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PTAB Authorizes the Filing of a Motion for Sanctions Against Inventor

In IPR2014-00739 involving petitioner Shire Development LLC and patent owner LCS Group, LLC, the petitioner sought authorization to file a motion for sanctions against the inventor based on his communications with petitioner...more

Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Whether Failing to Give Reasons in Order on Sanctions Motion is Reversible Error

In the closing days of its November term, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to decide a simple issue with potential implications across a wide variety of civil litigation: is a trial court’s order granting or denying...more

Top 5 Ediscovery Case Summaries – August 2013: Colorado - Court References Defendant’s Previous Spoliation in Granting Sanctions

Hart v. Dillon Cos., 2013 WL 3442555 (D. Colo. July 9, 2013). In this wrongful termination case, United States Magistrate Judge David West held that the defendant acted in bad faith when it failed to preserve a relevant...more

Request For Sanctions For Filing A Frivolous Lawsuit Requires Evidence Beyond A Mere Conclusory Assertion

In Flint v. Beneficial Financial I Inc. (Slip Copy, 2013 WL 552622, E.D.Cal., February 12, 2013), a United States District Court considered a defendant's motion for financial sanctions against a plaintiff because defendant...more

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