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Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation Articles
  • Class Action Wars: Where The Big Fish Feed
    Provided by Julius Melnitzer 0 of Lexpert
    Lost in the media spotlight on demands by plaintiffs' lawyers seeking $52 million in fees in the $1.2 billion Hepatitis-C class action settlement is an unrelated and seemingly harmless decision involving an extra-judicial settlement offer made by Via Rail in the class litigation arising from a train derailment near London, Ontario. The Divisional Court's ruling in Brimmer v. Via Rail is the most recent face-off between two well-known protagonists of Ontario's class action bar, John A. Campion of the Toronto office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and Harvey Strosberg, Q.C., of Windsor, Ontario's Sutts, Strosberg LLP.

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  • Quo Vadis Microsoft?
    Provided by Neil A. Campbell 0 of Lexpert
    It seems everywhere you turn these days, someone is talking about Microsoft.

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  • Three New Questions To Ask Before Outsourcing
    Provided by Norman Clark 0 of Lexpert
    The growing interest in outsourcing has reached the corporate law department. Actually, law departments have pioneered outsourcing in many companies, having for years routinely referred important corporate legal matters to outside service providers. The outsourcing concept should be comfortable for law departments, but it's not.

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  • Auditing in Legal Services
    Provided by Richard G. Stock 0 of Lexpert
    Scott Fargason maintains that lawyers waste considerable resources. As a lawyer and a CPA in the U.S., he claims that "there is ample opportunity for auditors to dramatically improve the efficiency and effectiveness of in-house and external legal counsel." He has collaborated with The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) to produce a development and practice aid for the IIA, as part of its Preferred Practices Framework for Internal Auditing.

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  • Seeking Seed Capital from Colorado Angel Investors
    Provided by Grimshaw & Harring, P.C.
    Often entrepreneurs require outside financial assistance in starting their company. When the bank does not come through and friends and family are unable to make the investment, the thought often turns to sophisticated, wealthy investors or "angels" to provide some of the initial funding or "seed capital."

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  • Starting your own Practice, Starting with Yourself
    Provided by Jenice L. Malecki of Malecki Law
    The most valuable assets to any practice are the lawyers that make up that practice. It sounds basic, but can be easily overlooked and underestimated. Everything you need to be successful is in your reach, but you must reach out to get it.

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  • Last Chance Agreements-Where a Good Deed May Go Unpunished
    Provided by Robert Howell Cohen of Davis & Gilbert LLP
    Here is a scenario that may be familiar to you. Your Senior Vice President in charge of sales comes into your office and asks for your assistance with a difficult problem she is having. One of her best salespeople, who has been with the company for almost 20 years and consistently is one of your best rainmakers, has been seriously underperforming the last six months or so. Specifically, he has missed meetings, called in sick more often than usual—in particular on Mondays—and has been irritable and rude to employees and clients. The final straw, however, was at a meeting the previous day in which he was acting so erratically and unprofessionally that the client had to ask him to leave its premises. The employee also was visibly intoxicated.

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  • Delaware Court Rejects Sellers' Attempt to Recover Costs of Defending Against Buyer's Indemnity Claim
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    A Delaware court has held that when buying a company, the buyer's representation about its access during due diligence makes clear that it was entitled to rely on sellers' explicit representations and warranties regardless of anything that occurred during the due diligence phase.

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  • Proposed Rules For Mutual Fund Reports to Shareholders and Quarterly Portfolio Disclosure
    Provided by Conrad G. Goodkind,Charles M. Weber and Fred Lautz of Quarles & Brady LLP
    In December 2002, the SEC proposed changes in the disclosures that mutual funds make in their reports to shareholders.

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  • The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) as Applied to Private Schools
    Provided by Michael L. Carrico of Modrall Sperling
    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits the recipients of federal funding from discriminating against an individual because of a disability.

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