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On Thursday, December 5, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the “Innovation Act” (H.R. 3309), a bill principally aimed at curtailing certain patent infringement litigation practices of non-practicing entities...more
On December 5, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3309, the “Innovation Act” originally introduced by Congressman Goodlatte (R-VA). The bill passed by a vote of 325-91, with four amendments to the bill as...more
On November 14, 2013, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) and King & Spalding co-hosted a thought leadership event focused on abusive patent litigation and its effect on U.S. innovation. The Capitol Hill event...more
Just in time for Halloween, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has introduced yet another piece of legislation to combat the perceived "patent troll" problem. The Patent Litigation Integrity Act (S. 1612) is aimed at shifting the...more
Earlier this week, Governor Brown vetoed AB 374, a bill to amend Code of Civil Procedure section 1263.510, the statute governing recovery of loss of business goodwill in an eminent domain case. But it's not the veto that...more
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia has released a second discussion draft of legislation intended to restrict litigation brought by non-practicing entities (NPEs).
In June 2013, the White...more
On August 13, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit took the rare step of granting a Petition for Writ of Mandamus compelling the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (“NRC”) to resume the licensing...more
In Mission Springs Water District v. Verjil, a California appellate court invalidated voter initiatives that had proposed to reduce a water district’s recently adopted rate increases and limit the amount the district could...more
Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown’s office announced his intention to propose “updates” to Proposition 65 (Health & Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq.) supposedly designed to make the law less susceptible to the widespread...more
Late last month, the Nevada Committee on Judiciary introduced a bill that would, among numerous other things, authorize forum selection provisions in corporate and other Nevada entity charters. If SB 441 is enacted, a...more
In a recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) promulgated for comment revisions to its Section 337 discovery procedures. If implemented largely as proposed, which is likely given the...more
Last September, I wrote about California’s unincorporated associations law. In ”Thinking About Joining A Club? You May Want To Consider These Corporations Code Provisions First“, I noted that Title 3 of the California...more
Though the election is still three months away, and the campaigning over California’s Prop 33 (the automobile insurance portable persistency initiative) has not yet begun in earnest, the ballot proposition is already being...more
The Florida Supreme Court recently denied a request for it to review the Florida Court of Appeal’s determination that a Florida statute is valid even though it authorizes slot machines at entities other than those that are...more
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IN DEPTH -- Growing Trend of Third-Party Litigation Funding Creates Mixed Opinions; ADR CONVERSATIONS -- JAMS Panelists Receive Prestigious ADR Award; ADR NEWS & CASE UPDATES; DOMESTIC FOCUS -- Good Faith...more
Originally published in the Journal of State Taxation on April 1, 2012
In this down economy, aircraft owners have heard politicians in Washington turning up the rhetoric, complaining about corporate aircraft "tax breaks"...more
In This Issue:
1 On the Brink of Change — Congress Passes Patent Reform
1 ICANN’s Proposal for New Generic Top Level Domain Names
8 The Supreme Court Review of the Federal Circuit: Recent Decisions with Varying...more
In This Issue:
- 01 “False Statement” Dispute In U.S.-China Trade Remedy Cases
- 01 Despite Senate Procedural Agreement, Uncertainty Continues on TAA/FTAs
- 02 Brazilian President Announces Plan To Revive...more
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This afternoon the Illinois Supreme Court published its Oral Argument Calendar for the September term, and the Court will hear oral argument in ten civil cases. The cases, with the issue or issues...more
In This Issue:
- CHANGES TO HEARINGS AND APPEALS IN GAMING REGISTRATION MATTERS IN ONTARIO by Michael D. Lipton
- SUPREME COURT DISMISSES LARGE CLASS ACTION AGAINST WAL-MART FOR LACK OF COMMONALITY AMONGST...more
The seemingly endless lawsuit between two homeowners and their builder will continue, now that post-verdict mediation has failed. An article in the New York Times reports that settlement discussions have broken down between...more
Owners, developers and major general contractors are ramping up their use of wrap-up insurance policies on building and industrial projects. When sponsored by an Owner, wrap-ups are dubbed Owner-Controlled Insurance Program...more
Almost a decade after the Supreme Court determined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not have jurisdiction over tobacco products in Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. v. FDA, 153 F.3d 155 (2000), on June 12, 2009,...more
In February 2009, President Obama appointed long-time Board member Wilma Liebman as Chairperson of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). As a member of the Bush-era Board under former Chairperson Robert Battista, Ms....more
Congress recently expanded contractors’ liability under the civil False Claims Act (FCA). The substantive changes include eliminating the presentment requirement, adding liability for claims seeking non-United States funds,...more