May 17, 2013
Corporate Counsel | May 17, 2013
The U.S. legal system is the world’s most costly, according to a study released this week by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). The study, conducted by NERA Economic Consulting, showed that the American system costs about one and half times more than the Eurozone average.
The Australian | May 17, 2013
After recruiting two of the nation's leading litigators to launch its Australian practice, US firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has announced plans for rapid growth.
May 16, 2013
Law 360 | Subscription Required | May 16, 2013
The U.S. legal system is the most expensive in the world in proportion to its GDP and costs roughly 150 percent more than the average Eurozone legal system, according to a study released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.
May 15, 2013
The Times | Subscription Required | May 15, 2013
The British Government risks importing the worst excesses of the American class actions system if it goes ahead with plans to allow consumers to bring wide-ranging claims against companies, the US Chamber of Commerce has warned.
May 13, 2013
The Economist | May 13, 2013
For years French governments have promised to permit class-action lawsuits. But French businesses hate the idea and besides, who wants to copy the Americans? Now, however, François Hollande and his Socialists may allow such suits, if a bill on consumer rights presented to the Council of Ministers on May 2nd is adopted in anything like its present form.
May 7, 2013
The Lawyer | May 7, 2013
The number of international litigants turning to the Commercial Court to resolve disputes has increased by 30 per cent since March 2009, new research reveals, while the number of domestic litigants is on on the wane.
May 3, 2013
ThomsonReuters | May 3, 2013
In October, after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Kiobel, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton stayed the Turkcell litigation until the justices issued a ruling on the extraterritorial application of the ATS.
Litigation Futures | May 3, 2013
The government is already planning changes to the rules governing damages-based agreements (DBAs), it has emerged. The news comes as a leading litigation funder argues that concerns over whether the existing rules permit hybrid DBAs are misplaced.
May 2, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | May 2, 2013
An Ontario court rejected an attempt by Ecuadorean plaintiffs to collect a multibillion-dollar environmental award from Chevron Corp. in Canada, giving the oil company a fresh victory in a legal battle that has sprawled far beyond the Amazonian jungles where it began.
April 30, 2013
American Lawyer | Subscription Required | April 30, 2013
Commentators have bemoaned the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum as the "death" of liability under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). The American Lawyer's Michael Goldhaber wrote that the court had rendered the corporate alien tort "a zombie doctrine—not quite alive and not quite dead." But can a cause of action be killed, or even zombified, if it never existed in the first place?
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