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.
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.
Ryan B. Bormaster
You don't need to go to court to handle a civil suit. Find out your alternative options.
Clifford J. Zatz and Josh Thomas Foust
The decision “may make it impossible to bring certain mass actions at all.”
Attorneys should follow these steps to get the most for their clients following a car accident.
Mariano Roca López
How Spain is paving the way for self-sufficient homes.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has represented well-known comedian and actress, Rebel Wilson, in her successful defamation proceedings against Bauer Media, the German-based global media giant.
Janet G. Abaray
The Liabilities After the Accusations From “Catch and Kill.”
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.
“If this is the law, nobody is safe.”
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.
T. Luke Abel
The Beason family had a strong case, and the jury responded by awarding them a sizable payout. But, the court invoked a tort-reform statute that capped the family's winnings, much to the surprise of the jury.
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.
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.
When approaching French film producers, film music composers need to have a grasp of available funding. The French state subsidy system and Tax Rebate for International Productions can give composers a leg up in the field.
Sean M. Cleary
In the case of tort laws and legal reform, for instance, Trump seems to side with "the little guy.”
Diane M. Saunders
The public-facing nature of their businesses also has an enormous impact on employment issues within retail establishments.
James M. Paul
EEOC files suit to require emotional support dog on truck route.
Patricia Brown Holmes
Volunteer organizations are the lifeblood of the legal profession. Their model ought to be embraced by all.
Brand owners seeking to obtain exclusive rights in their advertising slogans for campaigns encompassing the United States and Europe should bear in mind certain well-established principles.
Sean M. Cleary
The Purpose of Mediation in a Personal Injury Case
Caplin & Drysdale
JCOPE's new comprehensive lobbying regulations will close loopholes and make key changes to grassroots and direct lobbying starting January 2019.
Sebastian Chilco and Rachel Fendell Satinsky
Gregory G. Rizio
How an Attorney Can Successfully Work With the Press
In a community property state like California, credit card debt may be shared between partners.
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.
How Workers' Compensation Is Setting Up a Legal Battle
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