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Federal Judge Upholds $368 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple, Inc.
Posted on 28 Feb 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, Texas Federal District Judge Leonard Davis denied Apple, Inc.'s motion for post-trial relief from a substantial verdict that had been awarded to plaintiff VirnetX in November of 2012 ( VirnetX, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc... Read More

Will the Calls Ever Stop? Telephone Consumer Protection Act Offers Help
Posted on 31 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

When the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 was enacted, it offered a means to counter the actions of both telemarketers and aggressive collection agencies. By placing limitations on robo-calls, the Act gave consumers potential for relief from... 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

William A. Ruskin: After Comcast v. Behrend: What's Next?
Posted on 5 Dec 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin How have courts interpreted, utilized and/or limited the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last term in Comcast v. Behrend? In a webinar presented by the International Association of Defense Counsel on Wednesday, December 11, 2013... 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

Florida Jury Hears Openings In Suit By Family Of Smoker Who Died Of Lung Cancer (Watch The Opening Statements Video Excerpts)
Posted on 27 Jul 2015 by Maureen McGuire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — (Mealey’s) Trial got under way with opening statements on July 22 in a suit alleging that a woman’s death from lung cancer was caused by her 52 years of smoking cigarettes manufactured by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco... Read More

In Re Novell, Inc. Shareholder Litigation: Delaware Court Denies Interim Application For Fees In Class Action
Posted on 13 Sep 2011 by Francis G.X. Pileggi

In Re Novell, Inc. Shareholder Litigation , Cons. C. A. No. 6032-VCN (Del. Ch. Aug. 30, 2011). Read letter ruling here . Issue Addressed: Whether interim application for fees in class action should be deferred as premature. Short Answer: Yes. ... Read More

Abbey Spanier On Cy Pres Distributions Of Class Action Settlement Funds
Posted on 24 Jan 2012 by Abbey Spanier

By Stephanie Amin-Giwner When large class actions are settled, money often remains in the settlement fund even after one or more distributions to class members because some class members either cannot be located or decline to file a claim. Courts and... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Comcast Corp. v. Behrend Decision Levels Class Action Playing Field
Posted on 15 May 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin The Foley Hoag Product Liability Update is a good source of information concerning developments in product liability and related law for product manufacturers and sellers. Published quarterly, the Update is prepared under the aegis... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 2nd Circuit Says Online Agreement Did Not Bind Plaintiffs To Subsequent Arbitration Provision
Posted on 2 Nov 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Alan S. Kaplinsky and Mark J. Levin Although much attention has been paid in the past few years to the enforceability of class action waivers in consumer arbitration agreements, a recent federal appeals court opinion is a stark reminder that there... Read More

Securities Class Action Lawsuits Against Life Sciences Companies Rose In 2012
Posted on 22 Mar 2013 by Kevin M. LaCroix

The number of securities class action lawsuits filed against life sciences companies rose in both absolute and relative terms in 2012, according to a March 20, 2013 memorandum by David Kotler of the Dechert law form entitled "Survey of Securities... Read More