A law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally. Evolving from a partnership of prominent lawyers in Philadelphia a century ago, the modern organization stretches from the U.S. to Europe and across Asia. Throughout this global expansion, Duane Morris has remained committed to preserving its collegial and collaborative culture. The leadership is truly unique among large law firms for helping clients prosper throughout changing economic and industry conditions.
The principal goal in calculating damages is to make the injured party whole. This exercise often is simple in theory but can be excruciatingly complicated in practice.
Last term, in Ramos v. Louisiana, 590 U.S. ___, 140 S. Ct. 1390 (2020), the U.S. Supreme Court held by a 6-3 vote that the Sixth Amendment right to trial by jury, as incorporated against the states by way of the 14th Amendment, requires a unanimous verdict to convict a defendant of a serious offense in a state criminal trial. Ramos overruled Apodaca v. Oregon, 406 U.S. 404 (1972), in which a plurality of the court held that the Sixth Amendment required unanimous jury verdicts in federal trials but not state trials.
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, passed in 2012, was the first legislation to permit crowdfunding, allowing companies access to investors that previously could not participate in private fundraising rounds.
In In re Bryant, (Bankr. M.D. Ga. June 7, 2021), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia determined that a lender’s UCC-1 financing statements were "seriously misleading" under the Georgia Commercial Code.
In their seminal 1981 work on courtroom performance, Reconstructing Reality in the Courtroom, Lance Bennett and Martha Feldman propose a theory purporting to show “how ordinary means of telling and interpreting stories are used in trials to assess the credibility of competing claims.”
As a continuation of the ongoing disputes that began with a challenged "structured dismissal" in the Jevic Holdings Corp. bankruptcy case, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware recently rendered a decision addressing the rights and obligations of a trustee who has been appointed after a debtor’s Chapter 11 case converts to one under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code.
It seems that every day, news articles announce previously unknown detections of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water supplies or identify new consumer products as potential sources of PFAS. PFAS, sometimes called “forever chemicals,” are a large group of human-made chemicals used to make coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water.
In the recent decision of Paragon Offshore, No. 16-10386 (CSS), 2021 (Bankr. D. Del. June 28, 2021), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the court) addressed the issue of whether the Office of the United States Trustee (OUST) could collect its quarterly fees against assets that were previously transferred to a litigation trust (the litigation trust) free and clear of any and all claims, liens and other encumbrances pursuant to a confirmed plan of liquidation.
The federal government’s complicated multi-pronged approach to implementing COVID-19 safeguards related to federal contractors has left many confused.
As we explained in our previous client alert, the NY HERO Act requires that all employers create an airborne infectious disease prevention plan and that they activate that plan once the Commissioner of Health designates a disease as highly contagious and a serious risk of harm to the public health.
Starting Sept. 29, 2021, health care providers across the United States affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may apply online for new funding.
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