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“Wait, I didn’t sign that contract…” How You May Find Yourself Bound to Someone Else’s Forum-Selection Clause

January 8, 2015

Although it might seem like a clear-cut argument—“my client cannot be bound to a contractual provision when it was not a party to the contract”—courts have routinely rejected it. In doing so, these courts have often ordered that a defendant is then bound to a forum selection clause found in a co-defendant’s agreement with the […]

Lessons from a Deposition: Insight into One Plaintiff’s Counsel’s Strategy for Establishing Broker Liability

January 8, 2015

As defense counsel in the trucking industry have seen in recent years, broker liability is a burgeoning area in which plaintiff’s attorneys are beginning to explore as a means to reach the elusive “deep pockets” of many of our broker clients. Much of the lure of broker liability began with the $23.8 million judgment against […]