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Supreme Court Rejects Bare-Metal Defense in Products Liability Cases Under Maritime Law

USA - March 21 2019 On March 19, 2019, the United States Supreme Court took a middle-ground approach in deciding when, under federal maritime law, a "bare-metal"...

Sharon L. Caffrey, Alyson Walker Lotman, Andrew R. Sperl.

Supreme Court Rejects Bare-Metal Defense in Products Liability Cases Under Maritime Law

USA - March 21 2019 Although the Court's decision could have a significant impact on defendants whose bare-metal products were frequently used in maritime situations...

Sharon L. Caffrey, Alyson Walker Lotman, Andrew R. Sperl.

Supreme Court to Review Limitations on Appellate Extensions

USA - April 1 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in a case that will provide much needed clarity about the ability of district courts to extend appeal...

A judge’s perspective on interlocutory appeals

USA - April 23 2015 It is one thing to know the high standards that govern requests for discretionary interlocutory appeals. It is quite another to hear two federal...

The dangers of relying on ECF notices

USA - March 29 2015 Eighteen lawyers at two different law firms received ECF notifications of orders denying their client's post-judgment motions. But the ECF...