Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Asia-Pacific Litigation Update: July 2015

New Japanese Consumer Class-Action System. The Japan legislature enacted laws in late 2013 that will implement a new consumer class-action system in 2016, with the stated purpose of protecting consumers. Critics contend,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection

B&B Hardware: The Preclusive Effect of TTAB Decisions in Court

Introduction - Issue preclusion is a familiar concept to most practicing attorneys. Under this doctrine, “later courts should honor the first actual decision of a matter that has been actually litigated.” Charles Alan…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

One Year After Nautilus: Application of the Reasonable Certainty Standard for Definiteness of Patent Claims

Last year, in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2120 (2014), the Supreme Court established a “reasonable certainty” standard for analyzing the definiteness of patent claims. In the twelve months since…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Business Litigation Report - June 2015

In This Issue: ..From 20 Years to Zero in Six Trial Days - Noted With Interest: ..FedEx Drivers: Employees or Independent Contractors? The Ninth Circuit Weighs in on California’s Murky “Right-to-Control”…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

June 2015: Insurance Litigation Update

New York’s First Judicial Department Splits from Other Courts and Applies Common Interest Privilege to Communications Not in Anticipation of Litigation. Last December, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York,…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

June 2015: ITC Litigation Update

ITC Introduces New Pilot Program for Modification and Advisory Opinion Proceedings for New and Redesigned Products. In order to obtain remedial relief at the ITC, a complainant must establish that products imported into the…more
| Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

EU Litigation Update - June 2015

Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Russia: Recent Developments. Recent decisions concerning the enforcement of international arbitration awards in Russian courts have yielded mixed results. Russian courts have…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

From 20 Years to Zero in Six Trial Days

As widely reported in the national media, Quinn Emanuel achieved a stunning outcome in the trial of our client, Joseph Sigelman, the co-founder and former Co-CEO of a Colombian oil company called PetroTiger. When trial began on…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade

FedEx Drivers: Employees or Independent Contractors? The Ninth Circuit Weighs in on California’s Murky “Right-to-Control” Test

In a closely watched case last year, the Ninth Circuit ruled that FedEx’s drivers are employees—not independent contractors—as a matter of law under California’s “right-to-control” test. Alexander v. FedEx Ground Package Sys.,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Mistakes Smart Clients Sometimes Make when They Hire Litigation Counsel

In-house counsel are more sophisticated today than ever when hiring outside litigation counsel. Still, sometimes important criteria are overlooked when selecting a lawyer to represent them in court. Here are some common mistakes…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Business Litigation Report - May 2015

In This Issue: - Main Article: ..Patent Infringement in the Digital Age: How a Dispute About Tooth Aligners Led to a Fight About the ITC’s Jurisdiction over Electronic Transmissions - Noted With…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Securities & Structured Finance Litigation Update - May 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies When an Opinion Is Actionable Under the Securities Act. Under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933, a securities purchaser may sue for damages if the securities registration statement “contained…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Life Sciences Litigation Update - May 2015

Trends in Post-grant Review of Orange Book Patents. The America Invents Act’s post-grant challenges (“AIA proceedings”) continue to grow as an option for companies challenging a patent’s validity. In the first full fiscal year…more
| Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Bankruptcy & Restructuring Litigation Update - May 2015

New Bankruptcy Challenges for Secured Creditors. The Bankruptcy Code provides secured creditors with significant advantages over their unsecured counterparts. During the past year, however, courts have chipped away at secured…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Opt-out Collective Actions for Competition Damages Actions—A New Dawn for Litigation in the UK

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (UK), enacted on March 26, 2015, heralds a significant development in UK litigation. Following years of debate, and despite the concerns of many that the UK would suffer from the apparent excesses of…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection
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