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Proskauer’s perspective on developments and trends in commercial litigation.

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Bryan A. Cruz

Bryan A. Cruz is an associate in the Litigation Department.

Bryan earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he participated in the Crimmigration Clinic and as an extern at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund through the Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic. Bryan interned his 1L summer at Disability Rights Texas.

Prior to law school, Bryan taught bilingual elementary school in San Antonio, Texas for two years as part of Teach For America. Bryan then taught middle school for two years.

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Amendment to Rule 7.1 Seeks to Resolve Federal Court Diversity Issues at the Outset of Cases But It May Not Achieve Its Goal

A proposed amendment to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1, which had previously required information so judges could determine if they had a conflict of interest, would require a party in a diversity action to name and disclose the citizenship of every individual or entity whose citizenship is attributed to that party. Chief Justice Roberts … Continue Reading

Price Gouging Updates: Federal Price Gouging Legislation; Addressing Infant Formula Shortages; Resolution of Online Merchants Guild

Two federal price gouging bills were recently introduced in Congress. Senator Elizabeth Warren led the introduction of the Price Gouging Prevention Act of 2022. The bill prohibits “unconscionably excessive price[s]” at any point in a supply chain or distribution network during an “exceptional market shock” triggered by a range of events – including public health … Continue Reading

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