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LITIGATING AWAY FROM "HOME": General Personal Jurisdiction One Year after the Supreme Court's Daimler AG v. Bauman Decision

       Thomas H. Dupree, Jr., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
       James M. Beck, Reed Smith LLP


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Yates v. United States
On February 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the conviction of commercial fisherman John Yates in a 5-4 vote. The U.S. Justice Department had prosecuted Yates under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) for allegedly directing his crew to throw...
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Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Celgene Corp.
On February 18, 2015, WLF asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to immediately review a district court ruling that would require businesses to litigate refusal-to-deal antitrust claims brought by potential rivals in the absence of...
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Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
On February 17, 2015, WLF filed formal comments with the Judicial Conference of the United States’s Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, urging it to reject proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that would reduce...
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Consumer Protection Rule 121 — Labeling Foods Produced with Genetic Engineering
On February 12, 2015, WLF filed formal comments with the Vermont Attorney General, urging him to substantially revise his proposed regulations designed to implement Act 120, Vermont’s law requiring foods containing genetically modified (GM)...
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Beyond Halliburton: Expanding the Right to Rebut Presumptions of Reliance
By Geoffrey M. Wyatt, Counsel to the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in its Washington, D.C. office.
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Nevada Supreme Court Adopts Medical Monitoring Remedy in Negligence Actions
By Mark A. Behrens, co-chair of the Public Policy Group of the law firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. in Washington, D.C, and Christopher E. Appel, an Associate in Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.’s Public Policy Group.
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OSHA’s Latest Reporting and Recordkeeping Mandates: More Burdens with Few Benefits
By Eric J. Conn, Co-Founder of and Chairs the OSHA Practice at the Washington, D.C. law firm Conn Maciel Carey PLLC.
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Attorney-Client Privilege in the Compliance Context: Could Courts Trend Toward More Protection?
By Thomas E. Spahn, a partner in the Tysons Corner, Virginia office of the law firm McGuire Woods LLP.
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