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A week ago, in a post-script to a post on Daubert decisions, we reported that the trial court in Hexum v. Eli Lilly & Co., No. 2:13-cv-02701-SVM-MAN, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109737 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2015), had granted...more
The Supreme Court explained in Celotex Corp. v. Catrett, 477 U.S. 317 (1986), that a party can obtain for summary judgment when its opponent has no evidence to support an element of the opponent’s case. Justice Brennan’s...more
Once a month, AGG’s terrific FDA team publishes a newsletter updating readers on the latest regulatory news affecting food/drug companies–including those from Ireland and Northern Ireland. The August newsletter is here and...more
As a party to the Hague Evidence Convention, Croatia requires prior permission from the Croatian Central Authority when taking depositions of Croatian or third-country nationals. Letters of request must be sent to the...more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision that may significantly impact how Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) cases are litigated and whether potential litigants elect to forego TTAB litigation in certain...more
In the Supreme Court’s recent, landmark decision in Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., 576 U.S. ___, 2015 WL 2473449 (Jun. 25, 2015), the Court held that, while disparate...more
A recent Pennsylvania case presents the question: can a party rely on its co-defendant’s objections at trial, or must it join in an objection or make its own?
In Amato v. Bell & Gossett, 116 A. 3d 607 (Pa. Super 2015),...more
On August 20th, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published proposed rules that would amend the consolidated set of rules currently governing Inter Partes Reviews, Post-Grant Reviews, Covered Business Method Reviews, and...more
With so much potentially at stake, the initial steps and strategic decisions taken in any company investigation are critical to setting the tone for a focused, credible and effective inquiry. This is paramount not only for...more
On August 19, 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released proposed rule changes for trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The proposed rule changes were made in response to input...more
Look around the playing fields where children practice soccer or baseball, and you will see many parents checking their phones. However, opening Facebook Messenger may lead to more than an invite to this weekend’s...more
A California appellate court has ruled that inadvertent disclosure of documents containing attorney-client communications in response to a Public Records Act request does not result in a waiver of the privilege. Newark...more
USPTO responds to public comments on PTAB trial procedures, publishes several proposed rule changes for 60 day comment period....more
The question of whether a product manufacturer or employer in an asbestos lawsuit can introduce evidence of the plaintiff’s exposures to asbestos from other sources has become a highly contested issue. There is a lengthy...more
The disputed technology relates to using internet technology to route calls through a network. A 6-day jury trial took place in October 2014 resulting in a jury verdict for plaintiff. The court finds there was sufficient...more
Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions:
SC19203 - Tilcon Connecticut, Inc. v. Commissioner of Environmental Protection -
Applicant sought a water diversion permit for some of its quarries for water used in its rock...more
In a precedent-setting ruling, the Washington Court of Appeals in Thomson v. Doe refused to grant a motion to compel brought by a defamation plaintiff who had subpoenaed the lawyer-review site Avvo.com seeking the identity of...more
Wolfe v. Allstate Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., No. 12-4450, 2015 WL 3634779 (3d Cir. June 12, 2015).
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals holds that evidence of punitive damages award against insured in underlying suit was not...more
A recent case made headlines simply because it involved Instagram. Don’t be fooled by the hype—new technologies don’t always require new law. A photo is a photo regardless of where it appears, and its admissibility is based...more
Underscoring the importance of the distinction between a product and its component parts, a federal court in Louisiana refused to allow expert testimony that exposure to gasoline caused acute myeloid leukemia (“AML”) in a...more
The Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits lenders, brokers, landlords or any other person from discriminating against a person seeking to rent, purchase or secure financing on a home. The FHA specifically prohibits discrimination...more
A recent decision out of a United States District Court in Alabama may signal that the playing field traditionally dominated by the government will no longer be so one-sided against providers defending against False Claim Act...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
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
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