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English law on oral contracts has remained essentially unchanged for hundreds of years. Oral contracts most certainly exist, and they are certainly enforceable.
The Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 does not preclude class action lawsuits asserting state law claims in connection with the notorious Ponzi scheme.
While companies own assets with millions of dollars of embedded software, few companies are maximising their property tax savings through the embedded software exemption.
The Ninth Circuit has held that state and local governments lack the power to tax permanent improvements built on non-reservation land that is held in trust by the federal government.
The IRS has provided administrative guidance to the federal historic tax credit industry in the aftermath of the Third Circuit’s decision in Historic Boardwalk Hall LLC v Commissioner.
The DC Circuit has upheld the FAA’s 2012 determination of no hazard, clearing the construction of the 130-wind turbine Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound.
A US court has held that Argentinian plaintiffs could not sue a German car maker in California for human rights violations allegedly committed in Argentina.
The government can suspend ‘affiliates’ of a suspended contractor, even though there is no allegation that the affiliates themselves had done anything wrong.
A recent decision from an appellate court in Pennsylvania is good news for policyholders who manufacture products.
This decision may prove valuable to policyholders in their disputes over deductibles.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published its ‘Arbitration Study Preliminary Results’, mandated by section 1028(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act.
The authors analyse two decisions by the US Supreme Court that narrow the circumstances under which employers can be held liable for retaliation or harassment claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Ninth Circuit eliminates presumption of irreparable injury for plaintiffs seeking preliminary injunctions in trademark cases
The Ninth Circuit has ruled that a trademark plaintiff must establish a likelihood of irreparable harm to obtain a preliminary injunction in a trademark case.
With the rapid growth in Chinese media services and increased awareness of legal rights among the Chinese, defamation litigation in China is on the rise.
Copyright litigation update: copyright register has ‘right to weigh in’ before registration is invalidated
The 7th Circuit has held that a district court had committed legal error in invalidating a copyright registration without first consulting the Register of Copyrights.
Informal business often have agreements that are partly oral, partly written, and in various forms. This can lead to difficulties should the contractual relations break down and result in litigation.
The new test set out in MedImmune v Genentech continues to have a profound impact on trademark cases, explain Bobby Ghajar and Carolyn Toto.
This Pillsbury client alert provides guidance on how a shutdown affects federal contractors and what they can do to prepare for and react to the shutdown.
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that ‘liking’ a Facebook page is ‘pure speech’ as well as symbolic expression.
A tool at the insured’s disposal in pursuing insurance claims in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.