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The Hub: Transportation News & Insights - September 2017

by Wilson Elser on

Distracted Driving: Not the End of the Road - As a claims professional or attorney, never jump to conclusions when you learn about a distracted driver claim. As the facts surrounding the accident begin to develop,...more

Gilead prevails in SOVALDI appeal

by Smart & Biggar on

The Federal Court of Appeal recently affirmed a trial decision relating to two competing patents over Gilead’s SOVALDI (sofosbuvir). In the trial decision, as previously reported, the Court declared Idenix’s Patent No....more

Handling Improper Coaching of Witnesses During PTAB Deposition Proceedings

by Jones Day on

Many attorneys have encountered an opposing party’s witness that provides very concise, supportive responses to the questions of the witness’s own attorney after a recess in a deposition. Often, these helpful responses occur...more

When Litigation Hits, The First 7 to 10 Days is Critical: eDiscovery Replay

by CloudNine on

...When a case is filed, several activities must be completed within a short period of time (often as soon as the first seven to ten days after filing) to enable you to assess the scope of the case, where the key...more

Defence & Indemnity - June 2017 : II. LIABILITY ISSUES C. Suran v. Auluck, [2017] B.C.J. No. 564, per Burke, J. [4234]

by Field Law on

II. LIABILITY ISSUES - C. The two drivers in a street race were found to be joint tort-feasors, both responsible for the death of a passenger in one of the vehicles, and the passenger was found contributorily negligent for...more

Should You Record Internal Investigation Interviews?

by Michael Volkov on

As a former federal prosecutor, I noticed a renewed discussion of the important question of whether witness interviews should be recorded (either audio or video). I have always found this issue to be interesting and have...more

Circuit Court Rejects Attack On NLRB’s New Witness Rule

During the last several years, the NLRB has overturned a great deal of existing precedent. Among other changes, the Board has required bargaining over discipline in newly organized units, found graduate students to be...more

Disclosure Danger: Employers Still Stuck With NLRB’s Witness Statement Disclosure Standard

by Fisher Phillips on

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected the chance yesterday to revive long-held precedent which for many years had protected employer witness statements from disclosure to unions before an arbitration...more

Patent Owner Statements During IPR May Limit Claim Scope

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Federal Circuit holds that patent owner’s statements can trigger prosecution disclaimers. On May 11, 2017 in Aylus Networks, Inc. v. Apple Inc., the Federal Circuit addressed for the first time whether statements made...more

“Some Truckers Say the Darndest Things”

In a time where companies are getting better at documenting and keeping track of incidents, we are faced with a dilemma in the trucking field with these incident reports pinning the driver, and ultimately the company, to...more

Using documents previously disclosed in earlier litigation

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The restrictions on the collateral use of documents previously disclosed in separate litigation have recently come under the judicial spotlight. The word ‘use’ has been defined extremely broadly to cover even the act of...more

Delaware Law Updates - 2016 Year in Review

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Our Delaware Corporate and Alternative Entity Law attorneys closely followed the opinions coming from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery. Our 2016 Year in Review is a collection of brief summaries of selected...more

2016/2017 Labor & Employment Observer

by Cozen O'Connor on

Activist NLRB Created More Problems For All Employers in 2016 - What Happens Under President Trump? During 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) maintained its generally pro-union, anti-employer...more

“Pedal to the Metal” International Arbitration: ICC Issues Expedited Procedure Rules

In an effort to streamline arbitration proceedings where possible, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) announced on November 4, 2016 that it would issue new Expedited...more

For Whom the Bell Tolls: Obligations and Risks of Third-party Witnesses under Rule 2004 Examinations.

by Bryan Cave on

Two recent Bankruptcy Court cases both remind and illustrate the power and risks presented by discovery of facts and documents under Bankruptcy Rule 2004, showing that it can compel third parties to provide information to...more

Litigation and enforcement in Japan: overview

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

MAIN DISPUTE RESOLUTION METHODS - 1. What are the main dispute resolution methods used in your jurisdiction to resolve large commercial disputes? Litigation Litigation is the most frequently used dispute...more

Foreign request for legal assistance disclosable

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The appellant companies successfully sought inspection of a mutual legal assistance request from the U.S. Department of Justice to the National Crime Agency (NCA) to obtain a prohibition order from an English court on the...more

The Degrees of Truth: When is Dismissal with Prejudice Warranted?

An essential principle of our legal system is that people are supposed to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Yet although individuals giving testimony swear an oath to tell the truth, they often have...more

What did Ryan Lochte do? 8 tips for waterproof investigations

by FordHarrison on

Despite the conclusion of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Ryan Lochte is still “under water” with questions still looming after Rio police reports that the American gold-medal Olympian fabricated a story about being robbed at...more

Courts Wrestle with Work Product Protection for Interview-Related Documents: Part IV

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Courts take widely varying and sometimes seemingly illogical approaches to work product protection for litigation-motivated witness interview-related documents, such as transcripts, notes, reports, statements, and affidavits....more

Courts Wrestle with Work Product Protection for Interview-Related Documents: Part II

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Last week's Privilege Point described a common but illogical judicial approach to witness interview notes, summaries, and reports — finding that witnesses' verbatim statements in such documents at most can deserve only fact...more

Proving Your Case: Important Documents For Accident Victims

by Howard Ankin on

A lawyer for a car accident claim needs to properly document medical care and prove pain and suffering to justify a fair award. The sooner the victim begins collecting the documents, the better....more

AAA’s Revised Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures

The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) recently revised its Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures. The revised rules became effective on July 1, 2015 and include a host of changes, large and...more

Delaware Law Updates - Delaware Supreme Court Defers to the Court of Chancery’s Fact-Finding and Witness Credibility...

by McCarter & English, LLP on

In a recent decision out of the Delaware Supreme Court—CDX Holdings, Inc. v. Fox, C.A. No. 526, 2015 (Del. June 6, 2016)—Justice Holland, writing for the majority, affirmed a Court of Chancery post-trial decision that found...more

When Nobody Knows the Answers: What to Do When a 30 (B)(6) Notice is Served on a Successor Corporation

by Stinson Leonard Street on

SUCCESSOR CORPORATION - Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) allows a party to take the deposition of an organization by identifying the topics about which the party seeks information from the corporation. In...more

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