Geoffrey Gauci & Andrew Waters
Geoffrey Gauci And Andrew Waters: U.S. Discovery In Foreign Proceedings

In the United States, 28 U.S.C. § 1782 is a federal statute that allows an interested or named party to foreign proceedings to obtain potentially broad discovery, subject to the federal district court’s discretion, from a person located in...

LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff
Girard Gibbs LLP Named Interim Co-Lead Counsel In Pending Investor Class Action

SAN FRANCISCO — The law firm of Girard Gibbs LLP has announced that it was appointed interim co-lead counsel representing investors who purchased securities issued by certain affiliates of Provident Royalties LLC, including corporations designated...

LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff
ACE Names Howard S. Schrader Executive Vice President, General Counsel Of International Insurance Business

NEW YORK — The ACE Group has announced the promotion of Howard S. Schrader to executive vice president and general counsel of ACE’s Overseas General operations, responsible for the delivery of all legal services to ACE’s property and...

LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff
Winston & Strawn Expands China Presence With New Beijing, Shanghai Offices

HONG KONG — Winston & Strawn LLP has announced that it is taking the next step in a period of expansion in China by opening offices in Beijing and Shanghai. The office expansion into mainland China was approved on Oct. 21 by the People's...

Sigel, Strong, and Boye-Williams
Jenner & Block: Federal Appeals Court Finds Greenhouse Gas Emitters Can Be Subject To Federal Common Law Nuisance Liability

“In a ground-breaking decision for global warming litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that eight states, New York City, and three land trusts could bring public nuisance claims against owners of some of the largest...

Kenneth R Thompson II & Michael Schwartz
Thompson And Schwartz On In re Toys ‘R’ Us, Inc. Shareholder Litigation And Revlon Duties

Under In re Toys "R" Us, Inc. Shareholder Litigation , corporate directors must follow a reasonable process once their Revlon duties have been triggered. In this commentary, the authors discuss this decision by the Court of Chancery of Delaware...