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ABA Provides Ethical Guidance on ESI; Pennsylvania, Florida Update Procedural Rules
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

In case you were thinking of playing fast and loose with digital client information, new rules require you to think again. The American Bar Association (ABA) recently amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to guide lawyers on use of technology... Read More

Free Download: Keller & Heckman Litigation Alert: Supreme Court Rules National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act Of 1986 Bars State-Law Design-Defect Claims Against Vaccine Manufacturers
Posted on 2 Mar 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On February 22, 2011, the United States Supreme Court held that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (NCIVIA or Act) bars state-law design-defect claims against vaccine manufacturers. The Bruesewitz family sued Wyeth, then the parent company... Read More

U.S. High Court Finds Employer Liable For Bias That Influenced Firing
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An employer is liable under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) for its management-level employee's antimilitary bias if that bias is intended to cause an adverse employment... Read More

The Law Of Evidence In The District Of Columbia, Fifth Edition Is Released
Posted on 25 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

The Law of Evidence in the District of Columbia has been a practice staple in the District of Columbia courts for more than 30 years. It is an invaluable tool for analyzing threshold evidence issues during trial preparation, and for finding quick answers... Read More

Littler Mendelson on Employment Law Class Actions, Second Edition, Just Released
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Written by the attorneys of Littler's Class Action Practice Group, Employment Law Class Actions provides a comprehensive review of the strategic, procedural and legal issues that arise in such matters. The Second Edition includes an extensive expansion... Read More

6th Circuit Reverses Preemption-Based Dismissal Of Diet Drug Negligence Claims
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

CINCINNATI - (Mealey's) Citing the Supreme Court's rejection of implied preemption of pharmaceutical product liability in Wyeth v. Diana Levine (No. 06-1249, U.S. Sup.; 2009 U.S. LEXIS 1774), the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 18... Read More

District Court's Discretion To Award Attorneys' Fees Under ERISA After Hardt
Posted on 30 Sep 2011 by Barry L. Salkin

With respect to the exercise of discretion to award attorneys' fees under ERISA, what is the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hardt v. Reliance Std. Life Ins. Co. , 130 S. Ct. 2149 (U.S. 2010) [ enhanced version available to Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: Hurricane Sandy Doesn't Stop SEC From Filing Actions
Posted on 2 Nov 2012 by Thomas O. Gorman

In a week when the financial markets were shut for two days by hurricane Sandy, the Commission filed actions focused on insider trading, financial fraud, false advertising, and, in addition, a stop order proceeding. One insider trading case stems from... Read More

Abbey Spanier: Chipping Away at AT&T v. Concepcion
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Abbey Spanier

By Joshua Druckerman In Feeney v. Dell , we spotted a ray of hope piercing the clouds of the Supreme Court's holding in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion . In Concepcion , the Supreme Court struck a significant blow against the rights of consumers... Read More

High Court's Goodyear, McIntyre Rulings Limit Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturers
Posted on 19 Jul 2011 by johnlwatkins

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP On June 27, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued two decisions that limit the ability of U.S. courts to assert jurisdiction against foreign manufacturers if their contacts with... Read More

High Court Declines To Hear Tiffany’s Trademark Infringement Case Against Ebay
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by Mark Rogers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 29 declined to grant a petition for certiorari by Tiffany (NJ) Inc. in a case in which the high-end jeweler had accused online auction site eBay Inc. of trademark infringement ( Tiffany... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Jurisdiction For Fatal Bus Crash
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by Christopher Bauer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11 heard oral arguments regarding the proper jurisdiction for a tire manufacturer that produced a product that allegedly caused a fatal bus accident in France that killed a pair of North... Read More

Supreme Court Says ERISA Permits District Court To Reform Pension Plan
Posted on 16 May 2011 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on May 16 ruled that although Section 502(a)(1)(B) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act does not permit a district court to reform the terms of a pension plan, Section 502(a)(3) does authorize... Read More