Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
Pro Bono Victory Protects Future Housing Development for Disabled and Homeless in Jacksonville
Thomas R. Julin
Corporations now use federal law to fight regulation.
The objects of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (hereinafter "Convention") are to "secure the prompt return of children wrongfully removed" from their country of habitual residence, and "ensure the rights of custody and of access under the law of one contracting state are effectively respected." Convention, Article 1.
The Burden of Substantiation and Proof in Continental European Civil Procedure and the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration
Dr. Wolfgang Kühn and Katharina Walter
Civil procedures in Germany are governed by the principles of factual substantiation and burden of proof.
José Vinícius Bicalho
A Q&A with Ad Board member Andrey Goltsblat of Goltsblat BLP LLP discussing the legal climate in Russia.
Antonio Muñoz Vico
It is beyond question that personality rights expire with death and that post-mortem protection of such a personal sphere should be limited to preserving memory.
Daniela Rivera Bravo, Gonzalo Muñoz Escudero, and Alejandro Vergara Blanco
Chile has an unequal distribution of water in its territory; the water legislation, however, is the same for the whole country.
Elizabeth L. White
How courts are interpreting Title VII to protect LGBT workers.
Vincent D. Louwagie
Jury service is one of the most important civic duties a citizen is called upon to perform. Juries help protect our rights and liberties in a fundamental way; through the jury system members of the public decide civil and criminal disputes.
Meredith Aldridge, Colleen Welch, and Alicia Hall
Forty-five years of progress with Title IX.
C. Richard Newsome
Well-developed negligence and strict products liability law already provide the best solution for those instances where self-driving technology fails and results in injury or death.
Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva and Camila Taliberti Ribeiro da Silva
A change of paradigm is urgent and requires a robust legislation on personal data protection.
The Defendant Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (“DTSA”), was signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016. The new statute creates broad private federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and has been hailed as “the most sweeping change to the nation’s intellectual property laws in a generation or more.”
When the future isn't free.
This week, hirings at King & Spalding, and a profile of civil rights attorney Debra Katz.
James M. Paul
The ADA defines “service animals” to include only those dogs or miniature horses that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.
Michael B. Fein
A guide to navigating copyright claims on famous songs.
Students for Fair Admissions is challenging Harvard's policy of holistic admissions—and might change the future of affirmative action.
Bernard J. Bobber
The dangerous intersection of racial bigotry and labor law.
Hunton Andrews Kurth
Making these mistakes will seriously impact your ability to claim damages following an accident.
Jennifer M. Kinsley
A threat to our democracy.
NYC employers can no longer ask job applicants about their compensation history.
Robert D. Boyd and K. Jeanette Holmes
From one smartphone, an image can be made available to millions of people in an instant.
Steven R. Jaffe
The Senate mulls sweeping changes proposed in the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017.