Suggested methods to increase participation of diverse citizens.
The doctrine does not apply to communications between participants in corporate transactions.
Does public policy motivated by consumer protection necessarily call for the elimination of the VPD, despite its useful applications?
By John T. Bender
It can be a major barrier to shareholders seeking to recoup individual losses from falling stock prices caused by corporate mismanagement.
By Donald H. Tucker Jr. and Clifton L. Brinson
Recent Delaware decisions and novel corporate bylaws may rein in—but won't eliminate—merger lawsuits.
By John A. Sensing and Andrew H. Sauder
Significant misconduct is likely required to find scienter by a financial advisor.
Despite a long history of the opposite, Mitzi Shannon argues that in many situations not deposing the opposition's expert witnesses before the trial is the correct strategy for you and your clients. (07:19 min)
Listen as Mike Cochran examines Utility Save v. Miele with an eye toward the Doctrine of Inevitable Disclosure. (4:46 min)
Professor and longtime expert witness Jennifer Vanderhart describes three recent cases involving RAND royalties and how they may impact your clients in the future. (8:02 min)
Presented by the Commercial & Business Litigation Committee, co-sponsored by the Expert Witnesses Committee
Experts play a significant role in the ultimate outcome of many cases. A litigator's choice of its expert and interactions between the lawyer and expert may be critical to achieving a favorable outcome. This Roundtable will explore the process of selecting and working with an expert. The panelists will address what they consider when selecting an expert, how potential experts are "vetted," and the client's role in the selection of the expert. The panelists will also discuss their expectations and experiences in working with an expert after retention, the role the expert may play in discovery, and problems they have encountered with their experts. (59:30 min)
Presented by the Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee
Today's attorneys face a multitude of recent rulings both approving and denying approval of proposed class action settlements. Often the denials are as a result of ethical issues or fee issues identified by the Court. In this call, we will discuss the ethical concerns and suggested guidelines of how best to navigate the settlement waters. (1:00:43 min)
A highlight on the firm's work with the ABA's Military Pro Bono Project.
The firm volunteers their time to represent military personnel and their families.
Registration for Use and Discovery of Consent Decrees, Bank Exam Reports, and Third-Party Customer Information in Civil Banking Litigation is now open.
Our committee will have a new slate of subcommittee chairs and other leaders as of September 1, 2016. If you'd like to be appointed to one of these positions, please let CBL cochairs Mike Cochran and Jack Brady know.
Boasting 900-plus members and counting, the committee's LinkedIn page has rapidly developed into a lively forum for debate and discussion. Read more.
The committee's monthly calls are typically held at 3 p.m. ET on the third Wednesday of each month. Read more.
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