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Court of Appeals holds California courts lack jurisdiction to compel non-resident corporate employees to appear in California for deposition

USA - October 31 2011 In an important ruling for corporations sued in California, the Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal in Toyota Motor Corporation v. Superior Court (July 27, 2011) No. B225393, held under Code of Civil Procedure section 1989 that trial courts lack jurisdiction to compel non-resident witnesses to appear for deposition in California

Voluntary parting and conversion exclusions bar coverage for aircraft theft and subsequent confiscation does not revive coverage

USA - September 20 2012 In St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. v. Luke Ready Air, LLC, No. 9:11-cv-80121, 2012 WL 3126356 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 1, 2012), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida held that an aircraft insurance policy’s “conversion” exclusion barred coverage for the disappearance of the insured’s aircraft in Mexico, despite the insured’s attempts to evade the exclusion by differentiating between a “theft” and a “conversion.”

Contractors need to maintain their worker's compensation insurance

USA - January 27 2012 Contractor's failure to maintain its workers' compensation coverage can have disastrous consequences

Admissibility of social security disability determination as evidence of causation in a civil suit

USA - June 18 2012 Counsel defending serious toxic exposure or personal injury claims are often faced with a determination by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that the plaintiff is disabled

Potential witness may testify that Wilpon and Katz knew of Madoff concerns

USA - March 6 2012 Deposition testimony of Noreen Harrington, a potential witness for Madoff trustee Irving Picard in the lawsuit he has brought against the New York Mets owners, indicates that Mets owner Saul Katz may have known about several concerns surrounding investments with Bernard L. Madoff

Are the Court’s Majority Opinions Getting Longer in Civil Cases (Part I)?

USA - September 6 2016 Today, we begin a new topic in our analysis of the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision making - the average length of the Court’s majority, special

Divided Illinois Supreme Court Holds No Property Disputes Between Ex-Domestic Partners

USA - August 24 2016 In Blumenthal v. Brewer, the Illinois Supreme Court was asked to overrule its thirty-seven year old decision in Hewitt v. Hewitt and hold that

Holding management responsible for failing banks

USA - December 18 2012 Regulators for banks within the U.S. and U.K. recently disclosed a plan for dealing with failing international banks

A Bank of New York Mellon subsidiary reaches $210 million Madoff investor settlement

USA - December 18 2012 A $210 million settlement has been reached in a civil lawsuit filed in 2010 by then New York Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, against a Bank of New York Mellon subsidiary, Ivy Asset Management

JP Morgan sues supervisor of “London whale”

USA - December 18 2012 JP Morgan disclosed that it filed an October 22, 2012 lawsuit in the U.K. against Javier Martin-Artajo, the former supervisor of trader Bruno Iksil