The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger: A Cause for Concern

March 03, 2014

On February 13, Comcast Corporation announced its agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion stock-for-stock transaction.  The merger of the nation’s two largest cable companies and the first and third largest Internet service providers would create a

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Handling Scientific Proof Better

December 13, 2013

Is the legal profession especially sloppy with scientific evidence? The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit seems to think so. The Court of Appeals has now written – in three different cases in the last three months – that

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JP Morgan Chase Expected to Pay Record Settlement

October 24, 2013

The story of banking giant JPMorgan Chase’s $13 billion settlement has been in heavy rotation on network and cable news outlets this week, as it should be. This settlement is the largest ever between a single company and the U.S.

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FINRA to Spar for Consumer Rights on Wednesday

September 05, 2013

Yesterday, the New York Times published an interesting article regarding discount brokerage firm Charles Schwab & Company’s attempt to lessen (if not effectively eliminate) its exposure to liability for widespread investment related abuses. More specifically, in 2011, Schwab added a

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Supreme Court Makes Second Landmark Ruling on the Liability of Generic Drug Manufacturers

August 19, 2013

Over the last year, I have written about the evolving law on an issue at the center of much controversy: the ability to bring product liability lawsuits against generic drug manufacturers.  While the Supreme Court determined that state law failure

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Utter Lunacy: Supreme Court strips individuals of their right to vindicate their claims in court, and Congress is in no hurry to un-do the damage

June 25, 2013

Building upon the absurd precedent created in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, this past Thursday, the Supreme Court issued an opinion which held that mandatory, binding arbitration clauses and class action waivers are enforceable, even if the cost of arbitrating an

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Supreme Court Makes Landmark Antitrust Ruling

June 18, 2013

The United States Supreme Court yesterday made a landmark antitrust decision that should hopefully have the effect of increasing generic competition with brand name drugs, lowering pharmaceutical costs for consumers and their insurers.  In Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc.,

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Supreme Court Rules in Oxford Health Plans Case

June 10, 2013

Today, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Oxford Health Plans, LLC v. Sutter, that casts some doubt on an oft-recited interpretation of Stolt-Nielson, S.A. v. AnimalFeeds Int’l Corp., 559 U.S. 662 (2010).  In Stolt-Nielson, the Court held:  “a party

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Congress Asks SEC to Enforce Consumer Protections

May 02, 2013

Congress does not have the reputation lately of working for the people. Stalemates between Republicans and Democrats continue to halt progress in both bodies of Congress. However, amidst their inability to seemingly get anything done, 37 members of the Senate

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Trio of New Class Certification Decisions in the Seventh Circuit

February 19, 2013

In the last few months, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has issued three opinions on the topic of how trial courts should decide motions for class certification when some questions will require individualized proof. Judge Richard

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