A corporate or individual litigant is usually
responsible for the payment of its own attorneys' fees and costs in a lawsuit
in the New York state courts. New York follows the
so-called "American Rule" that a litigant is "not . . . allow[ed] . .
. to recover damages for the amounts...
The Third Circuit recently addressed e-discovery, which
is an evolving and developing area of law. The specific issue before the
Third Circuit in Race Tires America, Inc. v. Hoosier Racing Tire Corp., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 5511 [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers...
Kevin F. Brady of Eckert Seamans discusses Race Tires
America v. Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. , et al.,
in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed the Western District of Pennsylvania's award of over $365,000 in costs to the prevailing
party for a wide variety of e-discovery and...
In last week's Advisen webinar on 2012 D&O claims
trends, one of the audience questions related to the growth and relevance of
litigation funding in the U.S. In responding to the question I noted,
among other things, the rise of litigation funding outside the U.S.,
particularly in Australia...