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The International Chambers of the Paris Courts and Their Innovative Rules of Procedure

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The new international divisions of the Paris Commercial Court and the Paris Court of Appeal, also known as the “International Chambers,” will start operating imminently. Under highly innovative rules of procedure (the...more

When Does the Time to Appeal Begin? Check your email.

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Rule 203(b)(1), South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR), requires notice of appeal be served within thirty days after receiving written notice of entry of an order or judgment. While the notice of appeal must be served...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

AC39565 - Carvalhos Masonry, LLC v. S&L Variety Contractors, LLC - Interesting case. After the conclusion of the evidence in the case, the trial judge urged the parties to settle and even recommended the amount. The...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions: Husband and wife defendants were related to the husband and wife plaintiffs. The defendants were convinced the plaintiff husband (a state trooper) was abusing his wife, despite her...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions: AC39520 - Stratek Plastics, Ltd. v. Ibar - Remember the case that held you could not recover your attorney fees in a mechanic lien foreclosure as the plaintiff unless there had...more

So You're Telling Me There's A Chance! – The Difference Between Waiver and Forfeiture

by Carlton Fields on

Appellate attorneys (hopefully!) understand the need to preserve arguments for appeal by raising them before the trial court and in their opening briefing. But what about the difference between waiver and forfeiture of...more

Jurisdictional vs Nonjurisdictional Appeal Filing Deadlines

by Dickinson Wright on

Most of us think of appeal filing deadlines as absolute. That certainly is the case under the Michigan Court Rules. But as demonstrated by a recent decision from the United States Supreme Court, Hamer v Neighborhood Housing...more

Business Litigation Report - January 2018

January 2018: Federal Circuit Issues Important Decision On Written Description And Enablement In Amgen Inc. v. Sanof - In Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, 872 F.3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2017), the Federal Circuit acknowledged the relevance...more

In Appellate Courts, (Seemingly Almost) Every Day’s a Holiday

by Strasburger & Price, LLP on

As this is being written, the office is quiet because it’s a federal holiday, and the weather forecasters are predicting Snowmageddon (defined as a 1% or more chance of one or more particles of frozen precipitation falling...more

First Appellate District Rejects Urban Decay Claim, Upholds EIR for New El Dorado County Courthouse

by Downey Brand LLP on

Since the 2004 decision in Bakersfield Citizens for Local Control v. City of Bakersfield, CEQA petitioners challenging development projects often assert that the lead agency has failed to adequately analyze urban decay...more

Pennsylvania Superior Court Widens the Net for Negligent Misrepresentation Claims Against Professionals

by Wilson Elser on

A recent ruling by Pennsylvania’s intermediate appellate court has expanded the scope of liability for negligent misrepresentation to include a class of potential defendants far beyond those expressly exposed under a prior...more

Bar Owners Beware: The Hidden Danger of Serving “Just One More” Drink

by Wilson Elser on

Society has long known and countenanced the effects of alcohol on behavior. Taverns in fact flourished as places where people could go to freely alter their behavior. It then became necessary for taverns to deny service to...more

Microsoft: Supreme Court Decision on Jurisdiction over Foreign-Located Communications Anticipated

by Cozen O'Connor on

On October 16, 2017, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in In re Warrant to Search a Certain Email Account Controlled & Maintained by Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft). In taking the case for review, the Supreme Court has...more

Sixth Circuit Clarifies Where To Appeal In A Transferred Case

Last month, the Sixth Circuit subtly deepened a circuit split over a significant question of appellate jurisdiction within the federal courts: When a lawsuit begins in one U.S. district court but is transferred to a second...more

Changing of the Guard in the New York County Commercial Division

On May 22, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Justices Anil C. Singh and Jeffrey K. Oing had been appointed to fill vacancies on the bench of the Appellate Division, First Department. June 12, 2017 was the last day...more

0.44% of NFL Brains

by Wilson Elser on

When The New York Times reports that 110 out of 111 NFL brains (99.09%) have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), everyone pays attention. Mothers worry about their kids. Some worry about their jobs. Senate subcommittees...more

Web Exclusive: Supreme Court Review: Mixed Bag For Employers

by Fisher Phillips on

The 2016-17 Supreme Court term was truly a mixed bag for employers. The Court limited presidential power, reined in the appellate courts’ authority to review and overturn trial court decisions regarding EEOC subpoenas,...more

Business Litigation Report - July 2017

Article: July 2017: A Practical Guide to Spoliation Sanctions Under Amended Rule 37(e) - Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e), addressing the availability of sanctions for failure to preserve electronically stored...more

Corporate Lawyers Wary Of Bids To Break Up 9th Circ.

Brian Goldman, a senior associate in Orrick’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice, recently spoke with Law360 regarding several bills that have been recently introduced to split up the Ninth Circuit. Brian noted, “It’s not...more

Employment Law - April 2017

Eleventh Circuit: Title VII Doesn’t Prohibit Sexual Orientation Discrimination - Why it matters - In a decision that is already being cited in other courts around the country, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh...more

Historic Seventh Circuit Decision Gives LGBTQ Employees More Protections

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In a landmark opinion issued Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit became the first federal appellate court in the country to extend the protections afforded by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to sexual orientation...more

The New Wisconsin Court of Appeals

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Bill Gates once wrote that “[w]e always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” Mr. Gates surely wasn’t thinking about the turnover of...more

Illinois Appellate Court Delivers Another Blow to Relator in False Claims Act Litigation

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On Monday, October 17, the Illinois Appellate Court issued another taxpayer-friendly opinion in an Illinois False Claims Act case alleging a failure to collect and remit sales tax on internet and catalog sales to customers in...more

New Word Limits For Federal Appellate Briefs: How Low Is Too Low?

Several amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure are scheduled to take effect on December 1, and one of those amendments is causing consternation among appellate practitioners: a 1000-word reduction in the word...more

Georgia Supreme Court Expands as its Jurisdiction Contracts

Somewhat obscured by the social-issue hubbub during the recently ended session of the Georgia General Assembly was the enactment of an historic expansion of the Georgia Supreme Court and a reallocation of not only its...more

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