General Civil Litigation. Legal news and articles for December 25 - 31, 2014

Law Tribune Seeks Entries for Litigation Departments of the Year AwardsUFC Hires Powerful New York Law Firm in Antitrust Lawsuit DefenseAn Alternative to Contentious Family Law LitigationCredit Suisse Ruling Helps Preserve Martin Act's ReachShortcut Verdicts, Europeanized Mediation System; Swifter Dispute Resolutions...Credit Suisse Ruling Helps Preserve Martin Act's ReachInternet Use Can Reduce Mass-Tort Litigation DifficultiesAn Alternative to Contentious Family Law LitigationChicago pension reform litigation extends to second city fundChicago pension reform litigation extends to second city fundChicago pension reform litigation extends to second city fundChicago pension reform litigation extends to second city fundApplying Non-US Law in Commercial DisputesApplying Non-US Law in Commercial DisputesLitigation: High Stakes in the Courtroom

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Product Warnings Litigation: Fixing What's Wrong
New York Law Journal (registration)December 6, 2014

A law review article by professors Aaron D. Twerski and James A. Henderson Jr. is about to be published in the Indiana Law Journal, and it merits serious attention by the bench and litigation bar. Provocatively titled, "Fixing Failure to Warn," the ...more »

Law Tribune Seeks Entries for Litigation Departments of the Year Awards
Connecticut Law TribuneDecember 11, 2014

We will recognize Connecticut's top litigation departments in a wide range of categories. Overall awards will be given to the top large Connecticut law firm, the top small firm and the top Connecticut office of an out-of-state firm. Additionally ...more »

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Law Tribune Seeks Entries for Litigation Departments of the Year Awards
Connecticut Law TribuneDecember 31, 2014

We will recognize Connecticut's top litigation departments in a wide range of categories. Overall awards will be given to the top large Connecticut law firm, the top small firm and the top Connecticut office of an out-of-state firm. Additionally ...more »

UFC Hires Powerful New York Law Firm in Antitrust Lawsuit Defense
Yahoo SportsDecember 31, 2014

Gore, and the National Football League's defense against the antitrust litigation initiated by the NFL Players Association. The firms filing the suits on behalf of the fighters include the Joseph Saveri Law Firm; Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC ...more »

An Alternative to Contentious Family Law Litigation
Connecticut Law TribuneDecember 30, 2014

Both mediation and arbitration offer effective alternatives to contentious and protracted litigation of family matters. Each process provides counsel an opportunity to guide their clients to a forum for resolution of their financial and custodial ...more »

Credit Suisse Ruling Helps Preserve Martin Act's Reach
Commercial Litigation InsiderDecember 30, 2014

Editor's Note: A version of this article first appeared in New York Commercial Litigation Insider's sibling publication, The Litigation Daily. The CLI summary of this decision can be read here. In refusing to toss a multibillion-dollar fraud lawsuit...more »

Shortcut Verdicts, Europeanized Mediation System; Swifter Dispute Resolutions...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)December 30, 2014

Countries consider mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method to their existing judicial systems. The reason for introducing this new alternative dispute resolution is to reduce the workload of the existing judicial institutions and also to ...more »

Credit Suisse Ruling Helps Preserve Martin Act's Reach
The Am Law Litigation DailyDecember 30, 2014

In refusing to toss a multibillion-dollar fraud lawsuit against Credit Suisse AG last week, New York Supreme Court Judge Marcy Friedman didn't just disappoint the bank and its lawyers at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. The judge also poured coal in the ...more »

Internet Use Can Reduce Mass-Tort Litigation Difficulties
Connecticut Law TribuneDecember 29, 2014

Product-liability and toxic-tort causes of action may be predicated on negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty or various consumer protection claims. Most product-liability laws are determined at the state level and therefore vary from state ...more »

An Alternative to Contentious Family Law Litigation
Connecticut Law TribuneDecember 29, 2014

Both mediation and arbitration offer effective alternatives to contentious and protracted litigation of family matters. Each process provides counsel an opportunity to guide their clients to a forum for resolution of their financial and custodial ...more »

Chicago pension reform litigation extends to second city fund
WHBL SheboyganDecember 29, 2014

16 by a coalition of labor unions against Chicago's municipal pension fund. An Illinois ... Richard Prendergast, an attorney representing Chicago, told Novak that pertinent legal issues were not aired in Sangamon County court, including contractual...more »

Chicago pension reform litigation extends to second city fund
WHTCDecember 29, 2014

That lawsuit followed one filed Dec. 16 by a coalition of labor unions against Chicago's municipal pension fund. An Illinois law enacted earlier this year for the two funds requires higher worker contributions and limits cost-of-living increases for ...more »

Chicago pension reform litigation extends to second city fund
ReutersDecember 29, 2014

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Litigation seeking to derail changes to Chicago public worker pensions on constitutional grounds ensnared a second city retirement system on Monday. Attorney Clint Krislov said he filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on ...more »

Chicago pension reform litigation extends to second city fund
ReutersDecember 29, 2014

CHICAGO Dec 29 (Reuters) - Litigation seeking to derail changes to Chicago public worker pensions on constitutional grounds ensnared a second city retirement system on Monday. Attorney Clint Krislov said he filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court ...more »

Applying Non-US Law in Commercial Disputes
Commercial Litigation InsiderDecember 29, 2014

As a matter of policy and statute, New York courts enforce the selection, by one or more foreign parties, of the application of New York law to substantial commercial disputes, even where the applicable contract bears no other connection to New York.more »

Applying Non-US Law in Commercial Disputes
Commercial Litigation InsiderDecember 29, 2014

As a matter of policy and statute, New York courts enforce the selection, by one or more foreign parties, of the application of New York law to substantial commercial disputes, even where the applicable contract bears no other connection to New York.[1 ...more »

Litigation: High Stakes in the Courtroom
The National Law Journal (registration)December 25, 2014

Federal magistrate judges pushed back against prosecutors' search warrants for electronic information, raising questions about how to balance the vast amount of new information available to law enforcement against the Fourth Amendment's protections.more »

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