Defense Counsel Journal

This publication provides topical and scholarly writings on the law, including its development and reform and the practice of law in the civil defense and insurance fields.

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 2, April

An Ounce of Prevention: Electronic Discovery Preparedness for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies
After a year under the electronic discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, issues associated with electronic discovery continue to challenge corporate litigants. The evolving case law under the Federal Rules amendments, the addition...
Buyer Beware: You May Be Liable for the Defective Products of Your Predecessor
COMPANY A is evaluating whether it should purchase the assets of Company B, which manufactures washing machines. Company A has been looking to break into the washing machine market and sees the purchase of Company B's assets as an excellent opportunity...
Conning the IADC Newsletters
CONNINGInternational Association of Defense Counsel committee members prepare newsletters on a monthly basis that contain a wide range of practical and helpful material. This section of the Defense Counsel Journal is dedicated to highlighting interesting...
Dispelling Stereotypes of Lawyers in Today's World
Is it hard being a lawyer? How did you decide to be a lawyer? What's the most difficult case you've ever handled? These are all questions asked by high school students. Twice a year, I attend the Virtual School of Law at Vanderbilt University, through...
Employment and the Blogosphere: Risks for Employer in the New Communication Era
Blogging has become a popular method of communicating in the modern electronic age. Many employees now have blogs, and for most, the blog is devoted to something of personal interest to the employee. Sometimes, however, those blogs are used to discuss...
Intellectual Property Litigation in Australia
AUSTRALIA'S strong economy makes it a significant user and creator of intellectual property ("IP") rights. It is also a significant jurisdiction in multinational IP disputes, which are becoming increasingly common in today's global economy. This article...
Lawyer Liability for Aiding and Abetting Clients' Misconduct under State Law
THE DANGERS posed to lawyers and law firms by representing dishonest clients are clear. Since 1986, there have been at least forty-five publicly-reported settlements by, or verdicts against, law firms exceeding $20 million, thirty-four of which were...
Removal Prior to Service: A New Wrinkle or a Dead End?
Can a defendant remove a case to federal court from state court in its own home state prior to formal service of the complaint even though it could not remove once formally served? That is the intriguing question posed by a recent series of conflicting...
Reviewing the Law Reviews
Law Review Highlights: The Food and Drug Administration is tasked with, among other things, protecting the public health of the country by assuring the safety and efficacy of drugs. In that role, the FDA oversees approval and labeling of prescription...
Supreme Court Ruling on the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Auto Insurers' Use of Insurance Scores to Set Premiums
ON June 4, 2007, the United States Supreme Court resolved several questions of first impression presented in consolidated cases about how the "adverse action" notification provisions in the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) (2) apply to personal...