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High Court decision supports orthodox view of litigation privilege in an investigations context

The High Court has found that documents prepared by a defendant in the course of an investigation into allegations by HMRC were protected by litigation privilege: Bilta (UK) Ltd (in liquidation) & ors v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc & anor [2017] EWHC … Continue reading

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US Federal Appeals Court gives RICO statute extra-territorial bite in transnational litigation

In a milestone ruling last week giving extra-territorial application to the federal Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO), a Second Circuit panel has revived a massive civil RICO action brought a dozen years ago by the EU and twenty-six of its … Continue reading

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Daimler AG v. Bauman: US Supreme Court rejects jurisdiction over foreign corporation

For the first time ever, the United States Supreme Court has addressed whether a foreign corporation may be subjected to a court’s general jurisdiction based on its subsidiary’s contacts with the forum state.  Daimler AG v. Bauman, No. 11-965, 2014 … Continue reading

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