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U.S. Supreme Court Again Limits Forums for Suits Against Corporations

by Lathrop Gage on

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court held that due process restricts a state court’s power to exercise “general” (i.e. all-purpose) jurisdiction to hear any and all claims against a defendant. General jurisdiction exists only...more

Supreme Court Ruling Promises To Reshape Major, Multiparty Litigation in Federal Court

In Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California, No. 16-466, slip op. (U.S., June 19, 2017), the United States Supreme Court provided further clarification regarding the exercise of personal jurisdiction over...more

New York Court Confirms: Additional Insured Coverage Limited to Contractual Privity

by Cozen O'Connor on

On September 15, 2016, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department found that an additional insured endorsement provided additional insured coverage only to the entity in direct contractual privity with...more

International Arbitration Alert - 2016 SIAC Rules

by WilmerHale on

On 1 August 2016, the sixth edition of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s (“SIAC”) rules will enter into force (“2016 SIAC Rules”), applying to arbitrations commenced on or after that date. They replace the 2013...more

Overview of the 2016 SIAC Rules

by Dechert LLP on

The sixth edition of the arbitration rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) entered into force on 1 August 2016. To mark the occasion we provide this client briefing on the key features of the new...more

Singapore International Arbitration Centre 2016 Rules Come Into Force

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

INTRODUCTION - The sixth edition of the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) comes into force today, August 1, 2016 (the “SIAC Rules 2016” or the “Rules”).2 The Rules were...more

Texas Supreme Court Declines Opportunity to Review Appellate Decision Clarifying Insurer’s Settlement Obligations In...

by Cozen O'Connor on

Last year in Patterson, et al. v. Home State County Mut. Ins. Co., 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 4460, 2014 WL 1676931 (Tex.App., Apr. 24, 2014), the Texas First Court of Appeals (Houston) held that an insurer was not obligated to...more

Mediating Complex Cases

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Mediating any case can be difficult. But complex litigation, which includes class actions and Multi-District Litigation (MDLs), presents special issues. ...more

SCC Protects the Confidentiality of Settlement Amounts to Promote Settlement in Multi-Party Lawsuits

by Bennett Jones LLP on

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that in a multi-party lawsuit, a plaintiff that settles with only some defendants can keep the settlement amounts confidential from the non-settling defendants, at...more

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