This concludes our series of blog posts on effective partnering between inside and outside counsel to defend against class action lawsuits.
An order granting class certification is not the end of the battle regarding...more
This continues our series of blog posts on effective partnering between inside and outside counsel to defend against class action lawsuits.
The defense team must consider whether the company’s best interests are better...more
This continues our series of blog posts on effective partnering between inside and outside counsel to defend against class action lawsuits. Here, we focus on the uses of expert testimony.
The Role of the Expert at the...more
When I moved my securities litigation practice to a regional law firm from biglaw, I made a bet. I bet that public companies and their directors and officers would be willing to hire securities defense counsel on the basis...more
As a result of Samsung's alleged violation of the protective order, Magistrate Judge Grewal previously ordered Samsung to produce to Apple emails and communications by Samsung employees that would shed light on the scope of...more
In Benton v. Telecom Network Specialists, Inc., the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District affirmed that employee wage and hour and meal break cases may be suitable for class certification even where...more
The Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter Int’l, Inc., illustrates the potential value of challenging a patent's validity through administrative proceedings in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office...more
More than 90 percent of civil cases are settled without trail. By contrast, most civil appeals are briefed, argued and decided by the court. In complex cases in which large amounts of money are at stake, settlements pending...more
The following series of blog posts were excerpted from the class actions chapter of Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel, a multi-volume treatise that is a joint project of West and the Association of...more
A Lone Pine order is a case management tool often utilized by courts in complex multi-party toxic tort cases to organize plaintiffs’ claims and to focus the parties on key issues early in the litigation. A Lone Pine order...more
For several years, cases have been piling up in anticipation that Verizon Pennsylvania, Inc. and other taxpayers would be arguing lead cases challenging the application of Pennsylvania’s Gross Receipts Tax to various types of...more
Pierringer Agreements have been around in Canada for some time now. They were originally developed in the United States to deal with some of the obstacles to settlement that were commonly seen in multi-party litigation....more
It is widely recognized that one of the most expensive aspects of complex litigation is the electronic discovery (“e-discovery”) phase of the case. This process involves exchanging documents and other information in...more
We are pleased to share with you BakerHostetler's 2013 Mid-Year Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Update, which offers a summary of the following:
- Company prosecutions;
E-discovery costs incurred by the prevailing party – easily running into the hundreds of thousands of dollars in complex commercial and IP litigations – may be compensable under 28 U.S.C. § 1920(4)....more
Mediating any case can be difficult. But complex litigation, which includes class actions and Multi-District Litigation (MDLs), presents special issues.
When predictive coding technology made its way into the public consciousness in or about 2011, the biggest barrier to its widespread use – and probably the second most common question for attorneys following these issues,...more
Resolving a matter of first impression in Florida, the Florida Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. v. Phillips, Case No. SC11-2513 (Fla. May 16, 2013), concluding that...more
Even one year removed from the Supreme Court’s decision in Stern v. Marshall, which challenged the jurisdiction of a lower bankruptcy court, many practitioners and lenders alike are still left with unanswered questions...more
Think about how many emails, text messages and instant messages you send and receive each day. According to The Radicati Group, the average corporate employee sends and receives about 110 emails per day and the number doubles...more