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Business Litigation Report -- June 2014

In This Issue: - Main Article: ..Tronox Inc. v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (In re Tronox Inc.) – Bankruptcy Court Takes Unusual Steps to Declare Corporate Restructuring a Fraudulent Transfer - Noted With…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Securities Law

Tronox Inc. v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (In re Tronox Inc.) – Bankruptcy Court Takes Unusual Steps to Declare Corporate Restructuring a Fraudulent Transfer

Companies that have valuable assets but also face significant liabilities will sometimes engage in restructurings to isolate, or “ring-fence,” the good assets from the liabilities. Often the companies are able to accomplish…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Business Torts

The Scope of Copyright Protection over Sherlock Holmes Characters Is Far from “Elementary”

The copyright clause of the U.S. Constitution incentivizes the creation of original works of art by granting authors exclusive rights in such works for “limited Times.” U.S. Const. art. I, § 8, cl. 8. The idea is to strike a…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

June 2014: Appellate Practice Update

Comparison of Circuits’ Local Rules. While the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (“FRAP”) set high-level ground rules for appellate practice in the federal courts of appeals, practice in those courts is in fact far from…more
| Civil Procedure

June 2014: Class Action Litigation Update: “Ascertainability” Emerges as Key Battleground in Class Actions Involving Low-Cost Consumer Goods.

“Ascertainability” Emerges as Key Battleground in Class Actions Involving Low-Cost Consumer Goods. Grocery store shelves have emerged as the favored hunting ground of the plaintiff’s consumer class action bar, which has attacked…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

June 2014: Life Sciences Litigation Update

Combination Drug Product Patent Validity. Pioneer pharmaceutical companies may have been reluctant to make the significant research and development investments required to bring combination drug products to market based on the…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Business Litigation Report -- May 2014

In This Issue: - Main Article: ..Cloud Computing Is a Hot Topic… in Business and the Courtroom - Noted With Interest: ..Garlock: Lifting the Veil on Asbestos Trust Claims - Practice Area…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cloud Computing Is a Hot Topic… in Business and the Courtroom

Cloud computing sales are poised to triple by 2017, according to IHS Technology. With growth comes competition and the potential for disputes, both intellectual property-related and otherwise. This article surveys some of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Electronic Discovery, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Garlock: Lifting the Veil on Asbestos Trust Claims

Over the past four decades the landscape of asbestos litigation has been changing, influenced in large part by many asbestos defendants filing for bankruptcy. In search of solvent defendants, plaintiffs’ attorneys expanded their…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Insurance, Products Liability

May 2014: White Collar Litigation Update

Jumping the Gun: Public Statements by U.S. Attorneys That Inappropriately Opine on the Guilt of Charged but Untried Defendants. When United States Attorney’s Offices file criminal charges in significant cases, U.S. Attorneys…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Energy Litigation Update: Measure of Damages for Breach of a Contract to Drill Exploratory Oil or Gas Well: U.S. and English Law.

Measure of Damages for Breach of a Contract to Drill Exploratory Oil or Gas Well - U.S. and English Law. With recent increasing frontier exploration activity, greater attention has fallen on the value of work obligations…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade

May 2014: Trial Practice Update: Courts, Lawmakers, and Other Groups Grapple with Juror Misuse of Social Media and the Internet

Jurors are expected to decide cases based on evidence they see and hear in the courtroom, after deliberating while sequestered from outside influences. For decades, courts have enforced rules and practices designed to make these…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law

Business Litigation Report -- April 2014

In This Issue: -- Main Article: DOJ’s Use of Expansive Legal Theories Broaden FCPA Jurisdiction -- Noted With Interest: Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules Aim to Lessen Burden of Discovery -- Practice…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

DOJ’s Use of Expansive Legal Theories Broaden FCPA Jurisdiction

Enacted in 1977 in response to the revelation of widespread bribery of foreign officials by U.S. companies, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA” or “the Act”) was “intended to halt those corrupt practices, create a level…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules Aim to Lessen Burden of Discovery

Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are set to take effect on December 1, 2015, with significant changes to the scope of discovery and the duty to preserve relevant evidence. The amendments are aimed at…more
| Civil Procedure
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