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HTMLNinth Circuit Rejects Use of Preemptive Litigation to Validate Federal Approvals
James Rusk; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014
The Ninth Circuit has rejected a “novel litigation strategy” that Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc., employed in an effort to preempt a possible litigation challenge to federal approvals that Shell received for Arctic oil exploration. After receiving the approvals, but before any suit had been...


Adobe PDFCompliance Through Ethical Attitude
Kimberli Marie Poppe-Smart; Wroten & Associates, Inc.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014
You've got attitude! Your organization's attitude is a critical component of how families, residents, prospective consumers, investors, communities, and oversight agencies perceive you. A nice building, new furniture, and fresh paint will not substitute for a compliant and ethical attitude.


Adobe PDFCourts Clarify Important Limitations on Canadian Corporations' Capacity to Protect Directors Who Are Sued
Lauren Dalton, Jasmine Samra; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 2014
People who agree to become directors on the boards of Canadian corporations take on significant risks - for instance, the risk of being sued.


HTMLDisputes Regarding the Statute of Limitation of the Right of Claim under Article 72, Paragraph 1 of the Labor Insurance Act
Serena Kao; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2014
Disputes Regarding the Statute of Limitation of the Right of Claim under Article 72, Paragraph 1 of the Labor Insurance Act


Adobe PDFTaking the Fear out of Lawsuits - A Guide for Litigants
Feldstein Grinberg Lang McKee P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 14, 2014, previously published by Gary M. Lang on February 12, 2014
A guide for lay people regarding the litigation process.


HTMLSecond-Guessing Immunity for Trial Attorneys
Kelly Dunberg, Blake Sando; Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
Legal malpractice lawsuits often focus on the plaintiffs second-guessing the strategic and tactical decisions made by their own counsel in a prior proceeding and claims of damages when such decisions do not result in their favor. To combat the propensity of such lawsuits made on...


HTMLSecond Circuit Holds Delaware Fiduciary Duty Law Preempted By Federal Interest In Fiscal Stability
Robin A. Achen, John P. Stigi; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 7, 2014, previously published on February 4, 2014
In Starr International Co. v. Federal Reserve Bank of New York , No. 12-5022-cv, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 1770 (2d. Cir. Jan. 29, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims against the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“FRBNY”) for...


HTMLNo. 5 - Trends in Wage and Hour Litigation
Frank Harty; Nyemaster Goode, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013
As 2014 approaches, we can predict the coming trends in wage and hour litigation. This list of “hot spots” can serve as a shorthand audit checklist to identify potential areas of risk:


HTMLWashington Supreme Court Rejects Standing of Title Insurer to Sue Defense Counsel
Hinshaw Culbertson LLP;
Legal Form
November 8, 2013, previously published on November 6, 2013
A title insurer filed a legal malpractice action against the law firm it had hired to defend its insured from a claim of lien priority on real property by a construction company. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of law firm, and the insurer appealed. The Supreme Court of Washington...


HTMLShare Purchase Transactions, Solicitor-Client Privilege and Multiple Representations: A Cautionary Tale for Corporate Counsel
Codie L. Chisholm, Michael D. Mysak; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 6, 2013, previously published on October 31, 2013
An interesting set of questions arises from share purchase transactions regarding the existence of, and parties to, the solicitor-client privilege over the correspondence between the parent, subsidiary and corporate counsel. Solicitor-client communications arise when the parent and corporate...


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