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The Ninth Circuit yesterday (July 30, 2015) issued one of the most significant appellate opinions regarding standard essential patents (SEPs) subject to commitments to license on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory...more
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AC36506 - Sidorova v. East Lyme Board of Education -
Due to budget cuts, the Board of Education laid off the plaintiff who was a tenured French teacher. She sued for...more
After months of searching, you have finally found the house of your dreams, and much to your delight the Seller has accepted your offer of $500,000. You deposit your $15,000 “earnest money” with the escrow company, and an...more
In E Ivor Hughes Educational Foundation v Morris UKEAT/0023/15, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the implications of an employer’s failure to consult with its employees in breach of U.K. collective redundancy...more
The Ninth Circuit has affirmed Microsoft’s $14.5 million jury verdict against Motorola, upholding the first federal bench trial decision setting a fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing rate. Armed with...more
Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit court of appeals issued a decision affirming Judge Robart’s RAND decision in the much watched Microsoft v. Motorola case, basically ruling that the determination of a reasonable and...more
James Petter was a U.K.-based senior employee of the U.K. subsidiary of a U.S. company. As part of his compensation package, he was awarded restricted stock units (RSU) under the U.S. parent’s plan. The plan contained an...more
This OnPoint reports on a recent important High Court decision ?limiting the remedies available for breach of a UK LLP agreement.
Generally, in contract law, if a party to a contract commits a breach which is...more
Claims seeking damages for broken real estate deals may be more common, but the remedy of rescission often provides the most bang for the buck.
In a claim for damages due to breach of contract, the plaintiff affirms...more
What happened? In The Basildon Academies v Amadi, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (the "EAT") decided that an employee was not under an implied duty to disclose allegations of misconduct to his employer where there was no...more
Many courts dismiss an action once they order the parties to arbitrate the dispute. And many of these courts do so even if one of the parties requests that the court stay the proceedings pending arbitration.
Even freed from bricks and mortar, online retailers and service providers are realizing that market share is not infinite. A complaint recently filed by Angie’s List Inc. against Amazon Local LLC for its newly launched online...more
Where a freely negotiated contract between two sophisticated companies included a provision barring an award of monetary relief for breach of contract, the court will enforce the provision as written and award no economic...more
There are few circumstances in the practice of law that require more quick thinking and improvisation than defending a client at a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) hearing mere hours after meeting them for the first time....more
This article is the second in a series which provides an overview of the basics of employment law in Nigeria and will focus on laws governing employment terminations, including wage and hour, termination, restrictive...more
The summer sun has not slowed the pace of important decisions and legislative updates for employers to be aware of. Summarised below are three of the most notable.
Payments to continuing employees in settlement of claims...more
At a time when an ex-employee’s newly created company was subject to an injunction prohibiting misappropriation of his former employer’s supposed trade secret, the new company allegedly used that confidential information on a...more
We previously reported that UCLA suffered a data breach affecting 4.5 million patients. Days following the announcement of the breach, plaintiffs filed a proposed class action lawsuit against UCLA, alleging that UCLA should...more
In Fulghum v. Embarq. Corp., 785 F.3d 395 (10th Cir. 2015), the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals considered the claims of a class of telephone company retirees whose life and health insurance benefits were reduced or eliminated...more
On July 20, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held in Remijas v. Neiman Marcus Group that injuries associated with resolving fraudulent charges and protecting oneself against future identity theft after...more
A note to the drafters of Wisconsin’s single-party listing contract: It’s time to redefine what triggers the payment of a commission under the contract after a recent decision of Wisconsin’s supreme court in Ash Park, LLC v....more
In the recent decision in First American Title Insurance Co. v. Johnson Bank, 1 CA-CV 14-0190, 2015 WL 3965740 filed June 30, 2015, the Arizona Court of Appeals held that the date for calculating a loss under a lender’s title...more
The barrage of counterfeit jewelry products bearing the “Isis Cross” will cease! After more than two years of battling with counterfeiters, Tory Burch, LLC and its subsidiary (“Tory Burch”) secured a $41 million judgment and...more
If you work for a broadband service provider and haven’t recently reviewed your FCC-mandated network management “transparency” disclosures posted on your website, we suggest you make that the next thing you do after reading...more
On July 1, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland issued an opinion granting Connecticut General Life Insurance Company’s (“CGLIC”) motion to dismiss a payee’s claims for breach of contract and...more
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