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Florida Appellate Court Adopts Favorable Interpretation Of Punitive Damages Statute
Surprisingly, in the nearly two decades since the statute was enacted, there have been almost no appellate decisions interpreting the statute.
United States
7 Jul 2017
A Brief Overview Of Mining In Senegal
Senegal is a civil law jurisdiction, meaning that the core principles of law are codified and serve as the primary source of law.
22 Jun 2017
Supreme Court Decision Alert - June 12, 2017
Today, the Supreme Court issued three decisions, described below, of interest to the business community: Class Actions—Appellate Jurisdiction; Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Notice Requirement...
United States
13 Jun 2017
Mayer Brown Secures Pro Bono Appellate Victory For Mentally Ill Inmate
A Mayer Brown pro bono team in Chicago and Washington DC secured a significant victory for an Illinois inmate in a civil rights suit challenging his punitive transfer out of a specialized...
United States
31 Mar 2017
Court Strikes Class Allegations In TCPA Case
The plaintiff has filed a petition for leave to appeal under Rule 23(f), and the Seventh Circuit directed the defendant to respond.
United States
7 Mar 2017
Johnson & Johnson Hit With Two Huge Punitive Awards In Missouri Talcum Powder Litigation
We have previously posted about the thorny problem of avoiding excessive punishment when multiple plaintiffs seek punitive damages for the same course of conduct.
United States
13 Jun 2016
Supreme Court Docket Report - May 31, 2016
False Claims Act—Remedy for Release of Sealed Complaint
United States
31 May 2016
Bellwether Trials: A Defense Perspective
Implemented poorly, bellwether proceedings can be not only unproductive but prejudicial to the defendants' rights.
United States
18 Apr 2016
Retroactivity Of The Proposed Amendments To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure (Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip Of The Month)
A manufacturing company is a defendant in a case that is currently in discovery. The general counsel knows that the proposed amendments to the FRCP are set to become effective on December 1, 2015, and wonders whether the revised rules will apply to the pending case.
United States
2 Dec 2015
Ten Things Class Action Practitioners Need To Know About Potential Amendments To Federal Rule Of Civil Procedure 23
Rule 23 may be in for some major changes. The Advisory Committee has commissioned a Rule 23 subcommittee to investigate possible revisions to the class action rules
United States
25 Sep 2015
Chamber Of Commerce Institute For Legal Reform Releases Report On Legal Climate In States Around The Country
Congratulations to the Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform for its recently issued report on the legal climate of the various states.
United States
17 Sep 2015
Proposed Amendments to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month)
On September 16, 2014, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved several proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
United States
31 Dec 2014
Managing E-Discovery In State Courts (Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Managing E-Discovery in State Courts)
A large American manufacturer is facing multiple lawsuits in state courts throughout the country. The plaintiffs issue broad discovery requests seeking, among other things, electronically stored information (ESI) from multiple custodians, databases and even back-up tapes.
United States
25 Nov 2014
Ninth Circuit Holds That State AGs And Prosecutors Can’t Seek Restitution On Behalf Of A Class That Already Settled Its Private Claims, But Can Seek Injunctive Relief And Penalties
A decade ago, California's unfair competition law (UCL) and its closely related false advertising law (FAL) were the ideal plaintiff's tools.
United States
25 Nov 2014
Supreme Court Docket Report - November 7, 2014
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) created state-wide health insurance exchanges. Individuals are now generally required to obtain qualifying health insurance coverage or to pay a tax penalty.
United States
10 Nov 2014
Corporate Finances: Punitive Damages’ 800-Pound Gorilla
It seems perfectly obvious, to this writer at least, that by far the most significant factor fueling the drive over the past several decades to ever larger punitive awards is evidence of corporate finances, and jury instructions and arguments that punitive damages should be set on the basis thereof.
United States
14 Oct 2014
Supreme Court Docket Report - July 1, 2014
Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in seven cases of interest to the business community ..
United States
2 Jul 2014
Supreme Court Docket Report - April 7, 2014
To remove a civil action from state court to federal court, the defendant must "file … a notice of removal … containing a short and plain statement of the grounds for removal." 28 U.S.C. § 1446(a).
United States
8 Apr 2014
Supreme Court To Decide Whether All Evidence Supporting Removal Under The Class Action Fairness Act Must Be Submitted With The Notice Of Removal
To remove a civil action from state court to federal court, the defendant must "file ... a notice of removal ... containing a short and plain statement of the grounds for removal." 28 U.S.C. § 1446(a).
United States
8 Apr 2014
US Supreme Court Dramatically Narrows Grounds for General Personal Jurisdiction
In January 2014, the US Supreme Court decided Daimler AG v. Bauman, 571 U.S. ___, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014), a decision that could be of substantial importance to any non-US bank or non-US corporation that has US branches or offices in the United States, as well as any US bank or corporation that has branches or offices outside of its principal place of business or place of incorporation (its "home state").
United States
14 Mar 2014
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