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Virginia Supreme Court holds that courts may not instruct juries that punitive damages are disfavored
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

The drafting of jury instructions on punitive damages presents unique challenges for defense lawyers. On the one hand, it is generally necessary to


Statutes of limitationsequitable tolling
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

The Supreme Court granted certiorari today in Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States, No. 14-510, which concerns the proper standard


Securities Exchange Act of 1934scope of federal jurisdiction
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

Section 27 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Act") provides that federal courts "shall have exclusive jurisdiction" over "violations of


Electronic discovery & information governance - tip of the month: big data 3: structured data in discovery and class certification
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

A large e-commerce company is facing a putative class action lawsuit in which the plaintiffs allege that the company posted misleading and deceptive


First Amendment and collective bargainingvalidity of agency-shop arrangements
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

In Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, 431 U.S. 209 (1977), the Supreme Court held that the First Amendment does not prohibit "agency shop"


ERISApreemption of state health-care reporting requirements
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2015

ERISA establishes uniform national standards and obligations for the fiduciaries of employee benefit plans. With certain exceptions, it preempts "any


Clean Air ActEPA’s consideration of costs in decision to regulate the emission of hazardous air pollutants by power plants
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2015

Section 112 of the Clean Air Act, as amended by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 7412), requires the Environmental Protection Agency


A matter of semantics: Validus Reinsurance invalidates foreign-to-foreign withholding
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2015

President Bill Clinton famously attempted to come to terms with the meaning of the verb "is" when he was caught engaging in hanky-panky at the White


Due process and equal protectionright of same-sex couples to marry
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2015

Two years ago, in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307, the United States Supreme Court invalidated Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act


Fair Housing Actdisparate-impact claims
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2015

Claims of discrimination based on race, sex, or other protected characteristics may rest on a claim of disparate treatment, which requires proof that