The Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) is a new federal law that became effective on January 1, 2024. Aiming to provide law enforcement with the tools and information to detect, prevent, and punish financial misconduct via business entities, this new law requires certain businesses to report “Beneficial Ownership Information” (or BOI) to the US Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes and Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Since failure to comply with these new obligations could bring civil and criminal penalties, it is essential for business owners to be informed of the law and to comply with the CTA’s reporting requirements. Continue reading ›
Antitrust claims can successfully navigate last decade’s reforms. As market concentration intensifies, especially in the technology sector, it is crucial for class counsel to adequately represent plaintiffs and bring antitrust class actions to safeguard their rights.
Considering the difficulties for private plaintiffs to pursue and prevail on antitrust claims under the Sherman Act, Section 2, Epic’s win against Google carries significant consequences for platform operators’ liability under antitrust laws.
In the January 2, 2024 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward Kang wrote, “An Antitrust Storm Brewing in the Walled Gardens: Dissecting the Antitrust Claims in ‘Epic v. Google’.” Continue reading ›
Litigators preparing to qualify or challenge an expert witness must be ready to navigate several obstacles in admitting or excluding expert testimony. With the new amendment to Federal Rule of Evidence 702 coming into effect, litigators should take note of changes and incorporate them into their decision-making regarding expert testimony.
In the November 22, 2023 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward Kang wrote, “Battle of the Experts (Standards): ‘Frye,’ ‘Daubert’ and Federal Rule of Evidence 702.” Continue reading ›
Rule 106 is more than just an obscure procedural rule governing the timing of the introduction of statements. It is tied to the fundamental objective of the adversary system, enabling parties to deliver robust arguments that are forceful yet within the bounds of fairness.
In the November 2, 2023 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward Kang wrote, “Use Rule 106 to Your Advantage: Introducing the Rest of the Story in Real Time”
As technology continues to advance, legal professionals should embrace TAR as an invaluable tool in the search for efficient, accurate, and cost-effective legal document review.
In the October 26, 2023 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Kelly Lavelle wrote, “Technology-Assisted Review: A Superior Approach in Legal Document Review.”
Technology-assisted review (TAR) has changed how lawyers manage and analyze vast volumes of electronic data in the ever-changing landscape of legal document review. Traditionally, search terms have been the preferred method in the e-discovery process. However, TAR is rapidly emerging as a superior alternative, offering numerous benefits over conventional search terms in legal document review. Continue reading ›
Although Rule 408 does preclude some settlement evidence from being admitted in litigation, it is a mistake, and potentially a dangerous one, to believe that any documents or communications bearing the label of “For Settlement Purposes Only” will necessarily fall within the scope of Rule 408. Lawyers must have a clear understanding of the limitations to Rule 408’s protection of settlement evidence.
In the August 31, 2023 Edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward Kang wrote “Not a Blanket Protection: Understanding Limits of Protections for Settlement Evidence“. Continue reading ›
Ethical issues in e-discovery arise due to the unique challenges and the complex nature of electronic data. The ethical challenges presented demand careful consideration and require lawyers to remain competent in emerging technology and the implications on e-discovery.
In the August 10, 2023 Edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Kelly Lavelle wrote “Beware of Ethical Issues in Today’s E-Discovery Landscape.” Continue reading ›
The Supreme Court recently issued its opinion in Yegiazaryan v. Smagin affirming the Ninth Circuit’s holding and providing RICO plaintiffs with a powerful tool against debtors employing fraudulent tactics to avoid payment.
In the July 20, 2023 Edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang wrote “Sophisticated Schemers Beware: Civil RICO Expands Creditors’ Arsenal—Part II.” Continue reading ›
Courts will likely be grappling with questions regarding cryptocurrency for years to come—with the results from the suits against Binance and Coinbase potentially serving as guiding precedent in answering those questions.
In the July 6, 2023 Edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang and Kandis L. Kovalsky co-authored, “Emerging ‘Securities’ Litigation in Cryptocurrency.” Continue reading ›