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Foreign bidder subject to personal jurisdiction (access required)

An Asia-based retailer that sufficiently participated in the bidding process for the liquidated assets of Toys “R” Us subjected itself to personal jurisdiction in the United States. Background In September 2017, Toys “R” Us declared bankruptcy. Since then, the bankruptcy ...

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Gag order does not withstand constitutional scrutiny (access required)

A gag order imposed by the district court overseeing suits against the owners of hog farms breached basic First Amendment principles. Background Hundreds of plaintiffs have alleged that nearby hog farms associated with Murphy-Brown LLC are a private nuisance. Plaintiffs ...

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Acceptance of settlement offer created binding contract (access required)

A defendant is obligated to pay a settlement because a question raised by plaintiffs after they accepted the defendant’s offer was not a new term. Background On May 19, 2017, defendant’s former attorney, Jonathan S. Kurtin, sent a letter to ...

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