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In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California — limiting where plaintiffs can bring claims and curbing forum-shopping in mass tort litigation — courts have grappled with questions that the ruling did not address, and defendants have pursued jurisdictional defenses in class actions and federal cases that were not previously available, say attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland LLP.
A former head of global asset transitions at State Street's Boston headquarters will decide, potentially with less than 24 hours' notice, whether to take the stand this week to rebut charges that he hid millions of dollars in fees from some of the bank's biggest clients, his attorney said in federal court Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Hall v. Hall is significant because it clarifies that parties have an immediate right of appeal following a final decision in actions consolidated under Rule 42(a). Companies that routinely face consolidation will have to be diligent in taking timely appeals, say Desiree Moore and Daisy Sexton of K&L Gates LLP.
In the course of litigation, one of the first steps you’ll take toward responding to a request for production of information — after issuing your litigation hold notice of course — is the collection of documents. Nearly everything else in e-discovery flows from this. Preserving metadata values of electronically stored information is especially critical, says Erich Potter, discovery counsel at Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP.
A Kentucky appeals court said Friday a new trial is warranted for a nursing home negligence suit that ended in an $18 million jury verdict for the daughter of a deceased resident, saying a state high court ruling handed down during post-trial motions barred certain claims.