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The Financial Report - Volume 3, No. 16 • August 21, 2014 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

... and Analysis - Recently, we’ve been thinking a lot about crowds. Most sources define the term “crowds” as a large group of people gathered closely together or with something in common. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines the term “crowdfunding” as the practice of soliciting financial contributions... more

Will Self-Driving Cars be Accepted by Consumers?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

...As recently discussed on Dashboard Insights, 68% of global automotive industry executives expect self-driving cars to be on the market by 2025. While self-driving cars may be on the market within the next decade, will consumers, particularly American consumers, actually want to own one?... more

How Far Does the In-House Zone of Silence Extend?

by Xerox Litigation Services on

... a recent case, a Massachusetts appellate court raised important questions about the scope of the work product doctrine for in-house lawyers. In Cahaly v. Benistar Property Exchange Trust Co., the plaintiffs sought sanctions against Merrill Lynch and its counsel, asserting that Merrill’s law firm failed to produce documents relevant to... more

Judge Crotty denies attorney and expert fees

by Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. on

...In a matter related to Case no. 1:13–cv-01358–PAC, Abbvie requested attorney and expert fees following the court’s determination that U.S. Patent No. 7,846,442 (“Methods of treating rheumatoid arthritis with an anti-TNF-alpha antibodies and methotrexate”) was invalid for obviousness-type double patenting. ... more

Scientific Fraud: an acute malady - don't be blinded by it

by WhistleBlower Security on

... 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 with wide-spread negative attention, taking the spot light off those who take their practice seriously and enjoy helping their... more

Real Estate and Land Use - August 2014

by Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP on

... Vista Citizens for Jobs and Fair Competition, et al. v. Donna Norris, et al. - Why it matters: With land use issues and development projects increasingly the subject of local ballot initiatives, it is imperative to understand the procedural requirements for initiatives, including who may properly serve as an official proponent of a local... more

Competition Watching? Who Cares!?

by Nancy Myrland on

...During a MarketingProfs PRO webinar with Mack Collier just now, an attendee expressed concern in the chat room about not blogging because it will show competition what she is up to.... more

Delaware Court Finds Password Protection for Electronic Documents Insufficient to Preserve Trade Secrets

by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP on

... questions in most trade secret cases are whether information was misappropriated and whether that information qualified as a trade secret in the first place. Under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act’s definition of a trade secret, whether information is a qualified trade secret depends on whether the efforts taken to maintain the... more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

...The Second Circuit upheld SEC Rule 10b-5-2 which defines certain types of relationships as the predicate for insider trading. In reaching its conclusion the Court rejected an argument that an insider trading claim must be based on a breach of fiduciary duty.... more

IRS Ruling Creates Opportunities for Tax Savings by Companies With Substantial Real Estate Assets

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

... July 29, Windstream announced that it plans to spin off certain telecommunications network assets into an independent, publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT). Windstream made the announcement after it obtained a favorable private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding the tax-free nature of the spin-off and... more