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.
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.
Jeff S. Korek
The dramatic difference between these two states in obtaining the opinion of a qualified medical expert has made it much more difficult for those injured in the state of New Jersey by medical negligence.
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.
Mariano Roca López
Limitations of the Spanish taxation system to effectively tax certain incomes.
Jeff C. Dodd, Tonya Gray, Ben Setnick, John R. Hutchins, Rose Cordero Prey, and Mark A. Chapman
This week, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court undid the settled practice of virtually nationwide venue for patent infringement cases.
Karen Gabriel Moss
USCIS is considering the reinterpretation of “may grant” language contained in the statute deeming it discretionary rather than mandatory.
James H. Chalat
Preventing Mass Shootings
The Legal Risks to Deep-Pocketed Entities Are Only Growing
Diana Vellos Coker
The H-1B category has undergone significant changes recently, and more are anticipated in 2018.
An interview with Brazil "Law Firm of the Year" SVMFA's Rogério Miranda.
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.
A Q&A with Advisory Board member Andrew Smulian at Akerman.
The approval is only required if it is requested by a member of the supervisory board, a member of the executive board, a CEO, or a 1 percent shareholder.
Rafael Quirós Bustamante
The objective is to identify the “final or effective beneficiary,” defined as a natural person who exercises substantive influence or direct or indirect control, to the legal vehicle taxable because it has the majority of the voting rights and therefore voice and decision in the entity.
Julie Desrosiers and Michael Shortt
The nine judges of the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the so-called “promise doctrine” was not part of Canadian patent law, and laid out a new approach to the utility requirement which substantially lowers the bar to proving usefulness of patented inventions.
Holly K. Towle
One answer is that it’s bleak.
Martin B. Margulies
The Supreme Court has found the governing board of the town of Greece, New York opening its meetings with a prayer to be constitutionally unobjectionable.
Patrick Monahan and Damian Clancy
While corporate administrators often operate in firms, their appointment is personal. When an administrator leaves the employ of their firm, their appointment is unaffected by that departure.
Caroline Helbronner and Sean Maxwell
The case serves as a reminder of the importance of carefully drafting the benefit provisions in supplemental plan texts where members of the underlying registered plan are subject to pension legislation that provides for grow-in benefits on termination of employment.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
It remains a relevant question as to whether any market will ever completely drop its resistance to incorporating terms to which it is not accustomed.