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A SLAPP AGAINST FEES; Courts Are Moving Away from Mandatory Fee Awards for anti-SLAPP Motions

A SLAPP AGAINST FEES; Courts Are Moving Away from Mandatory Fee Awards for anti-SLAPP Motions

Who Is the Sole Survivor? A Corporate Successor’s Right to Insurance Coverage

In Behnke v. State Farm Insurance Company (filed 5/ 31/11, certified for publication 6/29/11)____Cal.App.4th____; 11 C.D.O.S. 8127, the Fourth Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal held that a policyholder’s dis- pute relating to payment of Cumis counsel fees failed to state a cause of action against the insurer for fraud, breach of contract, […]

JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT OF CLASS ACTION SECURITIES FRAUD SETTLEMENTS

There is an old adage that only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. Some might say that another notion can be added to that list: federal judges will not determine that plaintiffs’ class counsel has agreed to settle a securities fraud case for less than its fair value. This LEGAL BACKGROUNDER explores […]