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Paycom Payroll, LLC v. Richison -
Copying alone is insufficient to establish copyright infringement, according to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. In an infringement action involving computer...more
It’s no secret that local directory/consumer review websites are popular among consumers looking for recommendations before dining out, hiring a contractor, or even picking a dentist or day spa. Yelp reported around 138...more
RECENT DECISIONS -
NAUTILUS, INC. V. BIOSIG INSTRUMENTS, INC. Patent: Decided: June 3, 2014:
Holding: In a unanimous (9-0) opinion authored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Court held that the Federal...more
Merck Eprova AG v. Gnosis S.p.A., et al. -
Clarifying applicable presumptions in Lanham Act false advertising cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district court’s use of presumptions of...more
It seems lately that the healthcare industry has had some horrible and ghastly press time in the media. It's unfortunate that there a number of people who seem to partake in questionable activities that flood the industry...more
On Friday, August 15, 2014, Judge Gerald McHugh of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania let stand several counterclaims that IMS Health Inc. (IMS) made against Symphony Health Solutions Corp. (Symphony) in connection with...more
Plaintiff Fleet Engineers, Inc. ("Fleet") develops, manufactures, and sells after-market products for the trucking industry. Defendant Tarun Surti, the president of Mudguard Technologies, LLC ("Mudguard"), owns a mud flap...more
U.S. District Court Judge Ronald M. Whyte has issued an order granting in part and denying in part Google’s Motion to Dismiss the class action filed against the Company on March 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern...more
We all know that public policy, legislation and the courts favor enforcement of agreements to resolve disputes by arbitration rather than litigation. The Federal Arbitration Act, and the states’ laws providing for...more
Ameritox won the latest volley of an ongoing legal battle with Millennium when a federal jury in Florida awarded it $14.75 million on June 16, 2014. Ameritox persuaded the jury that Millennium’s free point of care test (POCT)...more
Monsanto Co. v. E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. -
Addressing the issue of sanctions following a finding that a litigant abused the judicial process and acted in bad faith, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal...more
A recent decision from the Massachusetts federal district court serves as a good reminder to Massachusetts employers that courts are unlikely to view the breach of a non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement as justification...more
Cyber security, corruption and unethical behavior pose significant risks for business enterprises, according to a new survey by EY titled “Overcoming Compliance Fatigue’. At the same time business organizations may be...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently charged the co-owner of two Bitcoin-related websites for publicly offering shares in the ventures without registering the securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (the...more
When one big industry sues another we learn a lot about how business as usual is conducted.
In this case Humana, a giant health insurer, has sued the medical device company Medtronic, maker of the Infuse bone graft. ...more
On June 16, 2014, a federal district court jury in Florida awarded $14.755 million to plaintiff Ameritox, Ltd., a Maryland-based clinical lab, for state law claims alleging tortious interference with business relationships...more
A recent case contains some salutary lessons for service providers concerning liability for fraudulent use of their services. It appears that unless the contract has clear terms to the contrary then the service provider, not...more
In a huge victory for Massachusetts-based biologics manufacturer Genzyme Corporation, the First Circuit Court of Appeals on June 5, 2014 affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of a multi-million dollar shareholder class...more
Trade secret misappropriation cases often are won or lost quickly and early at the preliminary injunction stage of the case. However, today we report on the results of a slow moving, long-running trade secret case that...more
DSM Desotech Inc. v. 3D Systems, Inc. -
Applying the laws of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in an appeal that no longer contained a patent claim, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...more
Bitcoin has been a much discussed item recently. The virtual currency is a digital representation of value that is traded and can serve as a medium of exchange. There are websites that use it. At one time there was a stock...more
For those of us who have been active in cybersecurity, it is a well known fact that the Chinese government, acting through its military, has been the most prolific global perpetrators of cyber-espionage. Over the past several...more
Hot on the heels of our recently released publication, ‘Cyber risks and the impact on company directors’, it has been revealed that a shareholder has commenced a derivative action in the district of New Jersey (USA) against...more
All this week, we are featuring a series “Cyber Risks – Director Liability and Potential Gaps in D&O Coverage”
Part 2 of 5: Why Directors Should Be Concerned...more
On April 30, New York Attorney General (AG) Eric Schneiderman announced that four out-of-state companies alleged to have financed retail installment obligations (RIOs) at rates in excess of the state’s usury cap agreed to...more
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