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Noteworthy Trends from Cases Decided Under the Recently Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

USA - September 6 2016 The December 1, 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were designed to expedite substantive resolution of issues and curtail...

Carmen G. McLean, Jennifer Weiers FitzGerald, Elizabeth J. Marino, Irene Savanis Fiorentinos, Ashley F. Heintz.


Texas Federal Court Declines to Apply State Law Privilege in False Claims Act Case

USA - June 27 2016 The Eastern District of Texas reminded practitioners that it is an uphill battle to use a state law privilege as a shield in qui tam False Claims Act...

Jane W. Walker, J. Laurens Wilkes.


Antitrust Alert: Fifth Circuit Upholds Verdict Against Steel Manufacturer in Steel Distributors' Per Se Illegal Group Boycott

USA - December 18 2015 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $156 million jury verdict against a U.S. Gulf Coast steel manufacturer accused of conspiring with...

J. Bruce McDonald, Thomas R. Jackson, Joseph M. Cardosi.


Significant changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure expected to take effect December 1, 2015: practical implications and what litigators need to know

USA - September 25 2015 On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court approved and submitted to Congress proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ("FRCP" or...

Carmen G. McLean, Jennifer Weiers FitzGerald, Laura E. Ellsworth, Irene Savanis Fiorentinos, Ashley F. Heintz.


The new Texas two-step: Texas Supreme Court articulates evidence spoliation framework

USA - August 19 2014 Spoliation of evidence has, for some time, remained an important topic relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. Many companies...

Shawn Cleveland, Matthew D. Orwig, Robert A. Dahnke, Deborah Savarese Sloan, Scott Fletcher.