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Pierre Grosdidier in Bloomberg BNA: U.S. Discovery Trumps French Blocking Law

U.S. stockholders can get the discovery they seek from a French corporation accused of breaching its fiduciary duties in transactions with a U.S. video game publisher, because the ‘‘expansively broad’’ French blocking statute does not adequately ‘‘identify the nature of the sovereign interests in nondisclosure of specific kinds of material,’’ the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled Feb. 21 (In re Activision Blizzard, Inc. Stockholder Litig., 2014 BL 47162, Del. Ch., No. 8885- VCL, 2/21/14). >>

Recent Publications

Texas Supreme Court Denies Litigants’ Petition to Review the Contours of the Texas Economic Loss Rule

The Texas Supreme Court denied a petition for review stemming from the Houston Court of Appeals’ Barzoukas v. Found. Design, Ltd. decision. The case is significant because of its application of the economic loss rule (under Texas law) in the context of an owner-subcontractor dispute.  >>

Bloomberg BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report: When Employees Leave with Electronic Files: The CFAA’s Electric Damage and Loss Case Law Illustrated

By now the following fact pattern is almost choreographed: an employee downloads a generous helping of information from his or her employer’s confidential electronic data stores, then quits and uses the pinched information to either start or join a competing business. >>

Business Litigation Practice Group

Haynes and Boone’s business litigators have considerable experience in handling contract and business tort disputes and have the ability to handle litigation of all sizes. We know that litigation is a business issue – and work with our clients to understand their goals and objectives. Our experience litigating and trying cases includes:

Commercial Disputes

  • Contract and Licensing Disputes
  • Real Estate Contract and Development Disputes
  • Oil and Gas Industry Issues
  • Lender Liability Claims
  • Commercial Construction Claims
  • Business Torts, including Disputes Over Competition and Fraud Claims
  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Claims
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Consumer Class Actions

  • Defense of Consumer Class Actions

Professional Liability Claims

  • Defense of Claims Against Accountants and Attorneys
  • Defense of Claims Against Construction Professionals, including Architects and Engineers

Healthcare Litigation

  • Representation of Hospitals, Doctors and Provider Groups in Business and Professional Disputes, including contract disputes involving physician recruiting agreements and managed care contracts.

Media Law

  • Defense of Libel and Slander Claims
  • First Amendment Litigation