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Commercial Litigation funding: A Guide for Plaintiffs & Commercial Litigators

Commercial Litigation Funding: A Guide for Plaintiffs & Commercial Litigators Seeking Funding in the United States

This article is a comprehensive and plain-English treatment about one of the two parts of third-party litigation funding: commercial litigation funding.

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What ‘Animal House’ Can Teach Us About Reasonable Reliance in Fraud Cases

The boys of Delta Tau Chi unknowingly teach us about an important legal defense in fraud cases. What is reasonable reliance, and when is it effective?

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The Communications Decency Act and the Rise of the Trolls 

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects internet companies from litigation of content posted by third parties. Should they have immunity?

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PLUP Fiction: Bad Faith Insurance

Can you rely on your insurance company’s description of your insurance policy? Learn about insurance bad faith and your rights as the insured. 

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Protection from Investment Fraud: Who’s Got Your Back?

If an investment opportunity sounds too good to be true, it may be a sign of investment fraud. Learn the signs with these investment watchdog resources.

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Mickey Mouse founder Walt Disney has pushed the limits of copyright law time and again to protect his characters.

Mickey Mouse, the Founding Fathers and Copyright Law

On January 1, 2024, the world’s favorite mouse will enter the public domain. The Walt Disney Company, one of the most formidable challengers to copyright law, has fought since 1976 […]

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Trade Secret Misappropriation: Methods for Measuring Damages and Seeking Relief

Trade secret misappropriation is on the rise in the US. How does a business calculate damages in cases of trade secret theft?

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Trademark Disparagement and the Washington Redskins

How the Matal v. Tam Case Changed Trademark Law As We Know It

For decades, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rejected potentially offensive trademarks. Then Matal v. Tam changed everything.

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What is Puffery, and is Trump’s Puffery a Valid Legal Defense?

What is puffery, and when is it actually sales fraud? The Trump SoHo case provides insight into what constitutes “mere puffery” in court.

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