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Using Contracts to Avoid Problematic Jurisdictions and Unfavorable Law

USA - May 24 2021 For far too long, companies facing consumer and product liability litigation have relied solely on personal jurisdiction doctrine to try avoiding…

Margaret A. Bowman, Travis C. Gunn, Andrew F. Gann Jr, Courtney C. Shytle

State Environmental Enforcement Policies During COVID-19 and Response to EPA “Discretion” Policy

USA - April 2 2020 On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it may ease enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the…

Charles D. Case, Gregory Hinojosa Evans, David A. Franchina, Katie G. Gregory, D. Bowen Heath, Eugene E. Mathews III, Andrew F. Gann Jr, L. Preston Bryant, Jr., Sylvia Macon Kastens, Samuel O. Lumpkin, Alicia C. O'Brien, W. Dixon Snukals, Heather Nixon Stevenson

Georgia Supreme Court Ruling “in tension” with SCOTUS precedent on personal jurisdiction

USA - September 23 2021 Many states have statutes establishing that, as a condition of registering to do business in a state, a foreign corporation consents to general…

Margaret A. Bowman, Travis C. Gunn, Andrew F. Gann Jr, Davis M. Walsh

From Mass to Class: Freeman v. Grain Processing Corporation

USA - May 25 2017 Over the past two decades, large agricultural operations have become a popular target for plaintiffs’ attorneys. Bringing claims under common law…

Florida Court Awards No Compensatory Damages ... But $1 M Punitive

USA - June 3 2019 “Punitive damages pose an acute danger of arbitrary deprivation of property.” -Honda Motor Co. v. Oberg, 512 U.S. 415, 432 (1994) A recent case from…

Davis M. Walsh