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Spring State Court Smorgasbord: Three Decisions Hostile To Arbitration
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2018

The focus today is recent state appellate court decisions on arbitration. Because there are an awful lot of them, I am going to divide them roughly

Multiple states pass bills addressing GAP waiver framework
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2018

On March 28, HB 4186, which amends the Code of West Virginia by adding a section related to guaranteed asset protection waivers (GAP waivers), became

Mississippi passes amendment concerning open-end credit finance charges
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2018

On March 15, the Mississippi governor signed House Bill 1338, which amends sections of the Mississippi Code by authorizing state chartered or

Federal Court in Mississippi Holds That Although Projects Were Constructed With Federal Funds, They Were Not “A Public Work of the Federal Government” and Therefore the Court Had No Jurisdiction Over a Subcontractor’s Claim Under the Miller Act, Where the United States Was Not a Contracting Party and the Projects Were Not Constructed on Federal Property
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2018

Triangle Construction Company, Inc. (“Triangle”) contracted with Mississippi Portfolio Partners III, LP (“Mississippi Partners”) to serve as the prime contractor on four apartment complex construction projects (the “Projects”) in Mississippi

Movin’ on Up: Fifth Circuit is Asked to Consider the Validity of the “Golden Share”
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2018

In our client alert dated September 14, 2016, we discussed the decision of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in In re

“Paid in Full” Wives’ Tale True? When Endorsing A Check, Yes Ma’am!
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2018

Long before I was an attorney, I heard this tale that if you endorsed a check that had the words “PAID IN FULL” written on the check, then you were

Defendants Beware: The Good, Bad and Unknown in the Mississippi Supreme Court’s New Standard for Determining Waiver of Affirmative Defenses in Pollan v. Wartak
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2018

On December 7, 2017, the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed a circuit court ruling that a plaintiff's survival claims were barred by the

Increase Proposed for Mississippi’s “Tobacco Equity Tax”
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2018

Pending before the Mississippi Legislature is House Bill 906, which, if enacted, would increase the “tobacco equity tax” applicable to cigarettes

Swindol v. Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • December 12 2017

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s recent decision in Swindol v. Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation casts new doubt on the enforceability

Licensors Beware: Substantial Participation in Design, Manufacture andor Distribution of Licensee’s Product May Impose Liability Under Apparent Manufacturers Doctrine (AMD)
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • November 10 2017

In a service-based economy, many industrial and consumer products are manufactured and sold through trademark licensing arrangements. Under these