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Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 5 Aug 2018

Federal Court Scuttles Class Action Settlement Objectors’ Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Brought By Plaintiff Class Action Firm

In a lawsuit brought by a plaintiff class action firm alleging that objectors to class action settlements violated both RICO and Illinois state law by…
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Baker McKenzie | USA | 22 Nov 2017

District court denies Defendant's motion to dismiss on personal jurisdiction grounds, but refrains from exercising supplemental jurisdiction over Plaintiff's remaining state law claims after dismissing Plaintiff's only federal claim

Plaintiff Dandong Old North-East Agriculture & Animal Husbandry Co., Ltd. ("Dandong") sued its former executive, Gary Ming Hu, his ex-wife Yuhua Wang…
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Jackson Lewis PC | USA | 21 Nov 2017

Restaurant Supply Driver’s Federal FLSA Claims Shown the Exit Ramp on MSJ Ruling

Finding not a “scintilla” of evidence to support claims of minimum wage violations, a New York federal district court in Yu Sen Chen et al v. MG…
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Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 26 Oct 2017

Split Panel of the Sixth Circuit Holds that Written Policy Trumps Company’s Actual Practices

In Stein v. hhgregg, a split panel of the Sixth Circuit held that a written policy would trump the company’s actual practices. hhGregg employs retail…
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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 19 Oct 2017

Sixth Circuit (Mostly) Approves Commission Plan With Recoverable Draw

In many industries, sales are subject to ebbs and flows. Sometimes the fish are biting; sometimes they aren't. A common device that employers with…
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RPC | Hong Kong, United Kingdom | 13 Dec 2016

Mareva injunctions in aid of overseas proceedings

In an important recent judgment, the Court of Final Appeal clarified the general principles that underpin the exercise of the courts' discretion to grant Mareva injunction relief (freezing of assets) in aid of overseas court proceedings, pursuant to Section 21M of the High Court Ordinance (Cap 4). Following the outcome in the final appeal (and the overturning of the lower court judgment), the......
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Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 15 Jul 2016

Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Claim of an Improper Judgment Enforcement

Judge Chang held that the Court did not have jurisdiction over Plaintiff’s claims for return of monies seized from his PayPal account based upon a…
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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 28 Jun 2016

The New Federalization of Trade Secret Law - What You Should Know About the DTSA

On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) officially became law, creating for the first time a federal private civil cause of…
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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 28 Jun 2016

No Waiver of Forum Selection Clause Despite Filing Declaratory Judgment Action in Non-Selected Forum

Addressing waiver of a contractual forum selection clause, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court's enforcement of the…
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Cozen O'Connor | USA | 23 Jun 2016

New Weapon For Manufacturers: Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

On May 11, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”), which provides a federal civil cause of action to…
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