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Illinois Federal Court Grants Franchisor Summary Judgment on Claim Under the Illinois Franchise Disclosure Act

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A federal court in Illinois recently granted partial summary judgment to LMLC Franchising, LLC (LMLC-F), LMLC Management, LLC (LMLC-M), and Todd Barnhardt on claims brought by John Doe and Aylin & Ramtin, LLC (A&R) for breach...more

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Paris Litigation Gazette - Issue 5 - February 2024

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On 18 October 2023, the Commercial Division of the French Supreme Court (Court of Cassation) issued a noteworthy ruling, in which it judged its own case law on restrictive competition practices to be "complex", a source of...more

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Can You Smash & Grab and Argue About True Value in the Same Adjudication?

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In the case of Bellway Homes Limited v Surgo Construction [2024] EWHC 10 TCC, the court addressed whether it is possible to start a smash & grab adjudication but also a claim based on true value adjudication as a secondary...more

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A Breach of Fiduciary Duty in the Oil Patch

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Antero Resources Corp. v. C & R Downhole Drilling, Inc. et al, proves again the extreme risk when one bites the hand that feeds him (shoutout to Greek poet Sappho, 600 BCE). Antero sued former employee Kawsak and his...more

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Delaware Chancery Nixes Musk’s $55.8-Billion Tesla Pay-Out

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The Delaware Court of Chancery invalidated a $55.8-billion payout by Tesla, Inc., to its founder and controlling stockholder, Elon Musk. In a 200-page post-trial decision, Chancellor McCormick stated Musk was required to...more

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K&C Sports & Entertainment Law Weekly Roundup - February 2024 #2

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Florida State University is pushing for the dismissal of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s NC lawsuit, saying it was prematurely filed to preempt the university’s own suit against the conference, in an attempt to win a “race to...more

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The First State Defines the Scope of Majority Shareholder Fiduciary Duties

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More often than not, the centerpiece of an intra-owner business dispute is a claim that those in control of the business breached their fiduciary duties to the company or the minority owners.  While often easy to assert, the...more

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Wavy Baby’s Shoes Not Entitled to Special First Amendment Protections

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40 years ago, I was the new kid in 6th grade – truly a terrible age in a young girl’s life to try and “fit in” at a new elementary school in a small town. But, one of my best memories from that year was procuring my first...more

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Medical Device Companies Settle Trade Secrets Dispute for $8,000,000

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Aegis Spine Inc. has agreed to pay $8,000,000 to fellow spinal implant manufacturer Life Spine Inc., following Life Spine’s suit in the Northern District of Illinois alleging Aegis had misappropriated Life Spine’s trade...more

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Dechert Re:Torts - Key Developments in Product Liability and Mass Torts - Issue 12

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The Phantom-Case Menace: Managing the Use of AI in Court Filings - Last summer, we noted caution regarding two parallel ways generative AI tools are impacting courtroom practice: (1) lawyers using generative AI and...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

California Church Wins Permanent Injunction Prohibiting Wedding Venue From Using Church’s Distinctive Trade Dress For Chapel

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Wayfarers Chapel, a Rancho Palos Verdes church, sued Malibu wedding chapel Calamigos Ranch on trademark and trade dress infringement grounds, as well as unfair competition. Interestingly, Wayfarers Chapel alleged in their...more

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Delaware Court of Chancery Clarifies Fiduciary Limitations on Controlling Stockholder's Exercise of Voting Power

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In a landmark decision, the Delaware Court of Chancery addressed, for the first time, the precise duties that a controlling stockholder owes, and the standard of review that will apply, when a controlling stockholder takes...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Mass Torts vs. Class Actions: A Tale of Two Strategies

Mass torts are on the rise in Ontario, thanks to certification challenges, carriage fights and the influence of plaintiffs’ counsel. But not all provinces are experiencing the same trend. In this episode of our podcast,...more

Seward & Kissel LLP

Diamond Shining On, Airlines Crashing, and Conspiracy Theory

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Amazon to invest in Diamond Sports as part of bankruptcy deal | ABC News - Diamond Sports has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings since it filed for protection last March with debt of $8.67 billion. Amazon will partner...more

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Tortious Contractual Interference in New Jersey

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In a free-market economy, competitors can generally pursue prospective clients in any fashion as long as the pursuit does not run afoul of the law. At times, however, this pursuit could give rise to a claim of tortious...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

District Court Refuses to Dismiss Putative Class Action Challenging Meaning of 'Carbon Neutral' Claim

Advertisers wishing to emphasize their environmental progressiveness often assert that their products or processes are "carbon neutral." This is meant to convey that there are no net emissions of carbon associated with the...more

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Parallel Business and Matrimonial Divorce Proceedings

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Parallel business divorce proceedings in the same or different courts alleging overlapping or duplicative claims are common. When it occurs, judges must often determine whether to dispose of one so the other may proceed...more

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A Brief Look at Direct SPAC Cases

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Special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) have been in the litigation spotlight recently. As SPAC disputes play out in courts nationwide, one especially interesting field of play is in the Delaware Chancery courts where...more

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Top 10 Business Divorce Cases of 2023

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Some years are easier than others to select the most significant business divorce cases. In this, the 16th year I’ve published this top-10 list, the task is made especially difficult by a veritable flood of court decisions...more

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Where’s the Beef? Causation and Culpability Are Fatal Pitfalls in Zaycon Foods Lawsuit

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When representing an aggrieved plaintiff in a commercial matter, there are certain business torts that I tend to rely on more heavily than others.  If business torts were foods, for example, a claim like breach of contract...more

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A Deep Dive into the Trustee's Appellate Journey

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Appellate law played a crucial role in shaping the outcome of this intricate legal battle between bankruptcy trustee John P. Neblett and the suppliers of a technology company. Neblett's claims of civil conspiracy, aiding and...more

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Puerto Rico Federal Court Denies Distributor’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction to Allow Distributor to Continue to Sell...

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A federal court in Puerto Rico denied a distributor’s motion for a preliminary injunction, finding that justice would not be served by reinstating the relationship between the parties after it was effectively terminated. Nilo...more

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Wisconsin Federal Court Rules Manufacturer’s Planned Expansion to Amazon.com Violated the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law. 

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A federal court in Wisconsin recently denied a manufacturer’s motion to amend a previously issued injunction in which the manufacturer sought permission to sell products via Amazon.com. Brava Salon Specialists, LLC v. REF...more

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What to Do If the Government Knocks on Your Company’s Door … or Breaks It Down – Speaking of Litigation Podcast

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FBI! Open up! Is your organization prepared to handle a government investigation? Guilty or not, having a preparedness plan in place for when a government agency comes knocking is just as important as conducting a company...more

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A Cautionary Tale from arrivia Inc. v. Rowley

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Enforceability of releases for unknown claims at the time of settlement is a well-established legal principle, as highlighted in the recent case, arrivia Inc. v. Rowley, No. CV-23-01039-PHX-DLR, 2023 WL 7386384 (D. Ariz. Nov....more

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