In Kleveland v. Siegel & Wolensky LLP, 2013 DAR 4961(2013) the California Courts of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District affirmed the denial of a special motion to strike and the award of costs and attorney fees as...more
Lisa Aber sued her employer and two co-employees (Michael Comstock, Aber’s supervisor, and James Cioppa) for sexual harassment and sexual battery, among other things. Comstock filed a cross-complaint against Aber in which he...more
On March 7, Judge Laura Inveen of the King County Superior Court in Washington State granted the motion to strike jury demands filed by defendants in 11 RMBS actions brought by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. ...more
Originally published in Competition Law360 on March 7, 2013.
Current and former student-athletes are one step closer to forcing the National Collegiate Athletic Association and its member institutions to share their...more
Ontario’s appellate courts have released two decisions in the past week addressing the issue of when claims ought to be struck in the context of proposed class proceedings for failing to disclose a cause of action. First, a...more
Plaintiff Lisa Aber sued her employer and two of its employees, alleging that the employees had sexually assaulted her. Michael Comstock, one of the employee defendants, filed a cross-complaint against Aber, alleging claims...more
In this contentious foreclosure case, the lender filed multiple complaints that allegedly attached an inauthentic mortgage and assignment. After receiving a sanctions motion by defense counsel, the lender dismissed the...more
On December 19, 2012, Judge Denise Cote of the federal district court for the Southern District of New York decided motions to dismiss FHFA’s action against Ally Financial and underwriters of Residential Capital securities....more
In a case decided last week, McKenzie v. Hall, the Fourth Circuit sent a clear message that it does not tolerate Motions to Strike. The Appellants had filed such a Motion to strike portions of an adversary's brief which they...more
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