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Welcome to the newest issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award winning guide to the law and business of social media. In this edition, we present a “grand unifying theory” of today’s leading technologies and the legal...more
Oral hearings before the PTAB are the time to shine, to convince the judges why your position is right, why your opponent’s position is wrong, and to address questions head-on and reassure the judges regarding any real or...more
When a business is faced with the potential for litigation, it is imperative that all evidence be preserved to avoid the dreaded “s” word: spoliation. Starbucks Corporation recently learned this lesson the hard way when a...more
In County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors et al. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles, 2015 DJDAR 4085, the California Court of Appeal for the Second District ruled that attorney invoices may be confidential...more
Omar Bermudez v. Faith Ciolek -
Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (June 22, 2015) -
Issues that remained unanswered after the Howell and Corenbaum decisions included: (1) what is the proper measure of...more
On Wednesday, July 8, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its latest — and largest — settlement of claims of unfair and deceptive debt collection practices. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and 47...more
In this day in age, you really can find anything on the Internet. That is the good news and the bad news for attorneys and clients alike. With the popularity of online web logs, or “blogs,” on the rise, odds are that your...more
On July 2, 2015, the Federal Circuit issued a decision in The Medicines Company v. Hospira, Inc., --- F.3d ---, 2015 WL 4033143 (Fed. Cir. July 2, 2015) reversing the District of Delaware’s finding that the asserted claims...more
On June 29, in Jim Schumacher, LLC v. Spireon, Inc., Civ. Action No. 3:12-cv-00625-TWP-CCS, a Tennessee federal judge denied the motion for partial summary judgment as to the breach of contract claim because there was...more
Addressing the circumstances for submitting supplemental evidence in an inter partes review (IPR), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) allowed the petitioner to submit a responsive declaration after the due date...more
A plaintiff in the District of New Hampshire recently found itself stuck in an unenviable and inescapable jurisdictional hole. Plaintiff Presby Patent Trust sued Infiltrator Systems, a Connecticut-based manufacturer and...more
Last month, the Washington Supreme Court held that state’s anti-SLAPP statute was unconstitutional because it required trial courts to weigh competing evidence – which was a function expressly reserved for the jury. With the...more
The Fourth Circuit recently issued a decision affirming a district court’s order dismissing a false advertising claim against GNC and Rite Aid relating to several supplement products containing glucosamine and chondroitin, as...more
Today, it is rare for a trial to take place without the use of PowerPoint presentations. They most often appear during opening statement, the examination of experts, and closing argument. So let’s suppose that opposing...more
Most California construction attorneys know, or should know, that you need to “prove” you’re a licensed contractor in a construction case.
And, by “prove,” that means more than simply alleging in a pleading that you are...more
The Supreme Court of New Jersey affirms an employee’s indictment for taking an employer’s confidential documents without authorization, allegedly to support discrimination and retaliation claims.
In a decision issued on...more
In Bermudez v. Ciolek (No. G049510, filed June 22, 2015), the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, held unpaid medical bills, joined with expert testimony regarding their reasonableness, were properly admitted and...more
In Sas v. Federal National Mortgage Ass’n., No. 2D14-1003, 2015 WL 3609508 (Fla. 2d DCA June 10, 2015) the appellate court was faced with the issue of whether there was a requirement that the records custodian of the current...more
In this issue:
- Overview of Presentation
- Prevention is better than cure
- Fix problems in the design phase
- Early diagnosis and treatment of problems
- So what do you do?
- Areas of major...more
New evidence from nonprofit advocacy organizations Common Cause and the Center for Media and Discovery bolsters claims that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been falsely portraying itself as a tax-exempt...more
In Pavoni v. Chrysler Group, LLC, 2015 No. 13-55761 (“Pavoni”), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs’ expert declaration in conjunction with circumstantial evidence of the incident were sufficient to raise...more
On June 12, 2015, Federal District Judge Maxine Chesney issued a decision in Ellis v. Housenger (N.D. Cal.) allowing the plaintiffs to utilize expert declarations and exhibits that were not included in the certified...more
No Policy? No Problem, The First Circuit Rules In A Coverage Dispute -
Why it matters: This case addresses the standard for pleading a missing insurance policy where the alleged insured, a private educational...more
Employers are often frustrated when dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) regarding employee Charges of Discrimination. Many EEOC charges are legitimate and allow current or former employees an...more
On Thursday, June 4, 2015, the PATENT Act made it out of committee on a 16-4 vote after amendments were made to the bill that take direct aim at inter partes review proceedings. While there is still a long way to go before...more
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