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New Jury Imposes Disproportionate Punitive Award In AbbVie Retrial
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • April 19 2018

Only three months after AbbVie obtained a retrial of a case in which a jury had imposed $150 million in punitive damages without awarding any

When MDL Judges Come To Visit
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2018

We wrote a post not too long ago recommending that MDL defendants seriously consider limiting so called “Lexecon (read the prior post if you don’t

Louisiana Supreme Court Wades Into Punitive Damages In Maritime Context
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • April 2 2018

Louisiana generally does not permit punitive damages. But if an accident happens on navigable waters, and the plaintiff brings a claim under federal

Eleventh Circuit Upholds EEOC Verdict Challenging Employer’s Policy Favoring Current Employees For Open Positions
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2018

In EEOC v. Exel, Inc., No. 14-11007, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 6629 (11th Cir. Mar. 16, 2018) (available here), the Eleventh Circuit considered and

Remember: Pregnant Employees Are Entitled to Reasonable Accommodations Too!
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2018

It should come as no surprise that employers must treat pregnant employees just like everyone else when it comes to reasonable accommodations. We’ve

Copyright year in review - 2017
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 21 2018

This article highlights noteworthy Canadian copyright law decisions and developments from 2017

FINRA Explores Options Aimed at Encouraging the Payment of Arbitration Awards and Settlements
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2018

While typically there is a relatively small portion of FINRA customer cases that proceed to an award of damages, approximately one out of every four

Is Your Short Term Disability (STD) Covered by ERISA?
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2018

Generally, ERISA covers any plan, fund, or program that provides sickness, accident, or disability benefits. This would include all short term

3 Steps to Protect Trade Secrets Under the DTSA
  • Dickinson Wright
  • USA
  • March 14 2018

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) was a breath of fresh air for many companies that rely on trade secrets as part of their business model. Under the

California judge limits plaintiffs’ ability to seek certain punitive damages in internet data breach
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2018

On March 9, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California partially granted a motion to dismiss limiting plaintiffs’ ability to seek