Richard E. Donovan

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The Importance Of Media Relations Strategy In Critical Legal Disputes

When Toyota recently announced a series of recalls over problems with its accelerator, the company was hit with more than civil lawsuits - it faced a barrage of media coverage, regulatory examination, public scrutiny, financial analysis, consumer inquiries and governmental hearings. Though the...

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Praising LCJ's Efforts - A Commercial Litigator's Perspective

Editor: On the basis of your long experience as a litigator involved in difficult antitrust and other commercial cases, how important were LCJ's efforts with respect to Federal Rule of Evidence 502, which culminated in its enactment? Donovan: Rule 502 solves a major problem, and LCJ deserves the...

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When Does The Web Site Of A Foreign Company Subject It To The Jurisdiction Of U.S. Courts?

While the Internet allows companies to expand their market base into other countries with minimal effort, they may not realize that their commerce with customers in the United States may subject them to the jurisdiction of the U.S. courts even if they have no other contacts with this country. The...

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Supreme Court's Twombly Decision Should Benefit Defendants In Many Commercial Cases

Having to spend time and money in discovery and additional motion practice on a meritless case because the judge felt bound to allow plaintiff to develop its case in discovery should be much less likely following the Supreme Court's watershed decision in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly.1 Expressing...

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The Obligations Of Inside And Outside Counsel Regarding Electronic Discovery

Somewhat lost in the proliferation of articles regarding the scope, manner, and cost of electronic discovery, several court opinions and rules have focused on the obligations of inside and outside counsel in this phase of litigation. Failure to understand and fulfill these obligations can result in...

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