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U.S. Supreme Court provides clear guidance and formidable tools for parties seeking to enforce contractual forum-selection clauses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2013

On December 3, 2013, the Supreme Court issued an important ruling for companies that routinely conduct business in multiple venues across the


Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court expands consumer zip code privacy protection in Tyler v. Michaels Stores
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2013

In a closely watched case with a somewhat unexpected result, the highest Massachusetts court decided in Tyler v. Michaels Stores that zip codes are


United States Supreme Court rejects presumption of prudence for stock-drop case
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2014

In a highly anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court held that fiduciaries of employee stock ownership plans ("ESOPs") are not entitled


First Circuit remands D&O coverage dispute for allocation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2010

Reversing a district court holding to the contrary, the First Circuit has declared that Massachusetts public policy does not prohibit D&O carriers from insuring against damages allegedly incurred by one class of shareholders as a result of an unfair benefit conferred on another class of shareholders


False advertising class action against Best Buy "Price Match" policy going forward in New York
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2011

On September 15, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon refused to decertify a class of New York consumers who are complaining about Best Buy's price matching policy, despite Best Buy's arguments that the Supreme Court's recent decision in Walmart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), required decertification


Delaware Supreme Court may uphold expansion of the potential liability of independent directors
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2009

This summer, the Delaware Chancery Court arguably expanded the potential liability of independent directors of Delaware corporations by declining to grant summary judgment in favor of non-conflicted, independent directors that had allegedly accepted a buyout offer without performing standard due diligence about the fairness of the deal


Supreme Court issues two major decisions on state courts’ exercise of jurisdiction over foreign corporations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2011

In a pair of decisions announced at the end of June, the Supreme Court attempted to clarify the constitutional limitations on the exercise of jurisdiction by state courts on foreign corporations


New York adopts Delaware’s “Tooley Test” for distinguishing between derivative and direct actions
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2012

The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, issued a ruling this past week in which it adopted a “clear approach” for determining the difference between direct and derivative claims


Recent upsurge of Massachusetts class actions on merchant zip code collection
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2013

There has been a flurry of class actions filed in the last six months against retailers in Massachusetts alleging improper collection of ZIP codes


Class dismissed: ZIP code collection lawsuit in D.C.
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2014

A District of Columbia federal court recently dismissed a putative class action brought against two retailers for collecting customers' ZIP codes in