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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

New Requirements Under the Illinois Hospital Licensing Act

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On November 8, 2019, the Illinois Department of Public Health published a Notice of Adopted Amendments to the Hospital Licensing Requirements (the Amendments) as set forth in Title 77 of the Illinois Administrative Code, Part...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Court Decision Discusses the Barton Doctrine and the Automatic Stay in Chapter 15

A recent decision in Delaware discussed the Barton doctrine and the application of the automatic stay in chapter 15 cases. McKillen v. Wallace (In re Ir. Bank Resolution Corp.), No. 18-1797, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 166153 (D....more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

Does Attorney-Client or Work-Product Privilege Apply to Your Corporate Client’s Employees?

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What is privileged when you have to interview your corporate client’s CEO, or a security guard, or a manager, or even former employees? Does the attorney-client privilege apply to your interview? Is the employee your client?...more

Fisher Phillips

Oregon Court Of Appeals Decides There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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The Oregon Court of Appeals just held that employers may be held liable not only for failing to allow employees to take meal breaks, but also for failing to ensure that employees take meal breaks to which they are entitled....more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management Districts: Benton/Boston District Fee Dispute to be Appealed to the Arkansas Supreme...

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported in a November 15th article that the Benton County Regional Solid Waste Management District (“Benton District”) will petition the Arkansas Supreme Court to address a dispute with the...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Zoning Violation Sent to Landlord, Only, Nonetheless Started Tenant’s Appeal Clock

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In Hancock v. City of Monroe, an unpublished opinion decided on November 19, 2019, the Court of Appeals considered whether a commercial tenant’s right to appeal a zoning notice of violation – an “NOV” – had run, where the...more

Jones Day

Notes from House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Arthrex

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On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet conducted a hearing to discuss recent court decisions, namely the Federal Circuit’s decision in Arthrex. Previously...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Adidas’ All-In Dispute with Church Sheds Light on Trademark Abandonment and Failure to Function as a Trademark

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In 2005, Christian Faith Fellowship Church, a Chicago-based church group, filed two trademark applications for the mark ADD A ZERO for use on clothing, including shirts and caps that they later sold to raise money for...more

Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers,...

Fifth Circuit Pumps The Brakes On Arbitration

In a recent appeal directly to the Fifth Circuit from a Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court, the court affirmed the bankruptcy court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration. In Henry v. Educational Financial...more

Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

Federal Circuit Astonishingly Invalidates Manufacturing Method Patent…

In a breathtaking decision, the Federal Circuit has ruled that a patented method of making an automobile drive shaft is not eligible to be patented because it is “directed to a natural law.” In so ruling, the court has...more

Genova Burns LLC

Appellate Division Affirms Suspension of Employee for Failure to Attend Mandatory Harassment Training

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The New Jersey Appellate Division recently affirmed a decision of the Civil Service Commission imposing a ten-day suspension on a Mercer County Correction Center (MCCC) Officer for failure to attend mandatory harassment...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Text Messages, EDiscovery, and the New Threat to Privacy

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Maybe some of you will look at the title of this article, smirk, and dismissively mutter that there is nothing new about text messages. eDiscovery practitioners also may think there is nothing revolutionary about considering...more

Butler Snow LLP

Tennessee Adopts New Test for Corporate Opportunity Claims

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For decades, Tennessee courts have utilized conflicting tests for analyzing the corporate opportunity doctrine. Recently, however, the Tennessee Court of Appeals addressed this inconsistency by determining that the Delaware...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

How Defense Strategies Can Go Awry When Pursuing Concurrent PTAB Relief in Financial Services Patent Litigation

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United States Automobile Association (USAA), a financial services company that provides insurance, banking, investment, and retirement products and services for members of the military and their families, filed a surprising...more

Cozen O'Connor

Defending Institutional Bad Faith Claims, Part III – Proof by Other Claims

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In Part I of this series, we explored the differences between institutional and non-institutional bad faith. For claims of institutional bad faith, plaintiffs often attempt to demonstrate a pattern and practice by offering...more

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Central District of California Grants Motion for Summary Judgment After Finding That Plaintiff Failed to Revoke Prior Express...

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The Central District of California recently granted summary judgment to the defendant on a TCPA claim in Mendoza v. Allied Interstate LLC, SACV 17-885 JVS (KESx), 2019 WL 5616961 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 22, 2019), finding that the...more

Morgan Lewis

Blockbuster Biologics Review - November 2019

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Quarterly Post-Grant and Patent Litigation Update - Welcome to our ongoing updates relating to biologics and biosimilars, including post-grant and patent litigation challenges to blockbuster biologics. We hope you find...more

Dentons

Food for thought? What the grounding of the Competition Bureau’s airline catering case means for competition compliance in Canada

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The supply of airline food might not be the first image that springs to mind when one considers potential competition issues facing Canada’s economy. Yet that market fell squarely into the sights of the federal Commissioner...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

OCC and FDIC Clarify the “Valid When Made” Debate

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On November 18 and 19 of this week, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued Advanced Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRs) to clarify how state interest rate caps...more

Dentons

“Soft Opening” of Myanmar’s New Trade Mark Register (Japanese)

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Myanmar’s Trade Mark Act will be the first of the 4 new intellectual property legislation to be implemented and is expected to come into force in the middle of next year....more

White and Williams LLP

Delaware Stockholders Need Only Present Reasonable Inference of Managerial Wrongdoing for Inspection of Company’s Records

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Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law affords stockholders a qualified right to inspect a corporation's books and records. A Section 220 inspection is a powerful stockholder right, and indeed, the Delaware...more

Allen Matkins

Not All Sports Betting May Be Legal In Nevada

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Last August, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske issued a Summary Order to Cease and Desist on Thomas Becker and Wellington Sports Club, LLC, Einstein Sports Advisory, Ltd., and Welscorp, Inc. The gist of Secretary of...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

11th Circuit Addresses False Pretenses and Reverses FCRA Suit Against National Bank

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently reversed in part and affirmed in part a district court’s dismissal of a consumer’s FCRA and FDCPA actions against a national bank alleging the bank provided debt...more

Allen Matkins

California Supreme Court Invalidates Statutes Requiring Filing Of Tax Returns To Appear On Presidential Ballot

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Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Patterson v. Padilla, Case No. S257302 (Nov. 21, 2019). At issue was "whether portions of the recently enacted Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Who Has Authority? Risks in Signing Contracts with Foreign Sovereigns

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Imagine your client, a real property owner, asks you to draft an enforceable agreement with the owner of the neighboring property. It seems relatively easy, right? Well, no, not if the neighboring property is owned by a...more

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