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LexisNexis Launches Social Media Visibility Service For Law Firms
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Social Media Service Now Part of Enhanced Portfolio of Web Visibility Solutions Designed to Help Small Law Firms Engage More Prospective Clients January 31, 2012 - NEW YORK - LexisNexis , a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced... Read More

Can Companies Recover Attorneys' Fees, Costs In Lawsuit In New York State Court?
Posted on 14 Apr 2011 by David S. Rich

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... Read More

GM Will Pay $900 Million To Settle Defective Ignition Switch Claims
Posted on 17 Sep 2015 by James Cordrey

CHICAGO — (Mealey’s) General Motors LLC and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Sept. 17 announced that they have reached a $900 million settlement of claims against the automaker pertaining to the company’s misleading of the government... Read More

Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 10 Medical Malpractice Verdicts of 2014
Posted on 13 Feb 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During 2014, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable medical malpractice verdicts from across the country. This informal list of top 10 cases captured our attention, so we thought you might like to hear about them... Read More

2nd Circuit Affirms $104 Million MTBE Contamination Verdict Against Exxon
Posted on 26 Jul 2013 by Tom Moylan

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 26 affirmed a $104.6 million methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) contamination verdict for New York City against Exxon Mobil Corp., finding in part that the state tort verdict... Read More

William A. Ruskin: New York State Court Of Appeals: Injury Required For Medical Monitoring
Posted on 2 Jan 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin | In a landmark decision, the NYS Court of Appeals rejected medical monitoring claims in the absence of a physical injury in Caronia v. Philip Morris , No. 227, slip op. (N.Y. Dec. 17, 2013) [ enhanced opinion available to lexis... Read More

Government Urges Dismissal Of Carbon Dioxide Lawsuits
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by Samantha Drake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The federal government on Aug. 25 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a lower court decision to reinstate two lawsuits seeking to limit carbon dioxide emissions, arguing that new greenhouse gas regulations have displaced... Read More

William A. Ruskin: The Success Of The SDNY Mediation Program
Posted on 23 Jan 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin The Mediation Program of the SDNY provides litigants in commercial litigation with an opportunity, generally early in their litigation, to resolve their disputes without going through the expense of full-blown discovery and the... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Plaintiff's Failure To Disclose Expert Prior To Summary Judgment Proves Fatal
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin In Akron Scott v. Westmore Fuel Company, Inc . (6/14/12) [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], the Appellate Division, First Department, examined the timing of plaintiff's tardy expert disclosure. In that... Read More

A ‘Gossip Girl’ Cross-Continent Custody Catastrophe Case
Posted on 8 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Kelly Rutherford, an American actress known for her role in the television show “Gossip Girl,” has been involved in a custody dispute regarding her two minor children. Ms. Rutherford’s former husband, Daniel Giersch, was previously given... Read More

Federal Judge Confirms $400 Million ICC Award, Finds Mexican Court Erred
Posted on 28 Aug 2013 by Lisa M. Hickey

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) A New York federal judge on Aug. 27 granted a Mexican corporation’s request to confirm an approximately $400 million arbitration award that was issued in its favor in a dispute over contracts for the construction... Read More