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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). >>

Laura Prather in Inside ALEC: Enacting Anti-SLAPP Laws: Protecting Commercial Free Speech from Frivolous Lawsuits

Why States Need Anti-SLAPP Laws: To Protect Information in the Marketplace
Much of neo-classical economics assumes perfect information exists in a free market, yet in the real world, things can be less transparent. >>

Recent Publications

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. >>

Law360 Guest Article: Expect Foreign Privacy Law Defense to US Discovery to Fail

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently rejected a party’s attempt to object to the production of documents located in France on basis of the French Data Protection Act (“FDPA”). In re Activision Blizzard Inc. Stockholder Litig., C.A. No. 8885-VCL, --- A.3d ---, (Del. Ch. Feb. 21, 2014) (Laster, Vice Chancellor). >>

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

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  • 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

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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