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Important U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Clarifies Proper Pursuit of Debt in Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2017

Debt collectors scored a win on Monday when the United States Supreme Court ruled that pursuing stale debt is not a violation of the Fair Debt

Tenth Circuit rules on religious accommodations under Title VII
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2013

Why it matters: Taking the pressure off of employers in the Tenth Circuit, the decision makes clear that the burden rests on an applicant or employee

Out with the old, in with the new: the JVCA changes rules governing removal, jurisdiction and venue
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

The Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 (JVCA), P.L. 112- 63, took effect in January 2012.

A circuit split on class certification in securities fraud cases
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2011

The Ninth Circuit joined the Third and the Seventh in concluding that at the class certification stage plaintiffs in a securities fraud damage action need not prove materiality to utilize the fraud-on-the market.

Supreme Court strikes down Vermont prescriber privacy law
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2011

On June 23, 2011, in a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled in IMS Health Inc. v. Sorrell that a Vermont law that prohibited the sale of prescriber-identifiable data to drug companies was an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment right to free speech.

Supreme Court rules loss causation need not be proven at class certification
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2011

On June 6, 2011, the U.S Supreme Court ruled that plaintiffs in securities fraud actions do not need to prove loss causation at the class certification stage.

Halliburton: US Supreme Court resolves circuit split on loss causation
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • June 16 2011

In Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co. (No. 09-1403), the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and held that a securities fraud plaintiff need not establish “loss causation,” i.e., that the defendant’s alleged misrepresentation caused the plaintiff an economic loss, in order to obtain class certification.

Supreme Court reverses Fifth Circuit by ruling that securities fraud plaintiffs need not prove loss causation to obtain class certification
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2011

On June 6, 2011, the United States Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, narrowly held that plaintiffs need not show loss causation to certify a class in Section 10(b) securities fraud class actions.

Supreme Court to consider circuit split on proof of loss causation at the class certification stage
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • April 22 2011

Conflicting opinions in the past two years from the Second, Fifth, and Seventh Circuits have created uncertainty regarding the extent to which, in a private action under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, a plaintiff who invokes the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance must prove loss causation at the class certification stage in order to be able to proceed on behalf of a class.

Ninth Circuit holds application for copyright registration sufficient for initiation of infringement suit
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2010

A copyright registration is the required ticket for starting an infringement lawsuit in federal court, under 17 USC 411.