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Class Action Litigation in the Courts: 2014 Trends and 2015 Expectations

John H. Beisner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meahger & Flom LLP
Jessica D. Miller, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meahger & Flom LLP

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Trinity Wall Street v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
On January 21, 2015, WLF asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to overturn a decision that would allow the inclusion of frivolous and inappropriate shareholder proposals in proxy statements at the company’s expense—and, therefore, at...
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Paul v. State Farm Mut. Automobile Ins. Co.
On January 6, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision that rejected efforts by the plaintiffs’ bar to undermine the subrogation rights of insurance companies. The decision was a victory for WLF, which filed a brief...
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King v. Burwell
On December 29, 2014, WLF asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court ruling that, if upheld, would allow IRS to appropriate billions of dollars a year without authorization from Congress. The case concerns proper interpretation of the...
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In re: Deepwater Horizon
On December 24, 2014, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, urging it to remove the court-appointed Claims Administrator who evaluates all claims filed by those seeking to recover economic losses suffered as a result...
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A Statutory Self-Evaluative Privilege Benefits Consumers and the Insurance Marketplace
By Paul Tetrault, State and Policy Affairs Counsel for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.
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ON THE MERITS: Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads
By Ronald A. Cass, President of Cass & Associates, PC and Dean Emeritus of Boston University School of Law; and Karen E. Torrent, Federal Legislative Director at the Environmental Law and Policy Center.
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The Wrong House: Why “Obamacare” Violates the U.S. Constitution’s Origination Clause
By Steven J. Willis, a Professor of Law at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, and Hans G. Tanzler IV, who earned a joint JD/MBA degree from the University of Florida.
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“Unfair Methods of Competition”: The Legislative Intent Underlying Section 5 of the FTC Act
By William Kolasky, a partner with the law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in its Washington, D.C. office. Foreword by A. Douglas Melamed, Herman Phleger Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School and former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Intel Corporation.
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January 22, 2015 | 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M EST
Class Action Litigation in the Courts: 2014 Trends and 2015 Expectations
John H. Beisner, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Jessica D. Miller, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
 
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November 10, 2014 | 2:00-3:15 P.M. EST
Toward Patent Non-Agression: Market-Based Approaches to Deterring Legal Risks and Neutralizing Litigation
Keith Bergelt, Chief Executive Officer, Open Invention Network
Kevin Jakel, Chief Executive Officer, Unified Patents, Inc.
Tim Kowalski, Senior Patent Counsel, Google, Inc.
 
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