Case Consolidation

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Upcoming Supreme Court Case Highlights Appealability Pitfalls When Cases Are Consolidated

Consolidation of cases in federal courts can take many forms. Sometimes cases are consolidated for all purposes. Sometimes, they are consolidated only for limited purposes of discovery or pretrial proceedings. A case in which...more

Eleven Toner Replacement Cartridge Infringement Cases Consolidated

Canon Inc. v. Print-Rite N.A., Inc., et al. Case Number: 1:14-cv-00540-DLC (Dkt. 16) - Judge Cote ordered eleven cases filed by Canon are now consolidated....more

Arizona Court Holds Insured Person Exclusions Applicable to Consolidated Securities Claims

In its recent decision in Amerco v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69066 (D. Ariz. May 20, 2014), the United States District Court for the District of Arizona had occasion to consider the application of...more

Baltimore City Circuit Court Rejects Attempt to Consolidate Asbestos Cases

Order refusing to consolidate more than 13,000 non-mesothelioma cases continues a U.S.-wide trend of courts moving away from mass trial consolidations in asbestos cases. On March 5, the Circuit Court for Baltimore...more

District Court Declines To Consolidate Disputes Arising Out Of Two Reinsurance Contracts

Plaintiff Georgia Casualty & Surety Company entered into two reinsurance contracts with Defendant Excalibur Reinsurance Corporation, formerly known as PMA Capital Insurance Company. Both reinsurance contracts contained...more

Editorial: Florida's Arbitration Code Comes Of Age

After nearly 50 years, the Florida Legislature in 2013 revised Florida's antiquated Arbitration Code by adopting most of the provisions of the 2000 revision of the Uniform Arbitration Act. The new law, now renamed the...more

Louisiana Court of Appeal Rejects Plaintiff's Attempt to Join Claims of Contamination of Separate Parcels with Different Lessees...

The Third Circuit Court of Appeal in Louisiana issued an opinion on December 11, 2013, that may have a profound impact on litigation related to contamination from historic oil and gas exploration and production operations in...more

Vice Chancellor’s Order Sparks A Wortwechsel In The Blogosphere

Two weeks ago, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster denied a proposed stipulated consolidation and scheduling order. The proposed order directed that the consolidated cases be captioned “In re Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc....more

Reinsurance Newsletter - September 2013: California Federal Court Orders Completion Of Umpire Selection Process So Panel Can...

Granite State Ins. Co. v. Clearwater Ins. Co., No. C 13-2924 SI, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118413 (N.D. Ca. Aug. 19, 2013). In a very recent case, a California federal court partially denied the petition and denied the...more

FINRA: The FAA Requires Enforcement of Judicial Class Action Waiver in Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreement But Does Not Preempt...

On February 21, 2013, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued a written decision finding that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) bars FINRA from enforcing FINRA Rules intended to preserve judicial class...more

FINRA Panel Rules on Charles Schwab's Challenge to FINRA Rules Prohibiting Class Action Waiver Clauses

In October 2011, Charles Schwab ("Schwab") began inserting into its customer Account Agreements a class action waiver clause....more

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