Ambac Assurance Corporation v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. should interest all commercial litigators for a number of reasons.
We pull back the curtain on how various states handle these important contracts.
Be aware of what you're getting into before signing a large-chain franchise contract.
By Amanda E. Gordon
What exactly does "the usual course of business" mean in today's electronic world?
By Melissa M. Grand
A wide range of individuals can become prey to check fraud, including attorneys.
By Emily Lehmberg
The Panama Papers leak has brought attention to the role of lawyers in moving money offshore.
James Daily discusses the legal ethics issues raised by superhero attorneys such as Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil) and Jennifer Walters (aka She-Hulk). (52:23)
Clients, do you know what your law firm does with the data and documents it collected and created once the case is over or the engagement ends? Law firms, do you know what client data and documents you have and where they are? (53:00)
The Supreme Court’s First Decision on the Class Action Fairness Act: Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles
The Supreme Court has issued its first decision interpreting the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). In a unanimous decision, the Court held that, prior to certification, a named plaintiff’s stipulation that the putative class would not seek more than $5 million did not defeat jurisdiction under CAFA. (1:01:03)
Mock trials can be very expensive. Jury consultant Dr. Kelloir Smith discusses many of the benefits of hiring consultants—including cost savings vs. a mock trial. (06:25 min)
Marketing oneself is a must to build business. Maria Kreiter gives some best practices aimed at young lawyers to help develop their marketing plans. (07:12 min)
Trial experience is one of the most critical areas needed to effectively represent clients in litigation. More seasoned lawyers should encourage young lawyers to participate in trial as much as possible. Here are a few tips on how to do so. (06:25 min)
The Spring 2016 issue of the Business Torts Litigation newsletter is now available.