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Service of Process. Default Judgment. District court enters default judgment after Hong Kong-based defendants were served with papers personally.

USA - September 30 2018 In late 2017, Plaintiff Peter Kravitz, as Creditor Trustee (the "Trustee") of the Creditor Trust of Advance Watch Company Ltd., filed a complaint with...


NFL Forced to Play More Defense: Ninth Circuit Holds that Collective Bargaining Agreements Do Not Preempt NFL From Former Players’ Claims Brought under Theory of Direct Liability

USA - September 13 2018 On September 6, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California breathed fresh life into a case brought by a putative class of retired...


U.S.: Second Circuit affirms bankruptcy and district court decisions to deny motion to compel arbitration given the conflict between arbitration and the Bankruptcy Code.

USA - June 18 2018 Plaintiff was a credit card holder with Credit One Bank, N.A.’s predecessor (the “Bank”). On March 12, 2012, the Bank “charged off” Plaintiff’s...

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Arbitration. Enforcement of Arbitration Award. Attorneys' Fees. Seventh Circuit affirms enforcement of arbitration award and awards attorneys' fees against the appealing party for prolonging the litigation

USA - January 22 2018 In September 2012, Hyatt Franchising, LLC ("Hyatt") and Shen Zhen New World I ("Shen Zhen") entered into an agreement under which Shen Zhen committed...


A Game Of Inches: Seventh Circuit Says No To “Foot Long Subs” Class Action Settlement On Grounds That It Yields Fees For Class Counsel And Nothing For The Class

USA - September 20 2017 On August 25, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals offered a Stern reminder of its distaste for “hollow class-action settlements” that benefit...