The Last Frontier: Seeking Out-of-State Discovery in State Court

May 17, 2017 By: Brandon Levitt

A party in litigation often needs to obtain discovery from a witness located out-of-state. In federal court, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure

Social Media Tips and Ethics for Litigators

Mar 15, 2017 By: Lauren Sobel

Social media allows people to share all kinds of information with the public, and many use it to detail every aspect of

Courts hold that properly structured receivables purchases are not usurious loans

Jan 27, 2017 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

A New York court held on two separate occasions that purchases of receivables at discounted prices were not usurious loans under New

Court allows tuna price-fixing claim to proceed

Jan 12, 2017 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

A San Diego federal judge has allowed direct and indirect purchasers to proceed with claims that Bumble Bee Foods LLC, StarKist Co.

The federal rules are changing… again!

Nov 28, 2016 By: Benjamin Heiss

Amendments to both the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP) and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) will become effective on December 1, 2016.

Webinar: Best Practices for Litigating in the Age of Social Media

Nov 18, 2016 By: Lauren Sobel

Join Practical Law and Samantha V. Ettari, E-Discovery Counsel at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, for a discussion of the key issues and best practices surrounding social media in litigation.

Creditor can’t manipulate senior claim to save junior lien

Nov 15, 2016 By: David Light

A creditor holding two mortgages could not waive a portion of the amount owed on the senior mortgage in order to keep the junior mortgage from being stripped off in the homeowner’s Chapter 13 case

California federal judge scraps suit over inaccuracy of home-blood-test system

Oct 7, 2016 By: Ron Baker

A San Diego federal judge has dismissed a suit by two plaintiffs who say false readings from INRatio home blood test monitors

‘Chutzpah of the Year’ award?

Aug 15, 2016 By: David Light

A debtor who sought to reaffirm a debt — secured by a Jaguar he bought just before filing for bankruptcy — might be a candidate for the “Chutzpah of the Year” award.

Glorified lawn mower isn’t a lawn tractor

Apr 22, 2016 By: David Light

All riding lawn mowers are not lawn tractors. It’s a distinction that’s frequently overlooked, but it is very important in consumer bankruptcy cases.

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