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|Growing Judicial Acceptance of Predictive Coding Highlights the Need for Inside and Outside Counsel to Consider Its Use in Document Intensive Litigation|
Akiva M. Cohen; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 11, 2013, previously published on July 8, 2013When predictive coding technology made its way into the public consciousness in or about 2011, the biggest barrier to its widespread use - and probably the second most common question for attorneys following these issues, right after “does it work” - was the open question of whether...
|Lenders Beware - “Reasonable” Repair and Storage Charges Add-up Fast!|
Jonathan Fleisher, Eleonore Morris; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
July 9, 2013, previously published on July 8, 2013Previously our firm has written about abuses under the Repair and Storage Liens Act (“RSLA”). The recent case of 417 Truck Center v. Daimler Truck Financial is a classic example of why lenders need be concerned. The three key points under this case:
|Defendant’s Request for Bond Premium Costs Denied in Maryland Mass Toxic Tort Litigation|
Anna C. Horevay; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
July 8, 2013, previously published on June 2013In Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Ford, the Court of Appeals of Maryland considered whether the assessment of costs for the premiums of a supersedeas appeal bond could be assessed to the plaintiffs in a mass tort case. Because the Court had previously ordered that all appellate costs be paid pro rata by...
|To B or Not To B? Potential Changes to PEI Auto Insurance|
July 4, 2013, previously published on June 28, 2013Significant changes may be coming to the standard automobile policy in PEI, including increases to the accident benefits available under Section B and an increase to the so-called "cap" applicable to claims for minor personal injury.
|Electronic Discovery Costs and Requests for Cost-Shifting|
Nicholas E. Kyriakopoulos; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 2, 2013, previously published on June 27, 2013A supplier who has had to respond to discovery requests that seek electronically stored information (“ESI”) knows there is a general presumption that the responding party bears the expense of complying with the discovery requests. Although this presumption may be overcome and allow...
|Automotive Economic Indicators Show Promise|
Jeffrey A. Soble; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 24, 2013, previously published on June 24, 2013Equifax Inc. reported recently that new credit for auto loans reached an eight-year high in January and February 2013, as calculated by total dollar amounts loaned. For that two month period, new auto loans were 70% higher than in the same period in 2009. Equifax reports that 2.5 million auto loans...
|Do You Have Full Uninsured Motorist Insurance Protection?|
Lance A. Cooper; The Cooper Firm;
June 24, 2013, previously published by The Scriptum - 2010The Cooper Firm represents plaintiffs in significant matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, motor carrier liability, premises liability, medical malpractice and commer-cial litigation. Automotive product liability claims are one of the firm's primary...
|New U.S. Sanctions Target Automotive Companies Doing Business in Iran|
Christopher M. Swift; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 24, 2013, previously published on June 20, 2013On June 3, 2013, President Obama signed a new executive order expanding U.S. extraterritorial sanctions on Iran to multinational corporations that engage in significant financial or commercial transactions with the Iranian automotive sector. The move strengthens the new sector-based sanctions...
|SCOTUS Upholds Enforceability of Class Action Waiver in Arbitration Agreements|
Michael D. Leffel; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 24, 2013, previously published on June 2013Once again demonstrating its strong support for enforcement of the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16 (FAA), and class action waivers, the Supreme Court today struck a blow to what had become a potentially promising argument for plaintiffs’ counsel. In American Express Co. v....
|How the Auto Insurance Law Affects You|
The Cooper Firm;
June 24, 2013Did you know that the Georgia legislature passed a law that could save you tens of thousands of dollars and some unnecessary headaches?