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Fulbright Alert: 2nd Circuit Rejects Per Se Gross Negligence Standard For Failure To Issue A Hold Notice
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Preservation and discovery sanctions rarely reach appellate courts, but the Second Circuit addressed both in its July 10 opinion in Chin v. Port Authority of New York & New Jersey , --- F.3d ---, 2012 WL 2760776, Nos. 10-1904-cv(L), 10-2031-cv(XAP... Read More

Fulbright Briefing: Supreme Court Holds That Alien Tort Statute Does Not Have Extraterritorial Jurisdiction
Posted on 19 Apr 2013 by Norton Rose Fulbright

On April 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held that the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") does not have extraterritorial jurisdiction in a 9-0 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. [lexis.com subscribers can view the enhanced opinion... Read More

Fulbright Briefing: Supreme Court Finds Federal Question Jurisdiction Over TCPA Claims
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

The Supreme Court recently confirmed that private rights of action for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") may be brought in either federal or state courts. On January 18, 2012, a unanimous Court decided Mims v. Arrow... Read More

Fulbright Briefing: 9th Circuit Weighs in on Corporate Liability and Exhaustion Under the Alien Tort Statute
Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

A recent Ninth Circuit decision reiterated that corporations may be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") and clarified that the availability of relief under the ATS may rely on exhaustion of local remedies. On October 25, 2011, a... Read More

2011 Fulbright Litigation Trends Survey: A Little Less Litigation; More Regulation
Posted on 18 Oct 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Businesses in the United States and United Kingdom initiated and faced slightly less litigation in 2011 than in 2010. But regulatory actions and internal investigations are climbing, according to the 2011 Fulbright Litigation Trends Survey . More... Read More