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Mass. Supreme Court rules that Stored Communications Act doesn’t bar Yahoo from release of decedent’s emails to his Estate’s Personal Representatives

People often wonder what happens to someone’s stored digital data such as emails, electronic banking, or facebook accounts if the person dies. This has been a vexing problem for surviving family members who wish to read or save that data as … Continue reading

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Allco Renewable Energy, Ltd. v. Mass. Elec. Co.

The First Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion finding that the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (“PURPA”) does not authorize lawsuits between cogeneration facilities and electric utilities because there is no express or implied private right of action … Continue reading

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Topamax and Birth Defects to be Discussed at Mass Torts Made Perfect Seminar

Put it on your calendars, Anapol Schwartz attorney James Ronca will be speaking on "Topamax: What You Need to Know, The Science and the Litigation" from 10:45 am to 11:15 am at the semi-annual Mass Torts Made Perfect Seminar in … Continue reading

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Sending Mass Torts to State Court

I just read a very interesting student note from 1987 suggesting that in mass tort cases the JPMDL should be permitted to send mass tort cases to state court. George T. Conway III,* The Consolidation of Multistate Litigation in State… … Continue reading

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Messy Mass Litigation in the USA – "staggering chutzpah involved" – Should Canadian Courts use "assessors" in some cases?

A recent dramatic development in the USA shows just how messy some mass file sharing litigation can become in that country. According to Ars Technica, "A federal judge has fined Texas lawyer Evan Stone $10,000 for sending out subpoenas and … Continue reading

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