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Alleged Patent Troll Targeted By Vermont Attorney General

Previously, we posted about Governor Peter Shumlin signing into law Vermont’s first-in-the-nation (and so far only-in-the-nation) patent troll legislation helping Vermont businesses protect themselves from bad faith patent…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Business Torts,...

Vermont Jury Verdict Awards $43.1 million For Spinal Cord Injury

On June 28, 2013 a Chittenden County Vermont jury returned a $43.1 million dollar verdict in favor Dzemila Heco, a 51 year old woman who suffered a C4-C5 spinal cord injury when her 1999 Dodge Neon was struck from behind at 35…more

| Civil Remedies, Products Liability

Seed of Patent Infringement Germinates Between Organic Farmers and Monsanto

In a significant legal decision with a connection to Vermont’s farming community, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed that organic farmers cannot obtain a judicial declaration to prevent…more

| Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property,...

Employers Just Get No Satisfaction: NH Enacts Law Restricting Use Of...

Employers in New Hampshire now must comply with further restrictions on their ability to enforce non-compete and anti-piracy agreements. Venturing further into the already murky area of the enforceability of such agreements,…more

| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law,...

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