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The Supreme Court Takes The Laboring Oar

Editor: Before we discuss the Canning decision, please tell our readers something about your background. Francisco: I grew up in Oswego, NY, on Lake Ontario. From there I went off to the University of Chicago for both college and law school, then onto clerkships here in DC. I...

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The October 2013 Term: U.S. Supreme Court Wrap-Up

The following is a summary of a briefing by the Washington Legal Foundation. The featured speakers are Mark Chenoweth, General Counsel of the Washington Legal Foundation; Dan Himmelfarb, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP; Mark Davies, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; and Jeffrey...

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Halliburton II And The Importance Of Economic Analysis Prior To Class Certification

On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund.[1] The ruling affirms Basic Inc. v. Levinson,[2] but finds that defendants can introduce a direct price impact analysis prior to class certification. In Basic the...

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