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First Circuit confirms jurisdiction over Canadian company

USA - November 20 2014 The First Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that Massachusetts courts have long-arm jurisdiction over a Canadian company "where the parties'...

Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer, Marc E. Shelley.

SCOTUS says imperfect statement of legal theory not ground for dismissal

USA - November 20 2014 In a per curiam ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has summarily reversed the Fifth Circuit's dismissal of claims filed by Mississippi police...

Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer, Marc E. Shelley.

Tenth Circuit rules two CAFA exceptions inapplicable to employee benefits class action

USA - November 20 2014 The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that neither the state-action provision nor the local-controversy exception to the Class Action...

Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer, Marc E. Shelley.

Circuit splits generate commentarypart I

USA - November 20 2014 "I have been critical of Sixth Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton for creating a Circuit split on the SSM single-sex marriage cases. Specifically, I...

Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer, Marc E. Shelley.

CPSC responds to Zen Magnets’ motion to dismiss

USA - November 20 2014 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has urged an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to deny the motion to dismiss filed by Zen Magnets...

Simon Castley, Walter L. Cofer, Marc E. Shelley.