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Forgo experts at your own peril
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2015

A recent ruling by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida is a good reminder that experts are not only useful in

Understanding the enforceability of your liquidated-damages clause
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2016

On Feb. 24, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court in the case of Piketon v. Boone Coleman Constr. Inc., Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-628, reaffirmed the

Wood laminate flooring design “not a slavish copy of nature”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

Addressing the copyrightability of a laminate flooring design depicting maple planks, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit held that the

Construction and design claims: beware of the statute of limitations and repose
  • Jimerson & Cobb P.A.
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

Contractors, developers, owners, and anyone involved in the construction and design industry must be aware of the time periods for bringing suit to

Bailment: retaining funds received from a bankrupt bailee is not a slam dunk
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

A debtor sold cattle for the account of a cattle producer and then remitted the proceeds to the producer. A chapter 7 trustee sought to recover the

Indiana court nixes requests for reinsurance and reserves
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

Early last month a federal court in Indianapolis barred a policyholder from seeking the claims and underwriting files of the defendant carrier’s

Federal trial court addresses the use of the engineer’s standard of care as a contract term
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2015

Ohio Revised Code 2305.09(D) establishes the time limitation for suing somebody for most types of negligence (i.e. "tort") as four years. That raises

7th Circuit rules that title insurer is not liable for construction liens resulting from lender’s failure to fund
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2015

The 7th Circuit has ruled that a lender is not insured by a title company for liens that arise after a construction loan became significantly out of

Criteria for establishing reasonable attorney's fees under Alabama Prompt Pay Act
  • Sirote & Permutt PC
  • USA
  • May 22 2015

In this week's Alabama Law Weekly Update, we bring you a case from the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals addressing recovery of attorney's fees under

Agencies should evaluate bids in light of their budgets and what they might reasonably afford
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2015

In a recent decision, a bid protestor was vindicated after the Missouri Department of Veteran Affairs considered a full package of bid options and