CorpCast Episode 2: Advancement 101
How This Investment Firm Hopes to Revolutionize Litigation in America
Bagwe v. Sedgwick Claims Mgmt. Servs., Inc., 2015 WL 351244 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 27, 2015).
In this employment discrimination case, the court granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment. The defendants then filed...more
We’re back with the second episode of CorpCast, Morris James LLP’s podcast discussing Delaware corporate and commercial law and practice. In “Advancement 101,” we discuss the fundamentals of advancement actions in Delaware’s...more
Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Ctr. v. Leslea, 2015 WL 638198 (D. Co. Feb. 13, 2015).
In this private civil rights enforcement case, the court dismissed the case, ruling that the defendants had qualified immunity. The...more
In DVI Receivables XIV, LLC, et al. v. Rosenberg, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed a bankruptcy court's award of approximately $1 million in compensation for the debtor's...more
I don’t want the divorce; why should I have to pay for it?
We all have expenses for things that we do not anticipate. We do not intend to get sick or hurt; however, if we need medical attention, we are required to pay...more
On February 5, 2015, Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced H.R. 9, entitled the “Innovation Act.” Among other things, the bill would direct courts to award attorneys’ fees and litigation-related expenses to prevailing...more
Parties suing in the United States with foreign-based witnesses take heed, as you may find your foreign-based witnesses traveling to the United States for depositions. On February 12, 2015, Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal...more
In Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Hilltop View, LLC, 2014 IL App (4th) 140007, the appellate court reversed the trial court’s order of contempt against the insurer, arising from the insurer’s failure to pay the defense costs the...more
Federal courts in California have developed new rules and guidelines.
The rules of civil procedure are supposed to be "construed and administered to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action...more
Last summer, the Beastie Boys won a $1.7 million judgment against Monster Energy Drink for the unauthorized use of their music in a promotional video. The judgment included statutory damages and penalties, and I thought was a...more
Insured v. Insured Exclusion Ambiguous When Applied to FDIC, 11th Circuit Rules -
Why it matters:
In the continuing split among courts considering insured v. insured exclusions, the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court...more
In this memorandum opinion, the Court of Chancery granted partial summary judgment in favor of a former director on his advancement claims relating to his defense of a pending SEC civil lawsuit alleging insider-trading...more
In Coward v Phaestos Ltd & ors  EWCA Civ 1256, 2 October 2014, the defendants were awarded their costs, having obtained significantly more in their counterclaim than that provided for by the claimant’s rejected...more
In Austcorp Project Number 20 Pty Ltd v LM Investment Management Ltd  FCA 1371, the Federal Court of Australia was called upon to consider various interlocutory applications requesting security for costs against the...more
Following a foreclosure sale, a lender may seek to obtain a deficiency judgment against the borrower and guarantors for the difference between the amount of the debt (as listed in the foreclosure judgment) and the value of...more
In Kaufman v. Diskeeper Corp., 2014 DJDAR 11468, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District decided an interesting case involving the interplay of a filed Memorandum of Costs and a related Petition to...more
Oct. 30, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Ralph Sutton, Chief Investment Officer at Bentham IMF, talks with Lee Pacchia about the business of funding small to medium-sized plaintiffs in commercial and patent litigation around the world....more
In CAMICO Mutual Insurance Co. v. Heffler, Radetich & Saitta, L.L.P., the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that a $100,000 sub-limit for claims involving employee misappropriation, misuse,...more
Apple Inc. v. Samsung, 2014 WL 4745933 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 19, 2014).
In this intellectual property case, the plaintiff sought to recover around $1.5 million in costs for producing documents to an online hosted...more
To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to...more
As we’ve commented before, class actions frequently take on a life of their own. They involve large sums of money, frequently raise difficult discovery and case management issues, and are subject to surprises for all the...more
What are the main dispute resolution methods used in your jurisdiction to settle large commercial disputes?
Litigation is the most frequently used dispute resolution method to settle large...more
New York state court Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich recently ruled that American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”) didn’t have to pay certain defense costs for various suits brought against QBE Holdings, Inc. and its...more
In a partially-published opinion filed September 29, 2014, the Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed an order and judgment permitting the County of San Diego to recover actual labor costs incurred for an attorney and...more
As part of their settlement, Adam Carolla and Personal Audio LLC agreed to not make any public statements concerning their patent infringement lawsuit until September 30th. On Wednesday’s podcast, Adam Carolla and Mike...more
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