Monthly Archives: January 2012

Supreme Court: Just Because the Statute Tells You That You Have a Right to Sue, That Doesn’t Mean You Actually Have a Right to Sue

Observers of the U.S. Supreme Court’s arbitration jurisprudence over the past several years will not be shocked by this one.  Let’s face it: the Court loves it some arbitration. The Court today held that the Credit Repair Organizations Act–which requires … Continue reading

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Happy JVCA Day!

As we previously wrote about here and here, the Juridiction Venue and Clarification Act of 2011 goes into effect today.  Also on this day in history: Joan of Arc was born, Samuel Morse demo-ed the telegraph, New Mexico became a … Continue reading

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Courts Rebuff Policyholders Who Seek Defense of Antitrust Class Actions

Recently-filed lawsuits in California and Georgia follow a trend of CGL policyholders demanding defenses to antitrust conspiracy claims under the theory that the antitrust class actions seek damages for “personal and advertising injury.” The same playbook, however, has not succeeded … Continue reading

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