Tag Archives: Limitations

U.S. Supreme Court: Equitable Tolling Does Not Allow Follow-On Class Claims Outside of the Limitations Period

In the latest of several recent high court decisions addressing the questions of statutes of limitations and related questions of tolling, on June 11, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that equitable tolling principles do not apply to toll … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Smart Contracts and Their Potential and Inherent Limitations

Posted by Stuart D. Levi and Alex B. Lipton, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on Saturday, May 26, 2018 Editor's Note: Stuart D. Levi is a partner and Alex B. Lipton is an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, … Continue reading

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Determining Statutes of Limitations in Boston Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Mesothelioma lawsuits in Boston are significantly different from many other types of personal injury lawsuits and products liability actions. One of the major reasons deals with when the injury is discovered and when a suit can be brought. In most … Continue reading

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Blue sky limitations statute discharges claims against Fisker’s controlling shareholder

By John M. Jascob, J.D., LL.M. The statute of limitations in the Illinois Securities Law barred common law fraud claims against the controlling stockholder of now-defunct electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive Holdings, Inc. Sitting in diversity, a federal district court … Continue reading

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Executor Who Hid Existence Of Will From Beneficiaries Cannot Avoid Getting Sued By Hiding Behind Statute Of Limitations

The defendant, who was the agent under his aunt’s power of attorney and executor of her estate, was sued by beneficiaries of the decedent’s estate for breach of fiduciary duty as her agent and executor. The power of attorney and … Continue reading

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