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Good faith participation in mediation: recent decisions in New York and California

USA - January 11 2012 In an effort to alleviate the growing congestion of court dockets around the country, judges increasingly require parties to engage in alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation, prior to trial

Contingency fees in England after April 2013

United Kingdom - October 24 2012 Beginning in April 2013, lawyers in England will be permitted to recover fees from the damages awarded to their clients

April 2016: EU Litigation Update

European Union, Germany - May 2 2016 In its Huawei v. ZTE decision (C-17013) of July 16, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) set out a new framework under which the owner of a

Multi-defendant joinder under the America Invents Act: much ado about nothing?

USA - December 19 2012 In September 2011, Congress passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA"), which implemented a number of changes to the U.S. patent system

Second Circuit clarifies “substantial assistance” standard for aiding and abetting liability in SEC enforcement actions

USA - October 24 2012 Section 20(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 allows the SEC, but not private litigants, to bring civil actions against aiders and abettors of securities fraud

Historic Mandamus Petition May Reduce Size of E.D. Tex. Patent Docket: In re TC Heartland LLC, Case No. 16-105 (Fed Cir. 2015)

USA - May 2 2016 Almost half the new patent cases filed in the 94 federal judicial districts in the United States in 2015 were filed in the Eastern District of Texas

April 2016: EU Litigation Update

European Union, Germany - May 2 2016 In its Huawei v. ZTE decision (C-17013) of July 16, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) set out a new framework under which the owner of a

April 2016: Insurance Litigation Update

USA - May 2 2016 The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), enacted in 1991, prohibits certain telephone solicitations conducted with automated systems. 47 U.S.C

Ninth Circuit Adopts California Rule Voiding Arbitration Provisions Barring Certain Representative Claims

USA - May 2 2016 In recent decisions, both the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the California Supreme Court have held that arbitration clauses barring

April 2016: ITC Litigation Update

USA - May 2 2016 Less than three months after its en banc decision in Suprema, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 796 F.3d 1338 (Fed. Cir. 2015), the Federal Circuit handed