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Laminate Flooring and Chinese Drywall: Where Are We Now?

by Zelle LLP on

On March 1, 2015, television news magazine “60 Minutes” aired a report concluding that Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators contained and “off-gassed” formaldehyde at levels exceeding health and...more

Wood Laminate Flooring Design “Not a Slavish Copy of Nature” - Home Legend, LLC v. Mannington Mills, Inc.

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing the copyrightability of a laminate flooring design depicting maple planks, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit held that the design was copyright eligible and reversed the district court’s grant of...more

Eleventh Circuit Rules District Court Did Not See The Forest For The Trees When It Came To Copyright Protectability Of Laminate...

by DLA Piper on

This past Wednesday, April 29, the Eleventh Circuit reversed and remanded an underlying grant of summary judgment by the Northern District of Georgia that invalidated a copyright in a laminate wood flooring design. In Home...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - March 2015 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus: California renewable energy zone plan gets revamp after criticism: Reuters - Mar 10: An ambitious plan to put California's renewable energy projects in areas where the environment will...more

Is Laminate Flooring The New Drywall For Insurers?

by Zelle LLP on

Recent media reports alleging that certain laminate flooring manufactured in China and distributed in the U.S. contains unsafe levels of formaldehyde may have a familiar and frightening ring to them, particularly for insurers...more

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