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Ansa Assuncao LLP is a boutique law firm that advises and advocates on behalf of clients across the country. We measure our success by the…
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Ansa Assuncao LLP | USA | 12 May 2021

Drafting Or Enforcing A Liquidated Damages Provision? Make Sure The Amount Is Reasonably Proportionate.

Oftentimes, the “bite” of a liquidated damages provision is dictated by either the relative negotiating strength of the parties or by the failure of…
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Ansa Assuncao LLP | USA | 11 May 2021

Florida’s Non-Competition Statute Governs More Than Just Competition, and Pleading the Statute’s Factors as an Affirmative Defense Might Not Be Required

In an appellate opinion that starts with a discussion about an alleged breach of a real estate listing agreement, but then becomes focused on…
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Ansa Assuncao LLP | USA | 9 Apr 2021

Supreme Court Cuts Off an Attempt to Expand the TCPA's Autodialer Definition

On April 1, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Facebook, Inc. v Duguid, 592 U.S. __ (2021)1 interpreting the definition of an “automatic…
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Ansa Assuncao LLP | USA | 5 Apr 2021

A Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing: Why Pennsylvania Supreme Court Adoption of Strict Liability for Consumer Protection Law Catch-All Claims Poses No New Threat

Just over a month ago, in Gregg v. Ameriprise Fin., Inc., the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a 4-3 opinion settling the question of whether the…
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Ansa Assuncao LLP | USA | 30 Mar 2021

Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, et al.: Has the Test Changed for Specific Personal Jurisdiction Over Corporate Defendants?

On March 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its latest decision on a state court’s exercise of specific personal jurisdiction…
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Ansa Assuncao LLP | USA | 10 Mar 2021

Protecting a New Generation of Entrepreneurs Created by the Economic Dislocations of the Pandemic Against Predatory Piercing Claims: How New Jersey Can Respond

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are many. They include not just widespread disease resulting in the long-term illness and death of millions…
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Ansa Assuncao LLP | USA | 10 Mar 2021

Leave it to the Experts: A Review of Recent Pennsylvania Decisions & Standards Regarding Expert Testimony

In three recent decisions, Pennsylvania courts examined the role of the court during Frye proceedings, the opponent’s burden of proof when…
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Ansa Assuncao LLP | USA | 9 Mar 2021

The Future of the Sudden Emergency Doctrine in Pennsylvania: The Doctrine Remains Viable But It’s No Longer a Defense

Tort law in Pennsylvania recognizes that “sometimes injurious accidents are not caused by carelessness, but because events conspire to create a…
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Ansa Assuncao LLP | USA | 1 Mar 2021

When Insurers Collide: Can Exhaustion Turn into Improper Erosion?

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has had two occasions to face the legal complexities surrounding what is called “improper erosion”: the situation…
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Ansa Assuncao LLP | USA | 1 Mar 2021

Every Promise Has a Price to Pay: New Jersey Supreme Court Reaffirms Availability of Damages for Non-Contractual Promises

While “promises” and “contracts” may seem like distinctions without a difference to non-lawyers, civil litigators know better than to conflate the…
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