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Bloomberg Law 2021 – Litigation

2020 was a year of upheaval, and while other industries suffered as a result of the pandemic, certain areas of litigation experienced an upswing.

In this special report, our analysts evaluate the trends key to 2021 planning, including:

Developments ahead for 2021

  • Controversial recommendations from the U.S. House of Representatives that target tech giants
  • “New competition tool” proposed by the EU Competition Commission
  • Threats to the Federal Trade Commission’s role
  • Changes in class action law

Unregulated status of litigation finance

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s criticisms and push for oversight
  • Move toward greater transparency
  • Impact of the pandemic on the industry

Lessons smaller companies can learn from big tech

  • Antitrust complaint against Google
  • Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google M&A
  • Freedom of speech and censorship on social media

Climate change liability and lawsuits brought by cities and states

Pandemic-related disruptions and danger to new contract-based litigation

Gig worker battles

  • Federal appeals courts taking up the issue
  • California v. Uber and the impact on ride-hailing
  • Passing of Proposition 22

Relatively new Chapter 15 bankruptcy filings

  • Filing number trends as of third quarter 2020
  • Differences in countries’ approaches to corporate stimulus

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