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Interrogatory vs. Deposition: Discovery Comparison

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The discovery phase is often the most critical component of legal work, leading 95% of civil cases to a settlement negotiation instead of a courtroom trial. Given this, how information is collected from potential witnesses is...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

California Supreme Court Denies Petition for Review in Police Drone Footage Case

Police Drone Footage Only Exempt From Disclosure - In Some Circumstances The California Supreme Court recently denied the City of Chula Vista’s Petition for Review in Castañares v. Superior Court (Dec. 2023) 98 Cal.App.5th...more

Akerman LLP

Supreme Court Holds That Pure Omissions Do Not Support Section 10(b) Claims in Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. v. Moab Partners,...

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On April 12, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court limited an issuer's liability for securities fraud claims based on alleged omissions in SEC filings. The Court's unanimous decision in Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. et al v. Moab...more

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Check Your Clauses: An Interesting Tale of the Missing Forum Selection Clause

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Whether in employment agreements or business transactions, drafters often include certain clauses within these documents to protect their client if litigation arises (e.g., arbitration clauses, forum- selection clauses)....more

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U.S. Judicial Conference Aims to Curb "Judge Shopping": New Guidance Promoting Random Civil Case Assignments

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On March 12, 2024, the Judicial Conference of the United States announced new guidance applying to case assignments in federal district courts, with the intent to curb “judge-shopping” by limiting litigants’ ability to...more

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Another Chapter in the Bay Bridge Series? San Francisco Sues Oakland Over Airport Name, Nate Garhart

Even with the A's leaving the Bay Area, we're getting an extra SF-Oakland matchup. This trademark infringement case will have some interesting issues to be decided (if it gets that far)...more

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Lenders: Keep Your Original Promissory Notes Safe; Loan Purchaser Fails to Recover on Note Claims in Florida Decision

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A recent opinion out of the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal makes clear that the failure of a lender or its successor in interest to introduce and authenticate original promissory notes at trial may result in the...more

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New ABA Formal Ethics Opinion on Attorney Office Sharing Arrangements

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The American Bar Association recently issued a Formal Ethics Opinion addressing the ethics of attorney office sharing arrangements. In Formal Opinion 507, issued on July 12, 2023, the ABA Standard Committee on Ethics and...more

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SEC’s Enforcement Authority Over Crypto Asset Transactions Upheld (Again) in Case Against Coinbase

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On March 27, 2024, the SEC received a favorable—if at least somewhat split—decision when Judge Failla of the SDNY denied a motion by Defendants Coinbase, Inc. and Coinbase Global, Inc. (collectively, “Coinbase”) for judgment...more

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Supreme Court Holds That the FAA’s Transportation Exemption Applies to all Employees Involved in Interstate Transportation

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Enacted in 1925, the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) reflects the nation’s policy favoring arbitration agreements. Employers routinely rely on the FAA to compel aggrieved employees to press their disputes before an arbitrator,...more

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The U.S. Supreme Court Rejects “Significant Harm” Standard for Claims of Workplace Discrimination; Adopts More Employee-Friendly...

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The Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, that will make it easier for employees to pursue discrimination claims against their employers based on job transfers or other...more

Jenner & Block

Client Alert: The Supreme Court Issues Narrow Ruling in Title VII Case, Muldrow v. City of St. Louis

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On April 17, 2024, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Muldrow v. City of St. Louis, a closely watched employment discrimination case. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Kagan, the Court reversed the Eighth...more

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Supreme Court Says Forced Job Transfers Must Cause Harm, But it Doesn’t Have to be Significant

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In Muldrow v. City of St. Louis, the U.S. Supreme Court considered what protections Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides to employees who claim they were the victims of a discriminatory transfer....more

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Lessons from Ryan S. v. UnitedHealth Group for the 2023 MHPAEA Proposed Rule

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A recently decided US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit case, Ryan S. v. UnitedHealth Group, Inc., offers some useful insights on the enforcement by private litigants of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act...more

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Big Wheel Keep on Turnin’, EPA Keep on Churnin’ Out Regulations

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Stationary combustion turbines, often referred to as gas turbines, are used to generate high volumes of electricity at power stations, dams, and industrial centers. Despite their size, noise, and prodigious output, these...more

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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Long Anticipated Final Rule Published by the EEOC

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its final rule and interpretive guidance implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which became law on June 27, 2023. Employers previously relied on...more

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International Trade Commission Seeks Feedback on Proposed Updates to Practice and Procedure

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The US International Trade Commission issued a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking related to 19 C.F.R. Parts 201, 205, 207 and 210, which govern the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. The Commission...more

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Vicars Powersports to Pay $75,000 in EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Federal Agency Charges Dealership Fired Female Manager and Replaced Her With Less Experienced Male - ST. LOUIS – Vicars Powersports, a McAlester, Oklahoma retailer of motorsports vehicles, will pay $75,000 and furnish...more

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U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Holds Pure Omissions in Item 303 Disclosures Not Actionable under Private Securities Laws

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The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that pure silence in MD&A statements are not actionable in shareholder securities fraud cases.  The case is important for issuers and shareholders alike for several reasons: -...more

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Supreme Court Rules Legislatively Adopted Exactions Not Exempt From Nollan/Dolan Scrutiny 

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In a dispute over a traffic impact fee imposed on a residential building permit by El Dorado County, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected the long-standing position of California and other state courts that the Takings...more

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EEOC Sues Sheetz, Inc. For Racially Discriminatory Hiring Practice

Federal Agency Charges That Employer's Criminal History Screening Causes Discriminatory Impact Against Black, Native American and Other Workers- BALTIMORE – Sheetz, a large convenience store chain, violated federal law by...more

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Fifth Circuit Rejects Recruiter’s Trade Secret Misappropriation and Contract Defenses

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision finding trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract based on a recruiter’s improper use of confidential client information. Counsel...more

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Choosing an eDiscovery Vendor: Does Size Matter?

Growth of the eDiscovery industry has occurred through new companies, new products, and consolidation. So does a company’s size matter when you’re choosing an eDiscovery provider? Some of that choice comes down to preference,...more

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Is the writing on the wall for the shareholder principle? Privilege update in Hong Kong

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The concept of the “shareholder principle” in English law provides that a company cannot assert privilege against its own shareholders, unless the privileged documents in question were created for the dominant purpose of...more

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EDVA Permits Plaintiff to Use Her Deposition as Trial Testimony

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It is not uncommon in litigation for parties to introduce testimony through depositions taken for use at trial. It is very uncommon, though, for a party to request to use their own deposition testimony as their trial...more

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