Litigation (CLE)

Financial Reporting Developments and Implications for Securities Litigation


In today's evolving business landscape, financial reporting is critical in ensuring compliance with securities regulations. However, due to global regulatory developments and new technologies, financial reporting standards and practices have also changed rapidly. Such changes now require companies to provide more timely and accurate reporting while adhering to stricter guidelines on corporate governance as well as greater transparency and disclosure requirements.

What to Expect in Securities Litigation & Enforcement


In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in What to Expect in Securities Litigation & Enforcement. Speakers will also present all important issues surrounding this significant topic. Join us for this Knowledge Group Webinar!

Advancing Trial Skills: Critical Steps to an Effective Cross-Examination


One integral aspect to increase the chances of winning a trial is the use of cross-examination. While this approach takes extensive planning and preparation, a properly executed and effective cross-examination can be an opportunity to test the reliability and credibility of witness evidence, expose weaknesses, and likely produce a favorable testimony. Thus, practitioners must develop sound strategies and calculated trial preparations to avoid disjointed cross-examination.

Commercial Litigation: Understanding and Calculating Lost Profit Damages


Commercial litigation can be a complex and costly process. Stakes are often high especially when it comes to calculating lost profits. In the battle over lost profit damages, both sides must face the tough challenge of choosing which calculation methodologies, documentation, and expert evidence to use. Defendants will often try to push back, citing credible damages studies that often leave the opposition with little to no significant damages awards.

Navigating the Trade Secret Litigation Landscape: The Way to a Dispute Resolution


In today’s highly competitive work environment, trade secrets are the lifeblood of a business. As more and more companies move to hybrid and remote work structures, the risk of misappropriation magnifies. This underscores the need for businesses to level up their trade secret protection and create sophisticated confidentiality controls without stifling collaborative workspaces.

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation in 2022: Best Practices for Resolving Insurance Disputes


The past months have seen a rise in new insurance coverage and bad faith filings. Notably, a significant number of claims filed at both federal and state courts were dismissed favoring insurers due to the lack of "direct physical loss or damage" to property. In the recent McNamara v. Government Employees Insurance decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed the Florida district court’s decision dismissing the bad faith claim. The Eleventh Circuit held that “consent judgment is the ‘functional equivalent’ of an excess judgment that permits the insured to proceed against the insurer for bad faith.”

Biotech and Pharmaceutical Patent Law: Cutting-Edge Issues to Watch For


In the United States, Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi-Aventis (2021) has revived the discussion on the enablement of genus claims in biotechnology inventions. Moreover, the multiple filings for abbreviated new drug applications (ANDA) also raise concerns, particularly in cases that may provoke multidistrict litigation.

Construction Disputes: Strategies and Best Practices to Manage Complexities and Challenges


Construction claims, which typically arise from disagreements, failed obligations, or violations on construction contracts, can be challenging and time-consuming. Failure to effectively manage and resolve such disputes can have a profound effect on a project’s lifecycle and deter good relationship between parties.

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