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IP/Unfair Comp. Case Applies Buckman

The very name “intellectual property law” suggests it’s not for us. There are episodes of The Simpsons that seem too complicated for our pretty little heads. Anything deemed “intellectual” scares us away. We usually race...more

Business Litigation Report -- October 2014

In This Issue: - Main Article: ..Multi-Jurisdictional Enforcement of Judgments - Noted With Interest: ..New York Federal Court Holds That Arbitrator’s Undisclosed Serious Health Condition Is Not Ground for...more

How to Create an Opening Statement Using Graphic Immersion

My part in a recent presentation to the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association concerned opening statements, and I wanted to share a highly graphically immersive style of opening that allows an attorney to persuasively...more

Texas Appellate Court Stabilizes "Presumption of No Liability" Jury Instruction in Products Cases

In Hamid v. Lexus, et al., the Texas Court of Appeals upheld a take-nothing judgment against a plaintiff on the grounds that a product's risk—not the alleged defect—governs the applicability of a rebuttable presumption jury...more

Removal Prior to Service Still Viable Under the New Removal Statutes

The recent enactment of the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 (Act) will require form removal petitions be dusted off and updated. The Act became effective on January 6, 2012, and in addition to...more

Product Liability Update -- January 2012

In This Issue: *First Circuit Upholds Design Defect Verdict Involving Table Saw, Holding Plaintiff Adequately Proved Availability of Feasible Alternative Design Despite Weight and Price Differences From Existing Saw,...more

Coffee's On: Claims Dismissed in Single-Cup Brewing Class Litigation

A federal court last week dismissed the claims in a case accusing Green Mountain Coffee Roasters of misrepresenting the performance quality of its single-cup brewing systems. See Green v. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.,...more

Quinn Emanuel Business Litigation Report - October 2011

In This Isssue: Firm News: Quinn Emanuel Launches Moscow Office High-Profile Litigator Andrew Schapiro Joins Quinn Emanuel Main Article: China Implements New Laws in Foreign-Related Products Liability...more

Interesting E-Discovery Developments

The program at a Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. (“PLAC”) meeting are always interesting, and the one just before Columbus Day was no exception. It focused on social media and e-discovery. Here are some...more

Product Liability Update - October 2010

In This Issue: Massachusetts Appeals Court Holds Trademark Licensor That Substantially Participated in Design, Manufacture or Distribution of Product Is Liable as “Apparent Manufacturer;" *First Circuit Affirms Judgment...more

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