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Seventh Circuit Issues Surprising Ruling On Sufficiency Of UCC Collateral Description
In a surprising development, on September 11, 2019 the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on appeal reversing a lower bankruptcy court decision and found that a UCC financing statement ...
United States
18 Oct 2019
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Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip Of The Month: Strategies For The Preservation And Production Of Audio Recordings (September 30, 2019)
A large manufacturer of consumer products invests in new technology to record, store and analyze customer service calls.
United States
15 Oct 2019
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California Legislature Codifies Dynamex Standard And Expands Its Reach
On September 19, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 5, thereby making it significantly more difficult for businesses in California to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees.
United States
30 Sep 2019
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Federal Judge Orders CFTC Commissioners To Testify About Public Statements Following The Issuance Of A Consent Order In CFTC v. Kraft
The Wall Street Journal recently quoted Mayer Brown Partner Matthew F. Kluchenek regarding a federal judge's demand that the new chairman and two commissioners of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
United States
13 Sep 2019
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NAFTA Arbitration Panel Expands Opportunities To Consent To Arbitration In B-Mex, LLC v. Mexico
The partial award lays a foundation for understanding consent and waiver for international arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
United States
28 Aug 2019
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Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip Of The Month: Sedona Conference Updates Guidance On Legal Holds
A large company has just learned that new—and stringent—regulations are about to take effect which will drastically increase the volume of litigation it expects to confront
United States
2 Aug 2019
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Final Regulations Published Addressing Income Inclusion Rules For Pass-Through Lease Of ITC Property
On July 17, 2019, the US Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations (T.D. 9872) providing guidance on the rules under Internal Revenue Code section 50(d)(5) requiring an income inclusion by the lessee ...
United States
29 Jul 2019
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Delaware Decision Breathes New Life Into Bad Faith Claims Against Directors: Practical Advice After Marchand V. Barnhill Allows Bad Faith Claim Based On Failure To Monitor Central Compliance Risks
In the recent case of Marchand v. Barnhill, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the dismissal of a claim that the directors of Blue Bell Creameries USA, Inc.
United States
12 Jul 2019
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Supreme Court Holds That Punitive Damages May Not Be Awarded In Connection With Unseaworthiness Claims
On June 24, the Supreme Court held in Dutra Group v. Batterton that punitive damages may not be awarded under federal maritime law in connection with an unseaworthiness claim.
United States
8 Jul 2019
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The Future Of Independent Contractor Classification: As 9th Circuit And DLSE Expand Dynamex's Reach, DOL And NLRB Find Gig Economy Workers Contractors Under Federal Law
As we previously reported, the California Supreme Court's landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court adopted a new worker-friendly standard.
United States
18 Jun 2019
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Hong Kong Court of Appeal Upholds Ship Mortgagees' Rights in The "Brightoil Glory" [2019] HKCA 561
Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-listed company engaged in oil trading and marine transportation. Its shares have been suspended from trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange ...
Hong Kong
13 Jun 2019
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What Must Plaintiffs Show To Establish Specific Personal Jurisdiction Over Corporations In Class Actions?
The Supreme Court has resolved many important questions about personal jurisdiction
United States
29 May 2019
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Debtor Is A Financial Institution For Purposes Of Settlement Payment Safe Harbor, Rules Southern District Of New York
On April 23, 2019, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, in fraudulent transfer litigation arising out of the 2007 leveraged buyout of the Tribune Company,
United States
27 May 2019
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Supreme Court Dismisses Securities Case Without Decision As Improvidently Granted
In a one-line per curiam order issued this morning, a unanimous Supreme Court declined to resolve a dispute, argued before the Court last Monday,over whether Section 14(e) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934
United States
9 May 2019
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Mayer Brown's Litigation Year In Review 2018
We are delighted to share with you Mayer Brown's Litigation Year in Review. Similar to past years, this Review highlights the many successes ...
United States
29 Mar 2019
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Third Circuit Holds That Debt Purchasers Can Qualify As Debt Collectors
On February 22, the Third Circuit sidestepped the Supreme Court's 2017 holding in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc. and found that a purchaser of defaulted debt ...
United States
12 Mar 2019
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Extraterritoriality Decision
In 2010, the US Supreme Court in Morrison v. National Australia Bank established a new standard, a transactional test, for determining the extraterritorial application of Section 10(b) ...
United States
7 Mar 2019
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Mayer Brown Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court To Hold That Punitive Damages May Not Be Awarded In Connection With Unseaworthiness Claims
In an earlier post, I discussed the Supreme Court's grant of certiorari in Dutra Group v. Batterton, which presents the question whether punitive damages ...
United States
26 Feb 2019
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Sixth Circuit Invalidates Tennessee's Punitive-Damages Cap And Holds That Punitive Damages Are Available Under Tennessee Law For Bad-Faith Denial Of Insurance Benefits
The plaintiffs in Lindenberg sued Jackson National in state court for failure to pay benefits due under a $350,000 life insurance policy.
United States
30 Jan 2019
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Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Case Involving Removal Of Counterclaim Class Actions
Class action defendants usually prefer to have their cases heard in federal court, where the protections of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 apply and where courts and juries are less likely
United States
22 Jan 2019
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