Case Note

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Second Circuit Distinguishes Abandonment from Default in Summary Judgment

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Summer 2015 | Volume 99 Number 1

In Jackson v. Federal Express, 766 F.3d 189 (2d Cir. 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit addressed a twist on the rule — now codified in Civil […]

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GM MDL Raises Questions About Fiduciary Duty

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Summer 2016 | Volume 100 Number 2

In 2014, General Motors (GM) recalled at least 30 million cars worldwide for problems related to faulty ignition switches that could unexpectedly shut the engine off and prevent the airbags […]

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Labrier an example of new proportionality rules at work

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Autumn 2016 | Volume 100 Number 3

In December 2015, the amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b) took effect. These amendments, highlighted in Judicature’s Winter 2015 issue, moved the proportionality provisions from Rule 26(b)(2)(C)(iii), as a limit on discovery, […]

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Cain questions court funding, highlights best practices for proportionality

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

Cain v. City of New Orleans (15-cv-04479) brings into sharp relief issues threatening the judiciary’s legitimacy, while simultaneously providing a procedural roadmap applying the 2015 discovery-proportionality amendments — themes highlighted […]

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