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E-Discovery Can Be Costly - But Not Doing It Right Can Cost Much More
Posted on 3 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Say you have a fairly complex piece of litigation and you have a million documents to review. And let's be nostalgic and go with an entirely human solution. You have a group of $150-an-hour attorneys who can review each document in just 30 seconds... Read More

$26 Million Settlement Reached In Mortgage-Backed Securities Shareholder Class Action
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by Timothy Raub

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) Lead plaintiffs in a securities class action lawsuit against The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and others have agreed to settle their claims for more than $26 million, according to court documents filed July 31 in a New York federal... Read More

Mike Tyson’s Face Tattoo Artist Sues Over Reproduction In ‘Hangover 2’ — Free Download
Posted on 3 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

While in Las Vegas, S. Victor Whitmill applied an original tattoo to the side of boxer Mike Tyson's face. Mr. Whitmill registered a copyright in the tattoo, and Mike Tyson signed a release acknowledging that all artwork, sketches, drawings and photographs... Read More

Family Planning Clinic Infringement Lawsuit Attacks Anti-Abortionist's Use Of Copyrighted Material With Graphic Images - FREE DOWNLOAD
Posted on 23 May 2011 by Travis Burchart

On May 12, Northland Family Planning Clinic, Inc. filed a copyright action against the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR). Northland provides reproductive health care to women, including abortions. The CBR, a California non-profit, opposes abortions... 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

Are Facebook And MySpace Messages Subject To Discovery?
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by Doug Cornelius

In the recent case of Crispin v. Audigier , a California judge ruled that Facebook and MySpace messages that aren't publicly available are protected information under the Stored Communications Act, and therefore can't be subpoenaed for use in... Read More

Social Media And E-Discovery: New Tools And New Challenges
Posted on 24 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Nadine Weiskopf For litigation professionals, the social media explosion is more than a cultural phenomenon; it is simultaneously creating unprecedented opportunities and challenges in the pursuit of electronic evidence. This white paper discusses... 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

Prominent Auto Industry Attorney John W. Forehand Joins Kurkin Brandes LLP
Posted on 30 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI — Prominent Tallahassee-based franchise attorney John W. Forehand has joined Miami’s Kurkin Brandes LLP as a partner. The firm, which currently represents auto dealerships throughout Florida and other states as well, has been renamed... Read More

BP Oil Spill Litigation Law Firm Wesley J. Farrell Becomes Farrell & Patel
Posted on 18 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - The Law Firm of Wesley J. Farrell has announced that Ricky K. Patel has been named partner, and the firm will now be known as Farrell & Patel Attorneys at Law. The firm currently represents 600 hotels and other Gulf Coast businesses negatively... Read More

McGuireWoods Adds Complex Commercial Litigator Brooks Gresham In Los Angeles
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - McGuireWoods LLP, a full-service top 100 law firm, has announced that Brooks Gresham has joined the firm's Los Angeles office as a partner with the Complex Commercial Litigation group. Gresham has extensive experience in class action... Read More

Steve Berman Appointed In Consolidated Toyota Litigation
Posted on 25 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - U.S. District Judge James V. Selna of the Central District of California on May 14 appointed class action lawyer Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman , to co-lead counsel in the massive multi-district litigation against... Read More

Massive Toyota Litigation Keeps Its Ties To Arizona Attorney With Hagens Berman
Posted on 25 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - Rob Carey, a Phoenix attorney and former chief assistant attorney general, will continue to play a key role in the massive multidistrict litigation against Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. after U.S. District Judge James V. Selna of the Central District... Read More