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.
Sharon D. Stuart
Recent lessons from the Eleventh Circuit.
Clifford J. Zatz and Josh Thomas Foust
The decision “may make it impossible to bring certain mass actions at all.”
In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, multiple plaintiffs sued Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) in a California state court to recover damages allegedly caused by their use of BMS’ anti-clotting drug, Plavix.
Charles F. Seemann III
ERISA plan fiduciaries face new challenges to their decision-making.
Lawsuits about a blood-thinning drug that prevents platelets from clumping together now prevents plaintiffs from joining together to bring state law claims against a corporation when not every plaintiff was harmed in that state.
Gregory Bubalo and Katherine A. Dunnington
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California will significantly impact the plaintiffs’ choices of forums for the filing of mass torts actions.
“If this is the law, nobody is safe.”
Ann Holden Kendell
In Cooper Tire & Rubber Company v. NLRB (Case 08–CA–087155), a bargaining unit employee yelled racist statements to African-American replacement workers while he was on a picket line.
Ethan Price-Livingston & David Y. Loh
One of the hallmarks of American admiralty and maritime law is the Limitation of Liability Act, which has been in existence since 1851 and permits a shipowner to limit its liability to the value of the vessel after the casualty.
Jeffrey Travers and Michael J. Miller
We were able to obtain a verdict for Mr. Cooper within a year of opting for the state courts.
Divide and Conquer: Plaintiffs Need a Single Forum that Accommodates the Realities of Contemporary Economic Activity
David A. Mazie and David M. Estes
The growth of mass tort litigation tracks with industries’ shift to mass marketing and distribution of pharmaceutical and consumer products on a national scale.
The claimants’ workers’ compensation bar in Pennsylvania scored a significant victory when the state’s high court issued its decision in Protz v. WCAB.
The head of Baker McKenzie's Real Estate practice group in Ukraine discusses the firm's standout attorneys.
Grady S. Hurley
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has primary regulatory jurisdiction over OCS oil and gas operations. Following the Deepwater Horizon incident in 2011, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) was created to issue leases and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) established to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve national resources.
An Interview With Bastian Finkel of BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr, Germany's 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" Winner in Insurance Law
A look at the new European policies changing the insurance landscape in Germany.
Miles & Stockbridge
Tips on minimizing holiday stress for divorced families.
Eric B. Smith
If you are involved in the co-ownership of property, there are a few common scenarios you should know to navigate. When it comes to real estate co-ownership, a partition is just one solution to look into.
Jaye L. Rancourt
Without media attention, would the decisions have been the same?
Ayala Gómez discusses Oliva-Ayala's 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" award for criminal defense law in Spain.
The primary question will likely come down to whether or not cell phone data and location records are protected interests under the Fourth Amendment.
If the trend of decriminalizing the use of small amounts of marijuana for recreational and/or medicinal purposes continues, marijuana may be widely available across the country within a matter of years.
Bernard J. Bobber
The dangerous intersection of racial bigotry and labor law.
Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, and Ohio are among the states fighting to overturn legal abortion in America. With a favorable bench, how might Roe v. Wade look in the future?
Mariano Roca López
A union between two left-wing parties in Spain has led to a new budget agreement that could raise personal and corporate income taxes.
Kim David Lexner
Treat Me Like the Managing Partner of Your Firm
Justice Neil Gorsuch wasn’t a member of the U.S. Supreme Court back in 2004, when the justices ruled in Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain (124 S.Ct. 2739) that in certain limited circumstances, foreign nationals can use a 1789 law, the Alien Tort Statute, to sue in U.S. courts for violations of the law of nations.
John P. Hutchins
In most states, there is no general applicable rule of law forbidding one contracting party from waiving all recourse in the event of breach by the other.