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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