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litigation

1. the act or process of bringing or contesting a legal action in court
2. a judicial proceeding or contest
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Leonard Dougal (Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental; Water Law)
The deduction cannot exceed the amount reported as gross income from the litigation.
The downside of increased patent litigation is that it puts many more potential defendant companies at risk of being sued in the United States.
In sustaining Yum's appeal, the Sixth Circuit followed Adlman II in defining documents prepared "in anticipation of litigation" as "prepared or obtained because of the prospect of litigation" and found that the work-product doctrine protected the two memoranda because the taxpayer established, based on surrounding facts and circumstances in addition to the substance of the documents themselves, that the documents were prepared in anticipation of litigation.
The answer is not easy, but one successful approach used by a growing number of companies is to fundamentally re-engineer the litigation process for a new age of legal combat.
In the real estate and corporate arenas, we're now joined by some of the most respected and sought after transactional and cooperative and condominium attorneys in Manhattan, and our commercial litigation practice group will be a more robust and experienced bench of professionals.
Founded in 1988, DOAR is a single-source provider of a range of information and services for law firms and Fortune 1000 companies involved in business litigation proceedings and lawsuits that require expert knowledge and assistance in information management, technology and value-added consulting.
This is especially diffilicult when making the distinction between what is considered "potential" (or threatened) litigation as opposed to clearly "pending" litigation.
The AICPA's new Consulting Services Special Report (CSSR) 03-01, Litigation Services and Applicable Professional Standards (No.
In the law field, this is especially true of newsletters focusing on litigation and class-action suits--both thriving fields despite what's going on in the US.
A city corrections department moved for immediate termination of consent decrees requiring judicial supervision over restrictive housing, inmate correspondence, and law libraries at city jails, pursuant to the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA).