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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...

Joshua L. Fuchs, Shawn Cleveland, Matthew D. Orwig, Robert A. Dahnke, Deborah Savarese Sloan.


Supreme Court decision in Halliburton II affords welcome tool to defendants

USA - June 25 2014 On June 23, the United States Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317...

Michael L. Davitt, William S. Freeman, Robert W. Gaffey, Eric Landau, Peter J. Romatowski.


Godaddy.com, LLC v. Toups a Texas appellate court draws on IqbalTwombly to apply the new Texas rule on motions to dismiss

USA - May 13 2014 Historically, disposing of groundless claims at the pleading stage in Texas trial courts has been difficult. Absent clear grounds for dismissal based...

Thomas F. Allen Jr., Jeffrey L. Mills, Elizabeth G. Myers.


Delaware update: Supreme Court awards expectation damages for failure to negotiate in good faith

USA - July 9 2013 In a case involving the breach of an express obligation to negotiate a license in good faith based on a preexisting term sheet, the Delaware Supreme...

Michael L. Davitt, William S. Freeman, Robert A. Profusek, Philip Le B. Douglas, James P. Dougherty.


Delaware update: Court of Chancery upholds validity of board-adopted forum selection bylaws

USA - June 28 2013 In a highly anticipated decision, the Delaware Court of Chancery has upheld the validity of board-adopted forum selection bylaws. If upheld on...

William S. Freeman, Robert A. Profusek, Philip Le B. Douglas, Lyle G. Ganske, James P. Dougherty.