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Contract Law

TweetA Florida federal court entered judgment in favor of an insurer on Oct. 8 in a lawsuit seeking coverage for a $ 20.8 million default judgment entered against an insured, finding that the insured failed to satisfy its claims-reporting obligation under a title agent’s professional liability insurance policy (Lake Buena Vista Vacation Resort L.C. v. […]

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TweetA Texas federal magistrate judge erred in awarding chicken growers $ 25 million following a chicken processor’s decision to close plants in order to raise prices, a two-member Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Aug. 27 (In the Matter of: Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, No. 12-40085, 5th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 17921). Pilgrim’s Pride […]

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TweetPlaintiffs in a shareholder derivative lawsuit against a company’s directors and officers asked a Washington federal court on Aug. 22 to give final approval to a $ 2.75 million settlement of the case (Alan Hopkins v. HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc., et al., No. 11-cv-00910, W.D. Wash.). Alan Hopkins, derivatively on behalf of HQ Sustainable […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The chief financial officer (CFO) of bankrupt Old HB Inc., formerly known as Hostess Brands Inc., on Aug. 19 filed a declaration in support of the sale of real estate and equipment assets free and clear of all liens and encumbrances for $ 64.25 million (In Re: Old […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The Police and Fire Retirement System of the City of Detroit (PFRS) and the General Retirement System of the City of Detroit (GRS) on Aug. 16 filed a brief opposing the termination of a forbearance agreement between the city and what are called Swap Counterparties under which the […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The liquidating trustee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of former law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf on June 7 objected to a claim filed by a firm acting as the fiduciary for Dewey & LeBoeuf’s 401(k) plan, disputing the fiduciary’s claims for 2011 unpaid profit-sharing contributions for eligible partners […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal Saying that a cookie company asserting trademark infringement and unfair competition failed to show Utah jurisdiction over the New Jersey-based defendant, a federal judge on May 29 dismissed the claims (Caspers Ice Cream Inc. v. The Fatboy Cookie Company Inc., No. 1:12-CV-133, D. Utah, Central Div.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Kansas federal judge on April 23 conditionally certified a class of television producers seeking unpaid straight time and overtime compensation (Melissa Greenstein, et al. v. Meredith Corporation, No. 11-2399, D. Kan.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57861). Meredith Corp.  is a company that operates 12 television stations across the […]

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TweetA recent decision by a New York Appellate Court could have a dramatic impact on how prenuptial agreements are enforced. In a rare turn of events, the court threw out the agreement based solely on a subsequent oral promise. The divorce law decision is groundbreaking because courts generally view prenups as etched in stone, even […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Black & Decker Inc. cannot be liable for a mechanic’s wife’s exposure to asbestos from the use of its general-use grinders and shop vacuums, a Connecticut judge held Jan. 29 (Joseph Abate Jr., et al. v. AAF-McQuay Inc., et al., No. CV 10-6006228 S, Conn. Super., Fairfield at Bridgeport […]

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