Second Circuit Upholds Decision to Reassign Controversial “Stop-and-Frisk” Class Action to a New Judge

Second Circuit Upholds Decision to Reassign Controversial “Stop-and-Frisk” Class Action to a New Judge

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…

SEC Agrees to First Ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement with an Individual

By | Federal Securities Law Blog | November 14, 2013
SEC Agrees to First Ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement with an Individual

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.

President Obama Announces Insurers May Renew Cancelled Plans

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.

Dramatic, Disruptive and Potentially Defective: 3D Printing and Products Liability Law

By | Product Liability Blog | November 14, 2013

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.