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The World In U.S. Courts - Spring 2017

Cases discussed in this issue - Alien Tort Statute (ATS)/Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA)/Political Question Doctrine/Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FSIA)/Act of State Doctrine - Court of Appeals Considers US...more

Dismissal Based On Forum Non Conveniens Does Not Trigger Fee Shifting

by Allen Matkins on

California generally follows the “American Rule” with respect to attorney’s fees. Trope v. Katz, 11 Cal.4th 274, 278 (1995). Under the American Rule each party to a lawsuit must ordinarily pay his own attorney’s fees. A...more

Nazi-Looting and Forced Sales Support Jurisdiction—Guelph Treasure Ruling Analysis

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The decision on Friday to allow our clients’ claims to proceed against German and the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz for the restitution of the Guelph Treasure (or Welfenschatz) is ground-breaking in important respects,...more

Supreme Court of Canada to address jurisdiction issues in online defamation case - Leave granted in Goldhar v. Haaretz.com

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On March 9, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) granted leave in Goldhar v. Haaretz.com1. This case is important because the SCC will address three key issues relating to the assumption of jurisdiction by Canadian courts,...more

Aviation Happenings - Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Air Carrier Not Responsible for Rancid Cheese Under Montreal...more

Aviation Happenings - Winter 2016-2017 Part 2

Part 2 of the winter edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Supreme Court Affirms Presumption Against Preemption...more

The law of personal jurisdiction: A game changer for foreign banks involved in litigation in the U.S.

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Hogan Lovells partner Marc Gottridge is the co-head of our global financial services litigation practice. He represents some of the world's leading banks in major class actions, investigations, and commercial litigation in...more

Investor’s Relocation to New York after Structuring a Financing Deal in Hong Kong Does Not Provide a Basis for Suit Against Swiss...

In Ace Decade Holdings Ltd. v. UBS AG, No. 653316/2015, 2016 BL 413780 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Dec. 7, 2016), Justice Eileen Bransten of the Commercial Division dismissed a $500 million fraud suit brought by an investment holding...more

The Business Court Tackles Jurisdiction and Forum Non Conveniens Issues

by Butler Snow LLP on

The Tennessee Business Court found occasion to deal with personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens issues through its recent written opinion in Nissan North America, Inc. v. Tustin Import Auto Sales, LLC, et al, Case No....more

Del. Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine Doesn't Depend on Adequate Alternative Forum

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Corporations sued in Delaware and subject to jurisdiction here sometimes employ the doctrine of forum non conveniens (FNC) to seek dismissal of the litigation if defending here would create an overwhelming hardship. In a...more

Court of Appeal Lifts Stay in Cross Border Class Action

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In Kaynes v. BP [1] (referred to herein as “Kaynes”) the Court of Appeal for Ontario (“ONCA”) recently lifted a stay of a class proceeding in which the Plaintiff is seeking damages for alleged misrepresentations made to...more

District Court Finds Forum Selection Clause Unenforceable in ERISA Action

A federal district court in Illinois ruled that a plan’s forum selection was unenforceable because it conflicts with ERISA’s public policy of providing plaintiffs “ready access to the Federal courts.” Darlene Harris...more

Brexit: Impact on governing law and jurisdiction clauses - Is it still appropriate to choose English governing law and...

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Following the referendum vote, should parties continue to choose English governing law and the jurisdiction of the English courts in their commercial agreements? Here are three key points to consider....more

Sixth Circuit Affirms FNC in Favor of Germany

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We’ve mentioned before how our Trusts & Estates professor described the German legal system as “the mind of God revealed to man.” Professor Langbein was especially impressed with the German system of training judges, as well...more

No Waiver of Forum Selection Clause Despite Filing Declaratory Judgment Action in Non-Selected Forum **WEB ONLY**

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing waiver of a contractual forum selection clause, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s enforcement of the clause and subsequent dismissal of a trade secrets case, finding that the...more

Federal Court Declines to Exercise Jurisdiction Over Toshiba Despite Over-the-Counter ADS Sales in the United States

Ever since the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Morrison v. National Australia Bank, Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010), courts have been making their own interpretations of what Morrison means for whether certain transactions are...more

California Federal Court Holds That U.S. Securities Laws Do Not Apply to Unsponsored, Unlisted ADRs

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The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California held on May 20, 2016 that the federal securities laws do not apply to U.S. transactions in unlisted, unsponsored American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) for a foreign...more

New York Enforcement Update

by King & Spalding on

New York has long been a critical enforcement venue for parties holding unsatisfied arbitral awards and/or judgments. New York is the financial capital of the United States, and that reality, coupled with the state’s expert...more

Effect Of Non-Exclusive English Jurisdiction Clause And Forum Non Conveniens Waiver On Application To Stay English Proceedings

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Where a contract contains a non-exclusive English jurisdiction clause as well as a forum non conveniens waiver, a stay may nevertheless be granted if there are very strong or exceptional grounds, which were unforeseen and...more

IP Infringement Claim Against Canadian Company Stays in U.S.

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Where should a lawsuit be heard? Canada? The US? In other posts we discuss the idea of a “choice of law” and “forum selection” clauses in contracts. In those cases, the parties agree to a particular forum in...more

Court Says Auf Wiedersehen To Plaintiffs Under Forum Non Conveniens

by Reed Smith on

We generally file motions to dismiss for forum non conveniens under one of two circumstances. Most often we are resisting blatant forum shopping—plaintiffs who try to import their claims into a forum that they view as...more

What Happens in the U.S. Stays in the U.S.: IP Dispute Against Canadian Company Will Not be Moved to Canadian Forum

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Although motions to dismiss or transfer a case based on a forum non conveniens theory typically focus on the relative merits of two U.S. jurisdictions, this theory may also be applied when a party claims that a case brought...more

Federal Circuit Review | April 2016

Federal Circuit Upholds Broad Scope of CBM Review and Explains that an Internet Reference Must be Indexed by a Search Engine to Qualify as a Prior Art Publication - In Blue Calypso, LLC v. Groupon, Inc., Appeal Nos....more

Bauman Personal Jurisdiction In-House Counsel Checklist

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The revolution in personal jurisdiction touched off by Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014) (“Bauman”), is in full swing. The favorable results obtained by numerous corporate defendants that have managed to “get out...more

Copyright and Trademark Case Review: FLANAX, Fishing Tackle, Football Players and More

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Summaries of Recent Precedential and Informative Appellate Opinions - Trademark Opinions - Owners of Foreign Marks May Sue Under Lanham Act Without Using Marks in the US: Belmora LLC v. Bayer Consumer Care AG,...more

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