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Delaware corporations should evaluate their certificates of incorporation or bylaws in light of new amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law.
On June 24, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed Senate Bill 75...more
In a novel and somewhat convoluted fact pattern, the California Court of Appeal yet again sent a loud and clear message: The purpose of the California Public Records Act ("CPRA") is to monitor governmental activities despite...more
In what has already become news in the copyright community nationwide, the State of Georgia has launched a legal campaign against Public.Resource.org, Inc., a California non-profit corporation that dedicates itself to...more
The Fifth District Court of Appeal has confirmed that the 90-day statute of limitations under the Subdivision Map Act includes takings claims arising out of Map Act decisions. Honchariw_v._County_of_Stanislaus, No. F069145...more
As I’ve done in past years, this post and the next one will summarize some takeaways I gleaned from this year’s DRI Class Action Seminar.
Impact of Dart Cherokee: Nowell Berreth, who argued this case in the Supreme...more
In Amerisure Mut. Ins. Co. v. Arch Specialty Ins Co., No. 14-20239 (5th Cir. April 21, 2015), a case that applied Texas law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held that the word “expenses,” as used in a...more
DISTRICT COURT CASES -
Expert Witness’ Flawed Infringement Opinion Supports an Award of Attorneys’ Fees -
Defendants Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. sought an award of attorneys’ fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 against...more
An Ohio appellate court has affirmed an order of sanctions against counsel for borrowers who filed a frivolous lawsuit against the lender alleging fraud, breach of contract and estoppel in connection with failed attempts to...more
On June 29, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (“TAARA 2015”) into law as part of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which gave President Obama "fast...more
On July 17, 2015, Judge Schofield sitting in the Southern District of New York awarded defendants Shawn Carter (a/k/a Jay Z), Roc-A-Fella Records and Roc Nation, LLC (collectively, “Roc-A-Fella”) $253,409.99 in attorneys’...more
First Circuit Rules Bankruptcy Code Preempts Puerto Rico's Recovery Act -
On Monday, July 6, the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the February 6, 2015 order and injunction of the Puerto Rico District...more
A creditor recently received a wake-up call from the Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina in In re Crawford, an opinion issued by the Court on June 8, 2015. In Crawford, the Court granted the debtors’ motion to...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
In the 2015 Pennsylvania Superior Court Non-precedential Decision, Boer v. Pott, the Court confirmed husband's right to seek attorney's fees against wife due to wife's failure to comply with the parties' prenuptial agreement....more
On Feb. 15, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed a regulatory framework applicable to small commercial drones, or unmanned aircraft systems, meaning those weighing less than 55 pounds. The comment period on this...more
A lawsuit asserting intellectual property claims and violations of a non-competition and non-solicitation agreement played a dominant role in the second season of HBO’s comedy “Silicon Valley.” Throughout the season, it was...more
Tiny deals can bring large complications. Mannix v. PlasmaNet, Inc. involved appraisal rights in a merger where the merger consideration, after adjustments, amounted to $114,000, to be split amongst 19,307,715 shares, or...more
The Third Circuit recently held that a plaintiff was not entitled to a monetary, equitable remedy under ERISA § 502(a)(3) where he failed to prove actual harm. Perelman v. Perelman, Nos. 14–1663, 14–2742, 2015 WL 4174537 (3d...more
Recent decisions by the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Delaware Court of Chancery have raised important issues regarding fee advancement bylaws or policies of Delaware corporations.
Please see full...more
In In re Butler, 2015 DJDAR 5345, the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District decided a prison case and awarded attorney fees under the Private Attorney General Doctrine contained in CCP§ 1021.5. The court...more
In Faton v. Ahmedo, 2015 DJDAR 5256, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District held that where an attorney fee request is a mere “incident to a cause of action,” they need not be pleaded and proven, as...more
In Ryan v. Editions Limited West Inc., 2015 DJDAR 5455, the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit decided an important issue of first impression: does the Copyright Act of 1976 preclude enforcement of a contractual...more
Employers involved in recent years in legal disputes with the federal government have noticed an increasingly aggressive litigation posture taken by federal agencies. The government makes extraordinary settlement demands, or...more
The Missouri courts seem to provide more than their share of material worthy of comment. In Ross-Paige v. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, decided on June 30, a jury had found for the plaintiff, a St. Louis police...more
On June 24, 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell approved several important amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”), with such amendments generally becoming effective on August 1, 2015. These...more
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