Between the Lines Blog

Business Defeats Certification of Nationwide Class Action in Eighth Circuit Appeal
Category: Appellate Law, Class Action, Eighth Circuit Appellate , Litigation
In a nationwide class action lawsuit alleging deceptive trade practices for advertising of a product, a lower court had certified a class and uniformly applied only the forum state’s law to all class members’ claims. Part of the problem was that those claims had been consolidated in this…
Read Full Post »
Are Hospital Clinics Tax Exempt in Arkansas? Court of Appeals Weighs in on the Bounds of the Public-Charity Tax Exemption
Category: Appellate Law, Health Care, Litigation, Tax
It is widely recognized that the public-charity tax exemption in the Arkansas Constitution covers charitable hospitals, provided they meet certain criteria established by Arkansas Supreme Court case law. But what about a free standing clinic owned and operated by a charitable hospital? And does…
Read Full Post »
Arkansas Business Fights NLRB to the Eighth Circuit
Category: Appellate Law, Business, Eighth Circuit Appellate , Employment, Litigation
A recent Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion should serve as a reminder to Arkansas businesses that the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) (the federal governmental agency responsible for enforcing U.S. labor law in relation to collective bargaining and unfair labor practices) remains…
Read Full Post »
Good Deal or Bad? Complex Commercial Litigation Even When You've Done Everything Right
Category: Appellate Law, Business, Eighth Circuit Appellate , Litigation
A business swoops in and buys substantially all of the assets of a competitor in distress, but first does its due diligence and discovers the skeletons in the closet. The purchaser expressly does not assume the competitor’s liabilities or obligations. The purchaser does everything by-the-book, and…
Read Full Post »
How Much is Enough to Remove? Considerations that Shouldn't be "Smuggled into the Judicial Inquiry."
Category: Appellate Law, Class Action, Eighth Circuit Appellate , Litigation
A plaintiff filed a class-action complaint in state court alleging a potential liability of $2.9 million to the class, plus fees and punitive damages. The defendant conducted its own calculation and determined that the amount in controversy in the case could plausibly top $5 million, thus crossing…
Read Full Post »
< Newer Page 1/3 Older >
The Between the Lines blog is made available by Mitchell Williams Law Firm and the law firm publisher. The blog site is for educational purposes only, as well as to give general information and a general understanding of the law. This blog is not intended to provide specific legal advice. Use of this blog site does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Mitchell Williams or the blog site publisher. The Between the Lines blog site should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state.