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William A. Ruskin: Securitizing Litigation Claims for Fun and Profit
Posted on 15 Aug 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Call me old fashioned, but I am uncomfortable with the growing industry involving third-party financing of commercial claims in litigation. In the not-too-distant future, it may well be that commercial litigations will be “bundled”... Read More

William A. Ruskin: How You Draft A Liability Disclaimer Really Matters
Posted on 7 Jan 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Contract negotiations involving limitations on liability and disclaimers of damages for breach of contract and tort claims can have significant ramifications for the contracting parties if the business relationship falls apart... Read More

William A. Ruskin: When Should Data Underlying Scientific Studies Be Discoverable?
Posted on 19 Aug 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin There is significant tension between the goals of scientific research and the demands of litigation. For scientific researchers, the amount of time required to respond to discovery takes away valuable time that might be otherwise... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Plaintiffs' Bar Embraces Reptile Strategy And Defense Bar Responds
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin | Reptile strategy has taken the plaintiffs' bar by storm. The Reptile theory asserts that you can prevail at trial by speaking to, and scaring, the primitive part of jurors' brains, the part of the brain they share with... Read More

NFL Concussion Class Action Settled
Posted on 26 Apr 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

On April 22, 2015, Federal District Judge Anita B. Brody approved a class action settlement that resolves lawsuits brought against the National Football League (NFL) by former players who alleged that the NFL failed to inform them of and protect them... Read More