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.
Witnesses are vital in the success of a trial. The credibility or incredibility of their testimony can significantly impact the outcome of the case. It is, therefore, important that lawyers prepare them before they give a deposition or take the stand.
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.
Lawsuits against employers allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting employee background checks have been continuously increasing. One of the factors behind this significant shift includes the highly technical FCRA requirements that are oftentimes prone to violations.
Securities and shareholders' litigation is already building an eventful year ahead. The past year has shown a higher record of new federal securities fraud class actions filed and this trend is continuing up until now.
This webinar will provide an overview of reverse mortgage defaults inclusive of the verification process and foreclosure litigation involving reverse mortgages.
Depositions play a crucial role in insurance coverage disputes, especially in cases involving bad faith claims. However, taking or defending against bad faith claims in an insurance dispute can be tricky. Thus, the need for policyholders and insurers to develop an efficient deposition strategy.
The class action litigation landscape has been drastically affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic resulted in a wave of class action filings over the last six months touching nearly every industry and sector.
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 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.
With sweeping regulatory and market changes that continue to affect organizations, commercial disputes are also emerging with increased complexity. Thus, it is becoming more imperative for businesses to be well-equipped in managing and resolving these conflicts.
Trends and Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Claims and Litigation: Hot Buttons to Know and ConsiderIwork OJT2021-07-13T04:33:21-04:00
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 KnowIwork OJT2021-06-15T04:14:13-04:00
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 KnowIwork OJT2021-04-20T23:29:50-04:00
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.
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.