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FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution Party Portal Now Required

by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell on

Amendments to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.'s ("FINRA's") Customer and Industry Codes of Arbitration Procedure require that all parties (except for pro se customers) to FINRA arbitrations must use the...more

Top 5 iPad Apps for the Legal Professional

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Your iPad can be used for much more than FaceTime and Netflix. Planet Depos has put together a list of the top five iPad apps for the legal professional. These apps will help make your life easier, and make your iPad as...more

Federal Circuit to Reconsider Achates Decision en banc

The Federal Circuit is set to reconsider one of its more controversial decisions en banc, when it decides whether the Achates Reference Publishing, Inc. v. Apple Inc. decision was correctly decided. Specifically, in Wi-Fi...more

New Year, New Rules: What to Know About the January 2017 TTAB Rule Updates

After a lengthy proposal and commentary process, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("TTAB" or the "Board") recently published its most significant Rules of Practice update in years (see 81 Fed. Reg. 69950), with the...more

California Attorneys – Who Files Original Deposition Transcript?

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Recently I read a stipulation by Southern California attorneys that the court reporter was relieved of his duty to file the original deposition transcript with the court.   Filing the original deposition transcript with the...more

Eight District Attorneys in Oklahoma sued for wrongfully disclosing personal information in court filings

Generally, court filings are public records unless sealed from public access by a judge. Vast amounts of personal information contained in public records can be, and are, accessed by criminals in order to obtain personal...more

Out of the Frying Pan: The Complexity of Enforcing a U.S. Judgment in India - U.S.-India Newsletter - Vol. 2016, Issue 1

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Because the United States is a non-reciprocating territory, U.S. judgments do not qualify for expedited treatment under Indian civil procedural laws. As a result, the decree-holder must file a new suit to enforce the judgment...more

AB1141 Amends California Code of Civil Procedure

AB 1141, which was passed on September 28, 2015 and made effective January 1, 2016, revives an expired procedure for filing a motion for summary adjudication to facilitate resolution of a case. A change in the law in 2011...more

New Amendments to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 6: Appeal in a Bankruptcy

On December 1, 2014, amendments to various federal rules of practice and procedure took effect. The only amendment to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure made three substantive changes to Rule 6, which deals with...more

Provincial Court Expected to Increase Financial Limits

by Field Law on

The Minister of Justice and Solicitor General has recommended a change in the Provincial Court financial maximum from the current limit of $25,000 to $50,000 effective on August 1, 2014. The Provincial Court Civil Division...more

Patents Filed and Institution Decisions on June 6, 2014

New Petitions - Wright Medical Technology, Inc., filed IPR2014-00908 challenging U.S. Patent No. 6,440,138 assigned to ORTHOPHOENIX, LLC. Intel Corporation filed IPR2014-00910 challenging U.S. Patent No....more

Patent Filings on June 5, 2014

New Petitions - Ford Motor Company filed IPR2014-00884 challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,104,347 assigned to Paice LLC. HTC Corporation IPR2014-000905 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,400,926 assigned to Patentmarks...more

Does It Matter Who Files First in a Divorce Proceeding?

by Jaburg Wilk on

As far as the outcome is concerned, it should make no difference which party chooses to file the petition. However, one of the parties is able to control the process, the person filing (known as the Petitioner) is ultimately...more

New Filings Reinforce the Need to Stop Eminent Domain Mortgage Seizure Scheme in Richmond, CA

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Materials illustrate the damage the scheme would inflict on millions of savers and retirees and the Richmond and U.S. housing markets - San Francisco, CA – Important new documents were filed today in the lawsuit to...more

Fast Track Patent Examination [Video]

Following passage of the America Invents Act, the US Patent Office now provides ways to fast track or accelerate patent examination. In this video, Michael V. Messinger, director at the intellectual property law firm Sterne,...more

"FTC Issues Final Amendments Regarding Withdrawal of HSR Filings"

On June 28, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) adopted a proposed rulemaking to codify its longstanding informal procedures for voluntarily withdrawing and refiling an HSR filing and, more significantly, to mandate that...more

Creative, But Perhaps Too Creative, Lawyering

by BakerHostetler on

U.S. District Judge Rakoff ruled on whether copying legal filings amounts to copyright infringement. His verdict: it does not. Judge Rakoff granted summary judgment to defendants Lexis and Westlaw, dismissing plaintiffs’...more

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