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Avoiding Glittering Generalities in Selecting eDiscovery Software – Considering Cost: eDiscovery Best Practices

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...Budgetary constraints are a common hurdle for law firms and legal departments seeking to address the legal, technological, and business elements of eDiscovery. This economic constraint is compounded by the lack of...more

Cyberattacks Are the New Norm - How to respond and get insurance recovery for government investigations.

Takeaways - Companies that suffer cyberattacks can expect not sympathy but scrutiny from legal authorities. - D&O insurance can cover not only litigation but also investigation costs. - Strategic negotiation of...more

To Fee Or Not To Fee, That Is The Question: The Florida Supreme Court Finds Coverage For Proposal For Settlement Sanctions In...

To understand the implications of Macedo II, it is important to understand what brought us here. It’s a long and bumpy road, but understanding what brought us here will be critical in order to understanding how to go...more

What To Do When Your Prospect Objects To Your Fee

by LawVision Group LLC on

Fee objections happen often, but they are not always what they seem. Next time a prospect objects to your firm’s fees, think about the following questions: Is it real? Is it time? Is there something else? Is that all?...more

So Your Business Received a Demand Letter, Now What?

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

If your business has received a demand letter, I have some good news for you: Your business has not been sued (yet). However, a lawsuit could be in your business's near future....more

Next Steps for a Revenue Recovery Program: The Power of Communication

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Following on the heels of my last post where I explored the “who, where and when” steps for starting a revenue recovery program, this post will examine the “what” and “how” aspects of a program. And more specifically, I want...more

Allowability of Legal Costs

The next in our Infographics series walks through the allowability of costs for certain in-house legal services. It provides a quick guide to when a contractor’s legal costs may, and may not, be charged to the government....more

Court Of Chancery Limits Fee Award To Account For Misconduct

by Morris James LLP on

What will the Court of Chancery do when a Petitioner's attorney alters his records to increase the fees sought in an advancement or indemnification case? Here at least the Court disallows the altered fees, rather than barring...more

The Yellow Pages Live On

Calling the district court’s action an “abuse of discretion,” the 11th Circuit reversed a decision that cut by more than 90 percent a successful copyright infringement plaintiff’s request for attorney’s fees and costs. Yellow...more

Court of Appeal provides much needed clarity on security for costs

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Bestfort Developments LLP & ors v Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority & ors [2016] EWCA Civ 1099, 8 November 2016 The Court of Appeal has clarified the test to be met in an application for security for costs on the...more

Defendants Are Awarded Additional Costs For Depositions And E-Discovery

by Morris James LLP on

Robinson, J. Defendants’ motion to review taxation of costs is granted in part and denied in part. Delaware Local Rule 54.1 provides guidance as to how the court generally exercises it discretion to award costs. The...more

Attorneys must be precise in representations to court

by Dentons on

On May 19, Judge Andrew Hanen of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued a scathing order criticizing the conduct of several Department of Justice attorneys defending the federal government against a...more

How to Maximize Legal Fee Recovery in English Litigation

by Kobre & Kim on

It is well known that in English courts, the losing litigant is at risk of being ordered to pay up to 90% of the winner’s legal costs, known as “costs shifting”. Less well-known but strategically important is the fact that...more

Court Awards Costs But Not Attorneys’ Fees

by Morris James LLP on

Andrews, J. Defendant’s motion for costs and fees is granted as to costs and denied as to fees. Plaintiff filed an unopposed motion to dismiss after defendant’s suppliers had settled with plaintiff. Defendant moved for...more

Recoupment of Defense Costs: An Ohio Court Weighs in on the Debate

by K&L Gates LLP on

An Ohio appellate court recently addressed the much-debated issue of recoupment of defense costs, holding in a 2–1 decision, and on very narrow grounds, that an insurer could recoup nearly $12 million it expended on the...more

Federal Court Rules Internet Provider Should Not Recover Costs of Informing Clients of Motion for Customer Information

In Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe, the Federal Court ruled that TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (TekSavvy), a non-party Internet service provider, could not recover costs related to its decision to inform 200,000 of its customers...more

T&E Litigation Newsletter- January 2016

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

The last quarter of 2015 produced two interesting decisions from the Appeals Court. In Brady v. Citizens Union Savings Bank, 88 Mass. App. Ct. 416 (2015), the Court addressed whether legal fees and costs already paid to...more

December 2015: International Arbitration Update

Increasing Trend of Requiring Disclosure of Litigation Funding Agreements in International Arbitration. Third-party funding of litigation is a fast- growing industry, and funders have become increasingly active in funding...more

LCIA Publishes Analysis of Average LCIA Arbitration Costs and Duration

by Morgan Lewis on

LCIA’s analysis includes a comparison of its arbitration costs against corresponding amounts for ICC, SIAC, and HKIAC proceedings. On 3 November, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) published a...more

Food for Thought: Federal Court Says Subway's Sandwiches Must Measure Up

by Carlton Fields on

A federal court judge from the Eastern District of Wisconsin gave preliminary approval to a settlement of the consumer class action lawsuit alleging that Subway deceptively and fraudulently advertised and sold “six-inch and...more

When The Government Comes Knocking: Maximizing Insurance Coverage for Government Investigations

by Goodwin on

As many readers will know, a government investigation can begin with something as seemingly innocuous as an email from a governmental agency to a company’s general counsel asking for information, or as attention-grabbing as a...more

Irish High Court Quashes Irish Data Protection Commission's Original Schrems Decision

On October 20, 2015, the Irish High Court ordered the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) to investigate Facebook’s European data privacy practices, bringing Max Schrems’ three-year fight full circle. The Court quashed...more

Can I Get My Legal Fees Back for Having to Defend This Case?

by Burr & Forman on

One of the most common questions I get from my clients is whether they can recover their legal expenses for having to defend a meritless case. The short answer is that in most cases, no. That may seem unfair, especially...more

Take Steps Now to Prepare for eDiscovery to Save Money Later

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

eDiscovery lawyers like to say that a company’s first significant ediscovery matter will be their most expensive one. That’s because most companies don’t take the proactive steps that can minimize their exposure to ediscovery...more

An Introductory Guide to Arbitration in Singapore

by Morgan Lewis on

With the high volume of trade and business involving Asian companies, Singapore is increasingly seen as the most attractive seat of arbitration for the reliable resolution of disputes within the Southeast Asian...more

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