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Patent Infringement Complaint Dismissed for Lack of Standing Where Co-Inventor Had Not Assigned Rights to Plaintiff
Plaintiffs Alpha One Transporter, Inc. and American Heavy Moving and Rigging, Inc. (collectively "Alpha One") filed a complaint against Defendant and Third-Party Plaintiff Perkins Motor Transport, Inc. ("Perkins"). Perkins subsequently…more
Last week, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released proposed regulations that would bar federal contractors from adopting or enforcing policies that prohibit employees from discussing…more
On September 26, 2014, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) posted draft guidance on pathway programs, seeking comment from stakeholders. It is the third in a series of related guidance…more
Applicability Of Late Payment Of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 – What Is A "Sufficient Connecting Factor" With England?
In Martrade Shipping & Transport GmbH v United Enterprises Corp  EWHC 1884 (Comm), 12 June 2014, Popplewell J considered the application of the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (the 1998 Act) to contracts…more
Restaurant Manager Subjected Class of Females, Including Teens, to Abuse Including Sexual Selection, Federal Agency Charges - CLEVELAND - East Columbus Host, LLC, dba Texas Roadhouse and Ultra Steak, Inc., violated federal law by…more
Does your business use a contractor to provide in-home services to your customers? If so, you probably want the contractor to conduct background checks on its employees. You want the contractor to screen out people who pose high risk…more
The regulations set forth two possible approaches to defining a “qualifying closely held for-profit entity” In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2751 (2014) the Supreme Court held that the requirement to provide…more
Previously, we discussed a recent lawsuit that alleged “product hopping” by a brand pharmaceutical manufacturer as part of a broader pay-for-delay claim. On Monday, the New York Attorney General filed a suit in the U.S. District Court…more
In Benefit Funding Systems, LLC v. Advance America Cash Advance Centers, Inc., the Federal Circuit upheld the district court’s decision to stay patent infringement litigation while the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)…more
The CFPB has published a notice stating that as part of its Owning a Home project, it plans to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget to conduct a field study of the project. The project consists of a various online…more
Missouri Court of Appeals Affirms Award of Compensatory Damages Against Insurer Based Upon Bad Faith Failure to Settle and Overall Failure to Handle Construction Defect Claim In Good Faith
The Missouri Court of Appeals recently affirmed an award of compensatory damages against an insurer based upon bad faith in Advantage Bldgs. & Exteriors, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., 2014 Mo. App. LEXIS 975 (Missouri Court of…more
In November 2012, the European Commission published a Communication on Cloud Computing intended to ‘unleash the potential of cloud computing in Europe.’ Twenty months later, the Commission has begun to deliver on its key actions set…more