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.
Annesley H. DeGaris
Many lawyers who do not regularly handle mass tort cases can be frustrated by the multidistrict litigation (MDL) process.
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.
Benjamin H. Whitley
None of these cases were class actions. In fact, they are known in the legal world as mass torts.
What Strata Occupants and Investors Need to Be Aware of Regarding the Strata Reform Due to Commence on November 30, 2016
For property investors, these changes have the potential to make life better or worse, depending largely on how well you understand and can work with these changes.
Increased government stewardship and a stronger user orientation are two of the key elements shaping this process.
Berry Appleman & Leiden
Martha J. Schoonover
The recent raids of dozens of 7-Eleven stores by U.S. immigration agents and the corresponding arrest of 21 individuals for immigration-related violations were widely covered as the largest immigrant enforcement crackdown undertaken by the Trump administration to date.
Maria I. Casablanca
Immigration worksite enforcement has become a balancing act between verifying eligibility to work and avoiding discrimination; thus it has merged two fields of law: labor and employment law with immigration and nationality law.
Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda
Benjamin Slater III
Taking a measured approach during expert witness depositions is sometimes the most challenging aspect.
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.
Legalist launched a two-week campaign to help consumers sue Equifax—in small claims court.
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.
Holly M. Polglase and Matthew E. Bown
The Supreme Court decides the meaning of Article 10(A) of the Hague Service Convention.
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.
I have never read a complete and true account about the confirmation of a taping system in the Oval Office over the past 43 years.
Clifford J. Zatz and Josh Thomas Foust
The decision “may make it impossible to bring certain mass actions at all.”
Benjamin Slater III
What are the keys to success in the courtroom?
Meredith Aldridge, Colleen Welch, and Alicia Hall
Forty-five years of progress with Title IX.
Tim Freudenberger and Nancy Lubrano
In May 2014, class action defense attorney Tim Freudenberger from Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, obtained a very favorable decision from the California Supreme Court in Duran v. U.S. Bank Nat. Assn., 59 Cal. 4th 1 (2014).
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