COVID-19: Immediate Issues Facing Employers


The COVID-19 virus has posed unprecedented challenges for employers of all sizes. Agencies at the federal, state, and local levels are issuing a stream of guidance and orders that are updated on a daily basis. Relatedly, employers are trying to familiarize themselves with the obligations imposed and benefits conferred by a barrage of new legislation.

What’s New for Litigation Funding: Key Considerations and Best Practices to Leverage


The litigation funding landscape remains highly active as more legal and corporate companies turn to litigation finance in resolving disputes. Significantly, several risk issues were opened because of the absence of clear regulatory guidance for the effective use of litigation finance. The ongoing pandemic has also added to the complexity of this area.

Winning Strategies During Trials: What You Need to Know and Consider


The increasing complexity of commercial litigation remains evident as regulatory changes and judicial developments continue to reshape the landscape. More significantly, the expected surge of COVID-19 related litigation filings underscores the need for organizations and their lawyers to be well-equipped in approaching potential disputes and trials. Time-tested trial techniques will become even more important as courts begin to drive their docket backlogs to trial over the next year.

Litigation Funding: Maximizing Potentials While Mitigating Risks


Litigation funding has become a rapidly expanding corporate finance tool in the U.S. for companies and law firms of all sizes. Although relatively new, litigation funding is growing in use and prevalence, as it offers several significant benefits to commercial litigants and their lawyers. It can provide clients the capital they need to pursue cases while also managing cash flow and it allows law firms to share measured risk with their clients and take on more cases. With the changing legal landscape, however, funding remains often misunderstood. It’s important for litigants and lawyers to understand the ethics rules and guidelines that can impact funding and the best practices for selecting and working with funders.

Trends and Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Litigation: Hot Buttons to Know and Consider


For the past years, the admiralty and maritime claim litigation have undergone several significant changes. Key factors that drive these developments include the increasing claims involving problems from the industry’s constantly changing regulatory landscape. Additionally, crucial problems such as issues on the law of overseas seizures, distinction conflicts on the British-American rule of maritime law, and the evolving impact of Jones Act in the US Maritime industry compel immediate resolutions.

A Comprehensive Guide on Pre-Trial and Evidentiary Hearings: Preparation Strategies You Need to Know


Effective pre-trial and evidentiary hearings can have a substantial impact on the formal trial. Because the major part of a case is sought to be resolved during this phase, the credibility and success of this hearing can significantly affect the outcome of the case. It is, therefore, important that lawyers have a competitive strategy for these hearings to ensure favorable results for their clients.

Demystifying the Current Landscape of Securities Litigation: Practical Tips and Strategies You Must Know


The securities litigation landscape has been shifting unceasingly over the years. With the increasing number of securities class action filings as well as several upcoming court rulings, the regulatory paradigm remains unpredictable. Thus, practitioners and businesses should keep themselves abreast of any trend, development, and critical issue in this field of law. Counsel to businesses must also ensure efficient litigation techniques to win in this type of lawsuit.

Food and Beverage Litigation: Recent Trends, Issues, and Challenges Explored!


In recent years, the food and beverage industry has been the focus of food-related disputes and class action lawsuits brought by various claims including product labeling, price gouging, foodborne illnesses, and other deceptive acts allegations. As a result, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) prescribed guidance on unfair or deceptive practices involving material representation, omission, and practice that can be misleading to consumers.

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