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The Klansman and His Death Ray: Second Circuit Affirms Conviction and Sentence in Bizarre Domestic Terrorism Plot

In United States v. Crawford, 16-4261-cr (Kearse, Cabranes, Wesley), the Second Circuit affirmed via summary order the terrorism-related conviction and sentence of a Klansman in upstate New York. This case represented the...more

Pennsylvania's Highest Court Clarifies The Elements Of A Statutory Bad Faith Cause Of Action

For the first time, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the highest court in the state, enunciated the elements of a bad faith insurance claim brought pursuant to Pennsylvania’s bad faith statute, 42 Pa.C.S. § 8371. The decision...more

What to Know about the Proposed Amendments to Local Rule 25.0 and E-Filing in The First Circuit Court of Appeals

The First Circuit Court of Appeals recently released its proposed amendments to Local Rule 25.0, governing the use of electronic document filing (“e-filing”). While Many of the proposed amendments incorporate familiar aspects...more

Beware of Firing Your Own Witness Prior to Trial

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

Orders Granting Certain Motions to Exclude Testimony, Greatbatch Ltd. v. AVX Corp. et al., D. Del. (July 20, 2017) (Judge Leonard P. Stark) - Judge Leonard Stark recently decided several pretrial motions in this medical...more

What to Know about the Proposed Amendments to Local Rule 25.0 and E-Filing in The First Circuit Court of Appeals

The First Circuit Court of Appeals recently released its proposed amendments to Local Rule 25.0, governing the use of electronic document filing (“e-filing”). While Many of the proposed amendments incorporate familiar aspects...more

Check the Rules Redux

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Several weeks ago, we reported on some recent updates to Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Bransten’s individual practice rules. New York commercial litigators should take note of some recent changes in the Queens County...more

First Things First: Check the Rules!

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

You’re a commercial litigator in New York. You’ve just been brought in on a case pending in the Commercial Division before a particular Commercial Division judge. Or maybe you’ve just received an administrative bounce to a...more

Pre-Trial Proceedings Swirling in Latin America: Claim Resolution Facilitation or Additional Pre-Suit Condition

by Zelle LLP on

Pre-suit proceedings have become increasingly popular in Latin American jurisdictions. These proceedings economize on cost, time and resources making it a more attractive venue for resolving disputes. As a result, knowledge...more

Limiting Plaintiff’s Discovery on Similarly Situated Employees Reasonable, Federal Court Finds

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Limiting a plaintiff’s pretrial discovery can be the key to defending an employment discrimination lawsuit. This point was aptly demonstrated in a federal appellate court ruling approving a district court’s denial of...more

Court Rules On Pre-Trial Motions To Strike

by Morris James LLP on

Andrews, J. Three motions to strike and one motion to preclude untimely evidence from trial are granted in part, denied in part, and dismissed as moot in part. The court has ruled in plaintiffs’ favor for each issue...more

Tax Court Establishes Motion Days in Toronto

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The Tax Court of Canada has established a pilot project for regular motion days in Toronto for the period of February to September 2016. The Court will review the initiative in September 2016. The project may be expanded to...more

Its Time for the Supreme Court to Decide if state anti-SLAPP Statutes Apply in Federal Court

by LeClairRyan on

Growing disagreement among federal courts over whether state anti-SLAPP statutes apply in federal court makes clear that the Supreme Court is going to have to resolve this issue. The DC Circuit created a circuit split when...more

Pretrial Motions Are Decided Before Trial

by Morris James LLP on

Helios Software, LLC, et al. v. Spectorsoft Corporation, C.A. No. 12-81-LPS -MPT, May 22, 2015 Stark, C. J. The court makes various pretrial rulings in advance of a June 15, 2015 jury trial. ...more

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