MoloLamken Releases 2016 Supreme Court Business Briefing

June 30, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
(Washington, June 30, 2016) The national litigation boutique MoloLamken LLP is pleased to announce the release of this year's MoloLamken Supreme Court Business Briefing. This is the sixth year the firm has published its summary of the decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court's past Term that have the greatest relevance to business.

"The passing of Justice Scalia left a shorthanded Supreme Court to muster majority opinions by deciding cases on narrow grounds that could command consensus," noted MoloLamken partner Robert Kry. "Despite that trend, the Court still issued a number of decisions with important consequences for businesses, consumers, and investors," added Michael Pattillo, another firm partner who edits the briefing with Kry.

The Court addressed many important issues this Term. After a series of decisions hostile to class actions - many authored by Justice Scalia - the Court gave class plaintiffs a reprieve, holding that they could at least sometimes prove their claims through statistical evidence. It reaffirmed Congress's authority to protect consumers by giving private plaintiffs standing to sue. It smoothed the road for investors to bring securities claims in state, rather than federal, court. It made it easier for patent holders to seek enhanced damages for infringement. And finally, the Court provided greater clarity about when businesses and public officials could face criminal charges for allegedly exchanging political favors for campaign contributions or other benefits.

Steven Molo and Jeffrey Lamken, who had held leadership positions in large full-service firms, founded MoloLamken on the belief that complex litigation is most effectively handled by smaller teams comprised of smart, highly experienced lawyers who are focused on results rather than process. MoloLamken handles complex business litigation, IP litigation, and white collar defense and investigations in the trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. The firm's clients include leading corporations, hedge funds, private equity firms, investors, inventors, and executives. The firm has grown from 5 to 25 lawyers in just over six years and has offices in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

The MoloLamken Supreme Court Business Briefing has been widely praised in both the business and legal communities for its clarity and insight. To read this year's edition, please click here. If you wish to receive a paper copy, please email Mike or Robert.

For more information visit:

Robert Kry, 202-556-2011,
Michael Pattillo, 202-556-2012,

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