The U.S. Supreme Court recently announced it will rule on the legality of same-sex marriage and issue what is expected to be a historic decision with a widespread impact on American culture. Consolidating appeals from four...more
On January 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Gelboim v. Bank of America Corp., No. 13-1174, a case involving the timing for an appeal of an individual case that has been dismissed within a consolidated...more
On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a highly anticipated decision in a LIBOR-based antitrust class action suit allowing a plaintiff to immediately take a direct appeal from an order dismissing...more
On January 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court announced the definitive rule governing the timing of appeals from a multidistrict litigation proceeding (MDL). The Court held that plaintiffs in actions centralized in an MDL whose...more
On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Gelboim v. Bank of America Corp., No. 13-1174, holding that, because cases consolidated for multidistrict pretrial proceedings ordinarily retain their...more
The America Invents Act introduced a new statute, 35 U.S.C. § 299, which provides that “accused infringers may not be joined in one action as defendants or counterclaim defendants, or have their actions consolidated for...more
Substantive litigation in the flood of lawsuits concerning the recent Home Depot data breach awaits a determination of where the cases will be heard. Numerous overlapping lawsuits have been filed in courts throughout the...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In October 2011, Charles Schwab ("Schwab") began inserting into its customer Account Agreements a class action waiver clause....more
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