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External DocumentStates can’t bar federal class actions: high court
Archis Parasharami quoted on the Supreme Court ruling that certain class actions barred or limited by state laws may proceed in federal courts. Subscription required. Read >>
External DocumentJustices to Consider a Border Battle Over Lawsuits
Andy Pincus quoted on “foreign-cubed” securities class action litigation. Read >>
HTML DocumentLITIGATIONWeek: This Week in California Litigation
California’s impact on national and even global business reaches far beyond its state line. Whether you are based in California, have operations here or do business in the state, regulatory and judicial decisions made here can affect your business significantly. With offices in both northern and southern California, Mayer Brown is well-situated to see the trends and understand the implications of such decisions. Read >>
External DocumentSupreme Court settles corporate jurisdiction debate
Andrew Tauber quoted on the Supreme Court ruling in Hertz Corp. v. Friend. Read >>
External DocumentSupreme Court simplifies place of business rule
Andrew Tauber quoted on the Supreme Court ruling in Hertz Corp. v. Friend. Subscription required. Read >>
External DocumentSmoker's $300 Million Award to Be Overturned
Andy Frey quoted on the 8,000 pending suits against cigarette manufacturers in the state of Florida, saying punitive damages in each case should be capped at a sustainable amount. Read >>
PDF DocumentThe Importance of Preservation
Bylined article by Brandon Baum and Donald Falk discusses the recent decision of the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in i4i L.P. v. Microsoft Corp. Read >>
External DocumentMichigan wants Asian carp case back on Supreme Court’s menu
Tim Bishop quoted on a request for the Supreme Court to intervene to keep Asian carp fish out of Lake Michigan. Read >>
PDF DocumentAppellate court ruling narrows attorney work product doctrine
Bylined article by Richard Ben-Veniste and Dan Himmelfarb discusses the attorney work product doctrine. Read >>
HTML DocumentMayer Brown secures major appellate win for NY real estate developer East River Realty Company, LLC
Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, won a significant victory for East River Realty Company, when the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, affirmed a lower court’s ruling in favor of East River in its efforts to enforce an environmental cleanup agreement with the State of New York. Read >>
HTML DocumentRescuing a Rule of Reason Claim by Aggregating the Effects of Noncollusive, Noncoercive Agreements -- A New Litigation Threat For Industry Standard Contracting Practices?
United States antitrust law condemns very few types of agreements between businesses outright. That per se status is generally confined to agreements to restrain price or output that are made between participants at the same level of a market—i.e., conspiracies among competitors. Read >>
External DocumentA street vendor pleads the First
Andrew Tauber is representing Frank Enten on a pro bono basis to fight the DC government’s demand that he obtain a vending license and site permit to sell buttons. Read >>
HTML DocumentKen Geller moderated panel discussion on ''The Role of the Solicitor General''
Managing Partner and Washington, DC litigator Ken Geller moderated a panel discussion on “The Role of the Solicitor General” by three former SGs – Paul Clement, Drew Days and Kenneth Starr. Read >>
External DocumentHigh Court Limits Disclosure Order Appeals In Mohawk
Michael Lackey quoted extensively in a story discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that disclosure orders adverse to the attorney-client privilege do not qualify for immediate appeal under the collateral order doctrine. Subscription required. Read >>
HTML DocumentEight Mayer Brown Partners named to
Washingtonian's Top Lawyers List

Eight Mayer Brown partners from six practice groups have been recognized by Washingtonian magazine as Top Lawyers in the Washington, DC area. Read >>
External DocumentHigh court justices weigh SOX oversight board fight
David Gossett quoted on a case heard at the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the oversight board created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, saying the Supreme Court’s overturning the PCAOB could have a major impact on business, especially if it is overturned retroactively. Read >>
HTML DocumentNY court rules class can seek to recover funds in Philippine abuse case
Charles Rothfeld quoted on client Philippine National Bank recovering funds for human rights abuses committed by former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, saying that the Philippines had treated funds recovered from Marcos-era figures as "belonging generally to the government" and dedicated them to public purposes such as agrarian reform. Read >>
External DocumentJustices to study patents on business methods
Andy Pincus quoted on the Bilski patent case that will be argued at the Supreme Court. Read >>
HTML DocumentCan you patent an idea?
Andrew Pincus appeared on CNBC's Power Lunch to discuss the Bilski patent case that will be argued at the Supreme Court. Read >>
HTML DocumentMayer Brown Associate Makes Debut Before Supreme Court
Steve Sanders, an associate in the Supreme Court & Appellate practice, argued his first case before the Supreme Court on Nov. 4. In Pottawattamie County v. McGhee, Sanders went up against former Solicitor General Paul Clement, who has now argued in front of the Court 51 times. The question presented involves the scope of prosecutorial immunity in section 1983 actions. Read >>
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