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U.S. Supreme Court: Plaintiffs May Not Piggyback Successive Class Actions Beyond Statute of Limitations

USA - June 17 2018 When does time run out on filing a class action? Under the U.S. Supreme Court's seminal decisions in American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah and...

C. Kevin Marshall, Sarah L. Levine, Geoffrey J. Ritts.


Supreme Court Rules on State Court Jurisdiction over Securities Act Lawsuits

USA - March 27 2018 In recent years, plaintiffs increasingly have challenged initial public offerings by filing securities class actions in state courts, especially...

Sarah L. Levine, Geoffrey J. Ritts, Marjorie P. Duffy.


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...

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


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...

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


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...

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