Displaying items by tag: Litigation
Monday, 21 October 2013 08:00
Monday, 14 October 2013 08:00
When it comes to high-stakes litigation, it is not uncommon for the defence to take aggressive, calculatedly tactical, and highly adversarial positions in an effort to stave off the plaintiff’s attack. And there is rarely an area in which the stakes are higher than in class proceedings. The outcome of the action can have massive consequences for the defendant, either financially or in the manner in which it will be compelled to carry on business in the future. So it is not surprising that many defendants take a no-holds-barred approach to their defence of class proceedings.
Monday, 30 September 2013 09:01
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Monday, 02 September 2013 09:00
We are living in an era of big data. What does this mean for litigation and for its requisite discovery effort? Lots — and the future is intriguing. The rise of big data forces a shift not only in thinking about the point of e-discovery, but also the approach taken to discovery and how it is managed. It may also bring about new skill sets in lawyers.
Published in Departments
Monday, 26 August 2013 08:00
The individual issues sections of the Class Proceedings Act, 1992, give the trial judge broad discretion to fashion proceedings for the resolution of individual issues. In particular, a court is authorized to dispense with any procedure it considers unnecessary, and to direct special procedures where necessary.
Monday, 29 July 2013 10:59
Monday, 29 July 2013 09:00
You are sitting at your desk at ACME Corporation enjoying an idyllic afternoon. Your legal department is humming along like a well-oiled machine. Suddenly the chief financial officer darkens your door, clutching a sheaf of imposing looking papers. You have been served with a patent infringement suit by your largest competitor with the potential of affecting the bulk of your business. As it turns out the CFO has been huddling with your senior sales team and you learn you were served several hours ago.
Monday, 08 July 2013 09:00
|Eleni Kassaris says she is surprised the court didn't tell doctors to get patient consent to release information to the class counsel.|
Published in Latest News