Texas’s Anti-SLAPP statute, also known as the Texas Citizens Participation Act (“TCPA”), continues to be a hot topic in the courts of appeal. The Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio recently issued two opinions discussing the TCPA. Court Holds That Actual Amount of Damages Not Required to Defeat TCPA Motion In Quintanilla v. West,…
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The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Considers Whether an SEC Subpoena is Interrelated with a Pre-Policy Investigation Order Under a D&O Policy
In BioChemics, Inc. v. AXIS Reinsurance Co., 2019 WL 2223125 (1st Cir. May 23, 2019), the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that a D&O policy did not provide coverage for an SEC action related to an investigation that began prior to the policy incepting.
The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota Considers the Scope of a Prior Acts Exclusion Under an Excess D&O Policy
In Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. v. Allied World Nat’l Assurance Co., 2019 WL 2357044 (D. Minn. June 4, 2019), the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota held that a prior acts exclusion in an excess D&O policy precluded coverage for claim that occurred during the policy period because the claim arose from “the same nucleus of operative facts” as a claim that occurred prior to the policy incepting.
U.S. Supreme Court Holds that an Employee’s Failure to File a Pre-Suit Discrimination Charge with the EEOC Does Not Necessarily Deprive a Court of Jurisdiction over an Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
In Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, 2019 WL 2331306 (U.S. June 3, 2019), the Supreme Court of the United States held that failing to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission does not deprive a court of jurisdiction over an employment discrimination lawsuit.