An Overview of the 2014 Class Action Survey
Why is GM in so much trouble? Is it just about bad switches or improperly operating air bags; recalls of millions of vehicles? Isn’t about more than that? Isn’t it really about corporate attitude, corporate responsibility and...more
To read the full 2014 Class Action Survey report, please visit ClassActionSurvey.com.
Fifty-two percent of major companies are currently engaged in class action litigation. This percentage has remained fairly consistent...more
DOJ Confirms, Once Again, That Compliance Plans Really Do Matter -
On Thursday, March 20, 2014, Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman confirmed an inescapable truth regarding both corporate governance and...more
Insurers frequently file coverage actions in federal court, and when they do, jurisdiction is often predicated on diversity. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a), a federal district court has original jurisdiction of a civil...more
On December 31, 2013, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, issued an opinion making it easier to find business owners personally liable for a judgment entered against their limited liability entity –...more
In Anderson v Krafft-Murphy Co. Inc., 2013 Del. LEXIS 597 (Del. Nov. 26, 2013), the Delaware Supreme Court held that Sections 278 and 279 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, 8 Del. C. §§ 278-279, require a dissolved...more
FCPA commentators frequently characterize the Department of Justice as the investigator, prosecutor, judge and jury when it comes to corporate FCPA investigations and settlements. Given the fact that few corporations, if...more
Important developments on the companies’ liability for data protection breaches.
As you may know, Italian law (so called “Law 231?) provides indeed a regime of criminal corporate liability and sanctions in the event...more
On 1 September 2014, criminal liability of legal entities will be introduced in Ukraine. The President of Ukraine signed a relevant law, under which amendments to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine...more
Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel comprised of two distinguished in-house counsel, Zachary Zahrek and Teigue Thomas, discussing liabilities and litigation risks that arise from contractual...more
The Oklahoma legislature enacted the Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act of 2009, or H.B. 1603, to limit corporate liability for personal injury by curbing the availability of class actions and limiting product liability cases....more
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