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Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
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On August 13, 2014, an order was issued by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in the matter of General Majority PAC v. Carol Aichele permanently enjoining implementation and enforcement of...more
On August 4, 2014, the First District Illinois Appellate Court affirmed a lower court decision invalidating Cook County’s Non-Titled Personal Property Use Tax (the “Use Tax”). The Appellate Court dismissed as moot the...more
On July 1, 2014, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl. The Court of Appeals held that federal courts lack jurisdiction under the...more
In this unusual appeal, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the Court of Chancery’s decision awarding a fee to the former counsel of a derivative plaintiff who had abandoned his claim before final judgment was entered,...more
In recent years, state legislatures have attempted to pass legislation regarding patent law – an area that the U.S. Constitution states is exclusively governed by federal law. The stated goal behind many of these laws is to...more
Sun-Times Media Group, Inc. v. Black,  O.J. No. 795, is another case involving the former officers and directors of the Hollinger-related corporations, which highlights the risk of self-incrimination that officers and...more
Musicians employed by the National Theatre in its production of War Horse at the New London Theatre have been refused their application for an interim injunction, or alternatively specific performance, to require the National...more
The corporate governance world has been disquieted by Delaware Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Berger’s recent opinion that upheld the validity of a fee-shifting bylaw provision in the bylaws of a Delaware non-stock...more
Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act") addressed concerns that proceeds from the trade and exploitation of certain minerals originating in several central African...more
Now that NAM et al’s emergency stay motion in the conflicts minerals case has been denied, the question is what happens next. Clues can be found in the briefing for the unsuccessful emergency stay motion....more
In response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s recent opinion upholding the conflict minerals statute and rule, but finding First Amendment violations, the Director of the SEC’s Division of...more
I hope NAM et al are successful in their motion for a stay of the conflict minerals rules, but it certainly isn’t a slam dunk. The SEC has filed its response to the motion for emergency stay. ...more
Following through on its April 30 statement, the National Association of Manufacturers, joined by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable, filed an emergency motion for stay of the SEC’s Conflict Minerals...more
On May 2, 2014, the SEC issued an order partially staying its Conflict Minerals Rule. Essentially, the order reiterates the SEC’s April 29, 2014, guidance that the Commission will not require companies subject to the conflict...more
The SEC has denied NAM’s motion for a full stay of the conflict minerals rules. As I indicated, it was somewhat of a hail Mary, but maybe a precondition to asking the court for relief. ...more
As mentioned below, on April 29, 2014, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Chamber of Commerce and Business Roundtable filed a motion for stay with the SEC. The motion requested that the SEC stay its final...more
On Friday, the SEC issued an official order staying the effective date for compliance with the portions of the conflict mineral rules that would require issuers to make statements that the United States Court of Appeals for...more
On Tuesday, April, 22, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee voted 10-0 to approve a so-called “Yelp bill” that would prohibit companies from suppressing negative consumer reviews through the use of “non-disparagement...more
In terms of the question presented, the Supreme Court of the United States answered that when a licensee seeks declaratory judgment against a patentee, asserting that its products do not infringe the licensed patent, “the...more
Equitable mootness is a judge-made remedy that is misnamed. Judges apply it to seek an equitable result, but mootness in the constitutional sense is absent.
Article III, section 2 of the U.S. Constitution bars federal...more
Recently passed legislation in New Hampshire pertaining to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers is giving heavy equipment manufacturers a cause for concern and has resulted in the...more
Commenting that “Alice in Wonderland has nothing on” a New York law that prohibits merchants from imposing a surcharge on credit card purchases, a New York federal court has entered a preliminary injunction that prohibits the...more
Dash v. Mayweather, USCA, Fourth Circuit, September 26, 2013 -
In copyright infringement action arising from unauthorized use of musical work during televised wrestling events, Fourth Circuit affirms grant of summary...more
Property owners are routinely hiring attorneys well in advance of a public agency's filing of an eminent domain action. Many times, the representation begins before it is even certain whether the agency will actually move...more
On September 11, the California city of Richmond reportedly voted to proceed with a plan to employ its eminent domain authority to seize certain mortgages. As previously described, the city recently demanded that owners and...more
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