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This summer, PwC published its 2014 Patent Litigation Study. The tagline of the study is “[a]s case volume leaps, damages continue general decline.”...more
The Council and European Parliament have finally adopted a Directive on rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of competition rules (the "Directive"). EU Member States have two years to...more
Last month, the Illinois Supreme Court handed down its unanimous decision in a case being closely watched by the local bar associations – Goldfine v. Barack, Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum & Perlman. Goldfine involved the issue of...more
On 10 November 2014, the Council of Ministers of the European Union adopted the long-awaited directive on rules governing private antitrust damage actions (Damages Directive or Directive). Although the text still needs to be...more
A major national bank will pay $850,000 for allowing a data breach to compromise the personal information of 260,000 of its customers. Nine states — Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,...more
Welcome to the latest edition of Minerals Matters.
Whilst the economic picture has certainly improved over the last six months, there have been a number of stops and starts along the way. Data suggests further...more
Copyright law protects the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works....more
In September 2014, the Commercial Court handed down an unprecedented decision, finding that a liquidated damages ("LD") clause in a contract was a "genuine pre-estimate of loss" at the time the parties entered into the...more
In what may be a cautionary tale for owners of contaminated property, a New Jersey appellate court has ruled that a landowner forfeited any claim to property damages when he allowed the responsible party to perform...more
Plaintiffs cannot bring a claim for damages for a breach of fundamental rights against an airline if that breach arose in the course of international travel. Simply put, international flying is a “no-rights zone” between...more
Courts have increasingly shown scrutiny towards claims of patent damages in patent litigation. To address these issues patent plaintiffs have often relied on consumer surveys to demonstrate harm caused by patent infringement....more
Data protection breaches do not entitle per se to claim damages that damages have to be proven by the plaintiff according to the Italian Supreme Court....more
Federal Circuit Affirms Willful Infringement Judgment and Enhanced Damages Award -
In an October 14, 2014, decision, the Federal Circuit upheld a judgment of willful infringement and an award of enhanced damages...more
In what appears to be an increasingly common practice since the Supreme Court decided Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S.Ct. 1426 (2013), the Southern District of New York recently certified a class as to liability, but rejected...more
A recent case in the District of Connecticut demonstrates that courts may be more willing to award attorneys’ fees to a small plaintiff, encouraging such a plaintiff to protect its patent when it is the plaintiff’s “primary...more
Further to the publishing of a proposed bill on collective damages actions on 7 July 2014, the Dutch legislature has been soliciting views from the public by way of a public consultation. DLA Piper's Litigation team in...more
Most of us have been inconvenienced by road construction or other public works. Streets can be more congested, exits closed, and traffic re-routed, making it more difficult to get to the restaurants, yogurt shops, book...more
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is now the latest state court to weigh in on the issue of whether a subsequent purchaser of a previously inhabited residence can recover contract damages from a builder or general contractor for...more
A critical element in a Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 securities fraud claim for damages is loss causation. Mandated as a key component of such a claim by the PSLRA, the element provides the essential link between the alleged...more
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court invited the Solicitor General to file a brief to express the Obama administration’s views on whether certiorari should be granted in a consumer case involving an important issue of statutory...more
Over 20 years after a workplace incident that seriously injured a worker, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has dismissed the worker’s civil action against a developer.
The worker had been working on a rooftop of a...more
In Fernandes v. Penncorp Life Insurance Company, [2014 ONCA 615], the Court of Appeal upheld the Trial Judge’s decision awarding $200,000.00 in punitive damages. The Court of Appeal did, however, reduce the damages for mental...more
..From 1 October 2014, consumers will have a new right of direct action against traders who engage in misleading or aggressive commercial practices...more
Company Rescinds Offer Due to Applicant's Prior Back Injury, Federal Agency Charges -
SEATTLE - Texas-based BNSF Railway Co. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by withdrawing a job offer to a...more
Despite popular belief that Americans are a litigious bunch always looking for a good lawsuit, I haven’t experienced this in my law practice in Arizona. Particularly when it comes to Fair Debt Collection Practices Act...more
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