Opting Out of A Class Action

Corporations are typically class action defendants, but in some kinds of class actions they may be plaintiffs. As such they generally are distinct from […]

Fee Awards in Arbitration

The usual rule in litigation in the United States is that a losing party is not obligated to pay the prevailing party’s attorneys’ fees. […]

Litigation As A Tool of Economic Development

Government at all levels is cash-strapped and mired in debt. In response, state and local governments often initiate a series of “economic development” measures, […]

How Matter Management Works for Legal Departments

Legal departments have a clear and compelling business case for using technology as a means to increase efficiency and productivity. Matter management technologies allow […]

Little Guidance For Lower Courts In FTC v. Actavis

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in FTC v. Actavis, Inc., a decision that will have significant ramifications for the pharmaceutical […]

General Counsel Must Address Cyber-Security

Preparing for cyber-attacks is now a critical part of overall risk management. The scope of cyber-threats and their potential impact on everything from corporate […]

Tech E&O Insurance 101

This article is a Q&A primer on technology errors and omissions insurance, or “Tech E&O.” A standard commercial general liability policy does not cover […]

IP Systems in Canada and the U.S. Are Similar But Not Identical

The intellectual property systems of Canada and the United States are so similar that the differences can easily be overlooked. This article highlights 10 […]

Audit Committee Responsibilities and the Risk of Restatement

Accounting judgments about revenue recognition, accruing losses and assessing fair value are principally the responsibility of management. A company’s audit committee functions in an […]

Financial Consequences of Play-Or-Pay Health Care Mandate

For employers, the most important provision in the Affordable Care Act will be the play-or-pay mandate. It requires employers with the equivalent of 50 […]