Jurisdictional conflicts between courts of different countries are an unavoidable consequence of developed global trade. This has led to an increase in multi-national forum shopping. Some Russian courts however, view the...more
Originally published in the Connecticut Law Tribune on March 11, 2013.
It has become a reality of bankruptcy practice that most large or complex Chapter 11 cases are filed and administered in one of two so-called...more
Whether a putative class representative can block removal of his case to federal court by stipulating that class damages will not exceed the jurisdictional minimum under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) will be...more
For more than a century, courts have grappled with whether to extend the protections of trademark laws to colors. In 1995, however, the Supreme Court recognized that both the “language . . . and the basic underlying...more
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In its December 28, 2012 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a forum non conveniens decision reversing the St. Clair County Court and directing the trial court to dismiss plaintiff's asbestos case. Fennell v. Illinois...more
May a lifelong resident of Mississippi who alleges that he was exposed to asbestos and assorted other allegedly toxic agents while working out of the defendant's Jackson Mississippi facility nevertheless sue for his alleged...more
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