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Tribal Sovereign Immunity, Its Origins and Development

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Jana Simmons (Of Counsel-Michigan) co-authored “Tribal Sovereign Immunity, Its Origins and Development,” the first in a series of articles to be provided by DRI’s Native Nations Law Task Force. Over the course of the next year or so, the series of articles will discuss legal issues encountered throughout tribal, state and federal courts in civil cases.

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Pak Appointed to Law360’s 2020 Employment Editorial Board

Yoora Pak (Partner-Virginia) was appointed to Law360’s 10-member 2020 Employment Editorial Board, which provides feedback on Law360’s coverage and expert insights on how best to shape future coverage.

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Case Studies

$1 Million Punitive Damages Award in New Jersey Asbestos Case

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In a recent asbestos case before New Jersey’s Superior Court in Middlesex County, the court levied a $1 million punitive damages award against a manufacturer of products for residential and commercial boiler applications. . Punitive damages are designed to punish a wrongdoer for particularly egregious conduct and to deter that party from future misconduct.

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Claims against Accounting Firms Dismissed in Chinese Reverse Merger-related Case

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The decision in this case, one of the first addressing auditor scienter in the Chinese reverse merger context, will provide important precedent in future cases.

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