Top of Mind: Litigation

Top of Mind: Litigation

Litigation, compliance and enforcement are always part of doing business. What new developments in these areas are affecting business strategies and bottom lines? Here is a look at 10 big topics that businesses have been thinking about this quarter, and how DLA Piper has been covering those stories.
Explainability: where AI and liability meet
The law has long regulated the causal thicket between people and things, but what separates AI is twofold: the things are increasingly complex, and they increasingly have agency of their own.
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DOJ moves to dismiss 11 qui tam lawsuits filed by professional relator
The DOJ doubles down on its commitment to seek dismissal of qui tam actions it views as not serving the public interest.
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CCPA: risk of class actions makes early preparation imperative
The California Consumer Privacy Act imposes major class action litigation risk on those who are bound to comply with its provisions. To mitigate this risk, preparation is key.
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False Claims Act – Year in Review
Our handbook addresses 2018’s most significant policy shifts and jurisprudence for FCA defendants and looks at emerging trends to watch this year.
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Next for Venezuela: the battle forCitgo
The brewing legal battle over control of Citgo Petroleum Corporation – Venezuela’s most valuable foreign asset and headquartered in Houston.
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DOJ reverses its 2011 Opinion, concludes Wire Act prohibitions “sweep beyond sports gambling”
The DOJ signals its intent to weaponize the Wire Act’s prohibitions against Internet-based gaming offerings of an interstate nature.
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Local strategies in global class actions for product manufacturers and distributors
Jurisdictions that once frowned on the US-style class action have either enacted or plan to enact their own collective redress procedures.
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Fourth Estate: when can a copyright claimant sue for infringement? Supreme Court says not until the copyright has been registered
The unanimous decision resolves an important issue of copyright law that had divided federal courts for years.
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5 antitrust trends to watch in 2019
2019 is shaping up to be an important year for antitrust law.
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eSignature and ePayment News and Trends
Our monthly bulletin includes a review of the latest case law developments around transacting digitally.
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