litigation

The Rising Tide of Settlement

by ASchlossberg July 2, 2015 Business Law

Two recent New York settlements of $17 million and $6.5 million were made prior to litigation. New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer would like to lighten the docket. Stringer’s plan could decrease costs and aid in reallocating funds to other ventures. Pre-litigation dispute resolution often benefits all parties involved, minimizing time and cost expenditures […]

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Depositions: A New Direction for New York

by ASchlossberg February 9, 2015 Administrative Law

Depositions: A New Direction for New York New York is making a significant change on the deposition front. A new deposition rule for the New York Commercial Division is on the horizon. Effective April 1, 2015, under Administrative Order 336a/14, New York courts will enact Rule 11-d of Section 202.70(g) per a December 22, 2014 […]

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Has Social Media Made The Litigation World A Smaller Place?

by Vannin Capital April 1, 2014 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Instant global communication and easy access to vast sources of potential evidence: such are the two main tools that social media offers to the world of litigation. Thus, simultaneously social media has both shrunk and enlarged the litigation world. Taking Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as the largest social media platforms, the statistics speak for themselves. […]

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High Profile Litigation Cases

by Vannin Capital March 18, 2014 Law

Over the past two years London has been establishing its place as the location of choice for the resolution of high profile commercial cases. The High Court here has been the arbitrator of a wide range of commercial disputes, ranging from private client disputes, and including big-ticket commercial claims. Banking cases are unsurprisingly prominent, bearing […]

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Psychology Expert Witness’s “Affluenza” Defense Allows Wealthy Teen to Avoid Jail Time for Involuntary Murder

by theexpertinstitute January 10, 2014 Criminal Defence Lawyers

“Affluenza.” A term coined by mental health therapist Jessie O’Neill in her 1997 book “The Golden Ghetto: The Psychology of Affluence,” meant virtually nothing to the American public only a week ago. However, recent testimony from a psychology expert witness has made the term the talk of coffee breaks, cocktail parties, and dinnertime debates. Because […]

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Art Expert Witness Testifies in Heated Battle over Andy Warhol’s Portrait of Farrah Fawcett

by theexpertinstitute December 11, 2013 Estate Planning

The University of Texas at Austin is suing for their right to possession of an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett, the American actress famous for her role in the television series Charlie’s Angels. The University, Fawcett’s alma mater, alleges that the painting is part of the art collection Fawcett bequeathed to the school before […]

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Costco Sells Prepared Foster Farm Rotisserie to Salmonella Victims

by rsimonlaw October 24, 2013 Blawg

Costco is again at the middle of a recall, this time recalling products made with Foster Farms chicken and sold at its El Camino Real store in South San Francisco, California.  The products subject to recall include Kirkland Signature Foster Farms rotisserie chickens, Kirkland Farm rotisserie chicken soup, rotisserie chicken leg quarters, and rotisserie chicken […]

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What Is The Impact Of The Association Of Litigation Funders’ Code Of Conduct?

by Vannin Capital June 27, 2013 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

As a relatively new but fast-expanding industry, third party litigation funding has not always been regarded as the most ethical of legal-financial activities.  A nine hundred year legacy of being illegal, because of champerty and maintenance constraints on third parties financing others’ litigation, is not easy to shed. Even after the Jackson Report of 2010 […]

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What is contentious probate and what does it mean to me?

by EdwardHandsandLewis June 4, 2013 Blawg

Contentious Probate claims are one of the biggest areas of litigation and put simply, are claims challenging the validity of a will when the testator passes away and in some cases, the distribution of the assets in the testator’s estate. The effect of a contested probate claim on beneficiaries and executors cannot be underestimated and […]

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