GreenbergTraurig
Lenders’ Rights Under Threat in Nevada: the Nevada Supreme Court Rules That Homeowners Association Liens Can Extinguish First Deeds of Trust

In a September 2014 ruling, the Nevada Supreme Court held that a homeowners association’s (HOA) non-judicial foreclosure sale can extinguish a mortgage lender’s previously-recorded first deed of trust on a property if that foreclosure is to...

Eric L. Lane
GreenShift Loses Across the Board in Ethanol Patent Case

In a number of prior posts (e.g., here , here and here ), I discussed the series of patent infringement suits brought by GreenShift and its New York subsidiary, GS Cleantech (GS), against a host of ethanol producers across the midwestern United States...

Foley & Lardner LLP
7th Circuit Rejects Attempt to Reopen Insurance Litigation Final Judgment Under Rule 54(b)

Last month, we wrote about the Seventh Circuit’s willingness to reopen a 23-year old judgment under Rule 60 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. But in Selective Insurance Co. v. City of Paris , the court reminded parties once again that modifying...

Mike Koehler
Avon Resolves Long-Standing FCPA Scrutiny by Agreeing to $135 Million Settlement

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Earlier this week, the DOJ and SEC announced resolution of Avon’s long-standing FCPA scrutiny in China. The conduct at issue took place between 2004 and 2008 and Avon disclosed the...

Randy J. Maniloff
Ten Most Significant Insurance Coverage Decisions Of 2014 – Supreme Court Awards the Entire Kitchen For Insurer’s Breach Of the Duty To Defend

If an insurer is determined to have breached the duty to defend, consequences will attach. It may be that the insurer must pay for the defense costs that it otherwise owed. Or the consequences may be much harsher – the insurer may lose the right...

Philip Miles
PA Supreme Court Affirms Nine-Figure Judgment Against Wal-Mart

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Braun v. Wal-Mart [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ]. A jury trial ended with a $188 million verdict in favor of a class of 188,000...