There are stunners and there are non-stunners. This is a stunner… In one of the most highly controversial class actions currently working its way through the federal court system, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a pair of decisions (here and here) on November 13, 2013, rejecting what it termed an “unprecedented motion” filed U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin…
A “deferred prosecution agreement” (or DPA) is not a new concept to government prosecutors or to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White, but it is new to the SEC. Under a DPA, the government agrees to withhold prosecution in exchange for enforcement assistance — providing information, implementing internal compliance policies, or other cooperation with SEC investigations.
In recent weeks, media have been abuzz with stories about families whose existing individual health insurance policies are being cancelled because they do not comply with the ACA. Just moments ago, President Obama announced that health insurance companies, under certain circumstances, will be allowed to renew these plans for one more year.
There’s a coming revolution in manufacturing known as “stereotactic lithography.” Besides its certain future impact on manufacturing and supply chain logistics, the 3D printing revolution will challenge our long-held notions of products liability law and the common assumptions made regarding the liability of various entities in the chain of distribution.
As I discussed in a prior post, the substantive law applicable to a dispute can have a tremendous impact on its outcome. But what about the procedural law of the jurisdiction where a suit is being litigated?