General Civil Litigation. Legal news and articles for January 18 - 31, 2013

Litigation report sees focus on social media and wage-hour casesUK to reform competition litigation regime and introduce opt-out class actionsNew Jersey Family Attorney Samuel J. Stoia Opens Family Law Litigation Office ...Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor Report Investigating Sale to Intermedia ...Forecasting the Big Litigation Trends for 2013Forecasting the Big Litigation Trends for 2013Law Firm Wins Dismissal of Suit by Client Whose Litigation Loans Ate Up ...Scarab Consulting Adds Litigation Support Expert to Serve Corporate and Law...Faegre Adds Litigation AttorneyDesign Patent Litigation: Notice Pleading Requirements Remain LowAFH Issues Statement in Response to its Litigation with Emmaus Life Sciences ...Judge overrules defense objections in legal dispute case, allows litigation to ...Improving Appellate Review of Commercial Division LitigationUrgent need for new litigation approach6 Reasons to Insource Litigation Support

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Design Patent Litigation: Notice Pleading Requirements Remain Low
Patently-OJanuary 28, 2013

When his patent issued, Hall sued BB&B as well as Nachemin and other executives for design patent infringement and a number of state-law business claims such as, false advertising, misappropriation, and unfair competition. U.S. Design Patent No. D596 ...more »

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Litigation report sees focus on social media and wage-hour cases
Thomson Reuters News & InsightJanuary 31, 2013

Jan 31 (Reuters) - While the National Labor Relations Board has given notice that it will focus on social media in the workplace, the relevant law is far from completely defined, Crowell & Moring said in its Litigation Forecast for 2013. According to ...more »

UK to reform competition litigation regime and introduce opt-out class actions
Lexology (registration)January 31, 2013

On 29 January 2013 the UK Government's department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published the Government's response (the Response) to its 2012 Consultation on options for reform of the private actions regime to compensate victims of ...more »

New Jersey Family Attorney Samuel J. Stoia Opens Family Law Litigation Office ...
PR Web (press release)January 31, 2013

Attorney Samuel J. Stoia has recently announced the opening of his Morristown, New Jersey law office located at 6 Dumont Place, Morristown, New Jersey 07960. The Stoia Law firm will focus on Family and Domestic law matters with a concentration on ...more »

Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor Report Investigating Sale to Intermedia ...
Equities.comJanuary 31, 2013

Powers Taylor is a boutique litigation law firm that handles a variety of complex business litigation matters, including claims of investor and stockholder fraud, shareholder oppression, shareholder derivative suits, and security class actions ...more »

Forecasting the Big Litigation Trends for 2013
Connecticut Law TribuneJanuary 31, 2013

“More and more corporations ask us for forward-looking information about litigation, not an encyclopedic survey of cases,” said Mark Klapow, a partner in Crowell's litigation group in Washington, D.C., who conceptualized and edited the 24-page report.more »

Forecasting the Big Litigation Trends for 2013
Corporate CounselJanuary 30, 2013

Kent Gardiner, chairman of the law firm, explains in the report why its practical look at important litigation trends is a good resource for legal departments. “In-house lawyers need to know more than ever to succeed, both about their clients and about ...more »

Law Firm Wins Dismissal of Suit by Client Whose Litigation Loans Ate Up ...
Bloomberg BNAJanuary 30, 2013

A trial court in Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 3 threw out a malpractice complaint against a law firm in which a personal injury client claimed that his lawyers failed to warn him that the litigation financing agreements he made with third parties might consume ...more »

Scarab Consulting Adds Litigation Support Expert to Serve Corporate and Law...
PR Newswire (press release)January 28, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scarab Consulting, leading provider of litigation and investigation discovery services today announced it has hired Robert Hooker as Senior Litigation Consultant at Scarab Consulting. In this role, Hooker ...more »

Faegre Adds Litigation Attorney
Law Week ColoradoJanuary 28, 2013

Before joining the Colorado Attorney General's Office, Tannenbaum was in general private practice, where he handled both civil and criminal litigation, and served as staff attorney and staff director for the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver.more »

Design Patent Litigation: Notice Pleading Requirements Remain Low
Patently-OJanuary 28, 2013

When his patent issued, Hall sued BB&B as well as Nachemin and other executives for design patent infringement and a number of state-law business claims such as, false advertising, misappropriation, and unfair competition. U.S. Design Patent No. D596 ...more »

AFH Issues Statement in Response to its Litigation with Emmaus Life Sciences ...
PR Newswire (press release)January 25, 2013

The Firm offers "big-firm know how" while maintaining a level of individual service most large law firms cannot. The firm was established to offer our clients an effective and efficient alternative to the large, institutional law firm, and to provide a ...more »

Judge overrules defense objections in legal dispute case, allows litigation to ...
The Pennsylvania RecordJanuary 24, 2013

been filed by the defendants in a legal dispute involving a Philadelphia law firm that is suing a Delaware-based limited liability corporation and its principals. The case dates back to March of last year when attorneys with Cohen, Seglias, Pallas ...more »

Improving Appellate Review of Commercial Division Litigation
New York Law Journal (registration)January 22, 2013

The Taskforce on Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century issued its report in June 2012,1 in which it emphasized that "the quality, reliability and visibility of the Commercial Division are essential to assuring the vitality of our State in the 21st ...more »

Urgent need for new litigation approach
The National Law JournalJanuary 19, 2013

Just as companies can implement a systems-based approach to manufacturing, sales and other business functions, general counsel can implement a system for managing legal cases, with an eye toward avoiding litigation and its attendant costs at the ...more »

6 Reasons to Insource Litigation Support
Law.comJanuary 18, 2013

However, for many firms (like Reed Smith), keeping select litigation support services in-house, aka insourcing, can provide substantial benefits and cost savings to corporate clients. In today's legal landscape, law firms are constantly looking for ...more »

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