Star Ins. Co. v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co., No. 13-13807, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130379 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 12, 2013).
This case has made some headlines and includes accusations that ex parte communications took place. ...more
In Ohio Willow Wood Co. v. Alps South, LLC, No. 2012-1642 (Nov. 15, 2013) the Federal Circuit reversed a district court’s summary judgment ruling of no inequitable conduct and suggested in its decision that the patentee...more
In EEOC v. FAPS, Inc., 2013 WL 4833535 (D.N.J. Sept. 10, 2013) (unpub.), the employer’s attorneys hired a private investigator to conduct ex parte interviews with claimants in a pending civil suit brought by the Equal...more
On September 25, 2013, the Northern District Court of Florida, Tallahassee Division, ruled that Florida Statute § 766.1065 violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) by requiring a...more
On July 1st, Dana Brooks and Jimmy Fasig filed a complaint in the Northern District Federal Court asking the court to find unconstitutional a newly enacted Florida Statute that allows insurance companies and their attorneys...more
Can trade secret owners secretly petition a court to seize property from a competitor that they suspect of stealing trade secrets? In the United States, the answer is: “Not yet.” This is one of the issues that Congress is...more
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Football coach Vince Lombardi famously opined that, “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” This mantra captured the public’s imagination during Lombardi’s reign as coach of the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s,...more
On February 21, 2013, the Federal Court of Appeal released two decisions related to the obligations of the Minister of National Revenue when making ex parte applications under subsection 231.2(3) of the Income Tax Act (the...more
As I noted in my posts on Mareva Injunctions and Anton Piller Orders, seeking powerful remedies can be risky.
Because these orders often sought ex parte, the plaintiff must make full, fair and frank disclosure of all...more
A new lawsuit filed last Thursday in Connecticut state court by an employer alleges that the employer’s due process rights are being violated by “inherently conflicted and irreparably unfair proceedings” at the Commission on...more