Litigation

 
 
  • A Divorce Lawyer’s $80M Malpractice Suit

    The former clients of divorce lawyer Mark Luttier include Bill Koch, rock and roll hall-of-famer Clarence Clemons, and more recently Florida oil executive Todd Kozel, founder and former CEO of Gulf Keystone Petroleum. Kozel, who established his...

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  • Best Practices When The Corporate Client Is Deposed

    Depositions of company employees are an increasingly important component of corporate litigation, and in major cases they can go on for hours, and even days. E-discovery, with its ability to access and categorize minutiae, has increased both...

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  • SEC Hits Mayweather, DJ Khaled, For Crypto-Coin Promotion

    Early in November the SEC issued a stern warning to investors: Be wary of paid endorsements “from artists, sports figures, or other icons” who may not know what they are talking about. Celebrities, the SEC said, “often...

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  • Internecine Climate-Denier Lawsuit Settles for $630K

    In a saga to warm the hearts of environmentalists everywhere, the board of directors of an aggressive climate-change skeptic group called the “Free Market Environmental Law Clinic” has been embroiled in a legal battle with its former...

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  • NRA, Said To Be In Financial Trouble, Settles Dispute Over Loss Of Insurance

    The National Rifle Association has settled with an insurance broker that had, under the terms of a consent agreement with the state of New York, ended its relationship with the group. The broker, Lockton Affinity, had been...

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  • Judge Tosses Wine Bar’s Suit Against Trump

    District Judge Richard J. Leon has dismissed a suit alleging that Donald Trump was using the presidency to bring customers into the downtown DC Trump International Hotel, which he owns but does not actively manage. The owners...

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  • Troll Calls Its Patents Worthless

    Shipping & Transit LLC (formerly known as Arrivalstar) has filed for bankruptcy. Although the company claimed to be a pioneer “of determining when something is arriving and being able to message that out,” its 34 patents related...

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  • Litigation Holds And The GDPR

    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) makes compliance with litigation holds more complicated. United States courts expect corporate litigants to properly preserve records and have issued severe sanctions in cases where they are not preserved. In...

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  • Biggest Shareholder Suit Ever?

    A lawsuit filed by New York attorney general Barbara Underwood does not allege that Exxon lied about what it understood regarding climate change, or that it bankrolled deniers, or that the company bears some responsibility for the...

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  • Don’t Be Blind-Sided By New Export Controls

    Cutting edge technologies tend to outrun government controls. This means that in recent years many commercial technical innovations, as long as they were not designed for military application and did not involve encryption technology, could be exported...

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