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Choice-of-Law Breach of Contract

Choice-of-Law and Choice-of-Forum May Depend on the Choice of Where to File and When: Multi-State Employers Continue to Face...

by Fisher Phillips on

Employers who operate in a multi-state environment should take note of a recent case out of the Sixth Circuit (which governs employers that operate in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.) Stone Surgical, LLC v. Stryker...more

M&A Indemnification Provisions: Are You Drafting Unenforceable Time Limits?

In an M&A transaction, the convention is for the seller to make representations and warranties to the buyer regarding the target business. When the target business is a private company, the acquisition agreement typically...more

Choice of Law in Unfair-Trade-Practices Cases

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

Can a contractual choice of law disable N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1? Yes, according to a recent decision from a federal court in New York. In Canon U.S.A., Inc. v. Cavin’s Business Solutions, Inc., a business filed a 75-1.1...more

When In Rome: Escaping The Default Rules On Governing Law

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Entering into an agreement without specifying its governing law is rarely a good idea. In Molton Street Capital LLP v Shooters Hill Capital Partners LLP & Odeon Capital Group LLC [2015] EWHC 3419 (Comm), 26 November 2014,...more

Choosing Delaware, Instead Of California Law, May Prove Very Costly Indeed!

by Allen Matkins on

Last spring, I had the pleasure of meeting Delaware Supreme Court Justice Karen Valihura when we were speaking at the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s annual Delaware & California Law Update. Given her visit to...more

Don’t Take Needless Chances When it Comes to Personal Jurisdiction, Forum Selection and Choice of Law

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Not spelling out in your agreements, even in informal agreements, where disputes can be resolved and what law will govern them can lead to some unhappy results. That is exactly the position that United Excel Corporation and...more

Leading Cases on Chapter 93A

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Nearly all business disputes in Massachusetts are governed by Chapter 93A. The winning plaintiff under Chapter 93A is entitled to an automatic award of its attorney's fees, and may be awarded up to three times its actual...more

Ruling on UK Executive’s Lawsuit Involving U.S.-Based Stock Option Plan

by McDermott Will & Emery on

English executives employed by multinational companies often have a contract of employment with the company’s UK subsidiary, but may also participate in a separate bonus or share option plan that contains foreign (e.g., U.S.)...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions - AC36506 - Sidorova v. East Lyme Board of Education - Due to budget cuts, the Board of Education laid off the plaintiff who was a tenured French teacher. She sued for...more

Insurance Recovery Law - July 2015

In the Context of a Bad Faith Claim, Insurer’s Defense That Coverage Denial Was Reasonable Put at Issue Otherwise Protected Attorney-Client and Work Product Communications - Why it matters: Recognizing the “conflicting...more

Court Applies Michigan Statute of Limitations Despite Contractual Choice of Law Clause

by Varnum LLP on

In Czewski v. KVH Industries, Inc., the Honorable Gordon J. Quist of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan followed a line of cases holding that a statute of limitation is a "procedural" rule...more

New York Court of Appeals Holds Upholds Broad Choice of New York Law Provision in Contract Even in Absence of Contacts With New...

In IRB-Brasil Resseguros, S.A. v. Inepar Investments, S.A., No. 191, 2012 WL 6571286 (N.Y. Dec. 18, 2012), the Court of Appeals of the State of New York held that a broad choice of law provision in a contract precludes any...more

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