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Litigation Financing - A Primer for In-House Counsel
  • Hilgers Graben PLLC
  • USA
  • August 12 2016

It is a common refrain in legal departments all around the globe: how do we get enough money to do the things we need to do to protect the company

Turning Daubert on Its Head: Efforts to Banish Hypothesis Testing in Antitrust Class Actions
  • Edgeworth Economics
  • USA, Australia
  • July 19 2016

Plaintiffs in recent antitrust class actions have sought to exclude expert evidence and opinions offered by defendants’ expert economists with the

FDA issues draft guidance to update policy on categorizing investigational device exemption devices to assist CMS coverage decisions
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2016

The draft guidance will amend the FDA's 20-year-old policy for categorizing devices as experimental or nonexperimental based on initial questions of

FDIC votes on final rule that amends deposit insurance assessment of small banks
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2016

On April 26, the FDIC voted to approve a final rule that amends how small banks - those with less than $10 billion in total assets - are assessed for

Nutter bank report, June 2015
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

The FDIC is seeking public comments on a proposed rule that would change the way small banks are assessed for deposit insurance. Under the June 16

The anti-social network: Yahoo v. Facebook
  • Coats & Bennett PLLC
  • USA
  • March 21 2012

In quite an anti-social move, Yahoo has sued its former business partner Facebook for patent infringement.

Critique of study linking obesity to social networks buried in statistical journal
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2011

In 2007, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine generated widespread media coverage for its claims that obesity can be transmitted via social networks, such as friendship, familial relationship or marriage.

Eleventh Circuit deepens circuit split, holding that district courts must resolve Daubert challenges to experts before ruling on class certification
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • April 19 2011

In a recent unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that district courts must resolve Daubert challenges to expert testimony proffered in support of class certification before resolving a motion to certify the class.

A skeptical U.S. Supreme Court vigorously questions certification of a mammoth sex-discrimination class action lawsuit
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2011

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on Wal-Mart’s appeal of the Ninth Circuit’s en banc decision upholding the certification of a class action gender discrimination lawsuit in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

HHS proposes to allow state data mining for Medicaid fraud
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2011

On March 17, 2011, the OIG published a proposed rule that would allow State Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) to use federal matching funds to identify fraud through screening and analyzing State Medicaid claims data, a technique known as data mining.