Motions to Quash

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DC Court of Appeals Holds that Denial of Motion to Quash Under DC Anti-SLAPP Statute Is Immediately Appealable

Yesterday, in its first decision interpreting the DC Anti-SLAPP statute, the DC Court of Appeals (DC’s highest court) held that: - the denial of a special motion to quash under the statute is immediately appealable...more

Court Quashes Subpoena Seeking Unissued Arbitration Award

After striking the affirmative defense of failure to mitigate, a court quashed a subpoena issued to an arbitrator seeking an unissued arbitration award in a dispute between certain defendants and their reinsurer....more

Twitter, Evidence, Privacy and Social Media

A recent case, albeit one dealing with a governmental subpoena, shows that the SCA may not be the panacea that social networking sites think it is. In People v. Harris, Twitter sought to quash a subpoena it had received to...more

My DC Anti-SLAPP Motion Was Denied! — Now What?

In 2011, the District of Columbia joined 28 states in passing legislation aimed at stopping Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation suits. SLAPP suits are usually brought by powerful interests who want to silence...more

IRS Denied Peek Behind the Curtain: District Court Protects Wells Fargo’s Tax Accrual Workpapers

In an important taxpayer victory, a Minnesota District Court ruled in favor of Wells Fargo, holding that the measurement and analysis of its uncertain tax positions was protected from disclosure by the work product privilege....more

Reinsurance Newsletter - June 2013

IN THIS ISSUE: - Recent Case Summaries - Recent Speeches and Publications - Excerpt from Recent Case Summaries: CALIFORNIA FEDERAL COURT GRANTS MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF REINSURANCE DOCUMENTS AND...more

Patton Boggs Reinsurance Newsletter - June 2013: New York Federal Court Denies Motion to Quash Post-Award and Post-Judgment...

AXA Versicherung AG v. New Hampshire Ins. Co., No. 12 Civ. 6009 (JSR), 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60802 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 22, 3013). A New York federal court had confirmed an arbitration award on consent of all parties and...more

Personal Jurisdiction by Way of Agency: What Is Required?

For jurisdictional purposes, when should a foreign parent company be “held for the acts” of a resident subsidiary acting on its behalf? On March 4, 2013, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lee S. Edmon analyzed this issue...more

Patent Watch: Abbott Labs. v. Cordis Corp.

On March 20, 2013, in Abbott Labs. v. Cordis Corp., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Rader, Dyk,* Reyna) affirmed the district court's grant of Abbott's motion to quash two subpoenas duces tecum issued...more

Does ‘Speech or Debate’ Trump the Right to Defend Oneself in Court?

On February 5, 2013, the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives filed a brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to hold that U.S. legislators and their aides cannot be forced...more

Florida Judge Quashes Subpoena in Political Taping Case

In a criminal case arising from the secret recording of a private conversation, Florida prosecutors issued a subpoena to compel a news reporter to testify in a case against a former aide to Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. The...more

Patton Boggs Reinsurance Newsletter - December 2012: California Appeals Court Affirms Quashing of Complaint Against Bermuda...

Hollander v. XL Ins. (Bermuda) Ltd., No. B230807, 2012 WL 4748956 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 5, 2012). A California appeals court has affirmed a trial court’s order quashing service of a summons and complaint for lack of...more

Tax Court Of Canada Upholds General Policy That Settlement Agreements Should Be Respected – Taxpayer’s Waiver Of Right To Appeal...

In Noran West Developments Ltd. v. The Queen, the Tax Court of Canada (Justice Brent Paris) upheld the validity of a taxpayer’s waiver of its right to appeal executed following the conclusion of a settlement with the Appeals...more

Court Quashes Summons of Indictment in Economic Espionage Act Prosecution Against Quinn Emanuel Chinese Client

Last month, Quinn Emanuel won an important victory for its clients the Pangang Group and three of its subsidiaries in a closely watched criminal prosecution brought under the Economic Espionage Act (EEA). Pangang is one of...more

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