

..Overview of the Class Action Regime in Australia

Noted With Interest:

..Expansion of California’s Unfair Competition Law

Practice Area Notes:

..Bankruptcy & Restructuring Update

..London Litigation Update

..Trademark Litigation Update

..Life Sciences Litigation Update


..Victory for Paulson & Co.

..Quinn Emanuel Overturns $70 Million Fraud Verdict

..Class Decertification Victory for State Farm

..Summary Judgment Victory in Los Angeles Superior Court

Excerpt from Overview of the Class Action Regime in Australia -

The Australian class action regime is among the most plaintiff-friendly in the world, and it has been reported that, outside of the U.S., Australia is the next most likely place in which a corporation will find itself defending a class action (Clark & Harris, The Push To Reform Class Action Procedure In Australia: Evolution or Revolution? (2005) Melbourne University Law Review 776(32)).

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