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Understanding the importance of Trade Dress Protection for your distinct and non-functional product designs and packaging

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What is the difference between a traditional trademark and trade dress protection? Traditional Trademarks - According to the USPTO - A trademark can be any word, phrase, symbol, design, or a combination of these...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

The Limits of Third-Party Beneficiary Rights in New York

On complex construction projects, there may be multiple contractors, subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, and sub-subcontractors working along side one another. With various entities working parallel there are substantial...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Circuit Split on FCA Causation Deepens with Upcoming First Circuit Ruling

The First Circuit will decide the causation standard required in False Claims Act (FCA) cases predicated on the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), deepening a circuit split on the issue and potentially teeing up Supreme Court...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Latin America Dispute Resolution Update – The Latest Developments in Cross-Border Disputes Related to the US and Latin America

US Case Law Update - The U.S. Supreme Court and appellate courts have issued several recent decisions on important topics related to arbitration and the ability to enforce awards and judgments in the United States....more

Marshall Dennehey

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Legislation Update

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On July 20, 2023, the Governor of New Jersey signed A4832 / S3309 into law. This raises the maximum workers’ compensation fees for evaluating physicians and expands circumstances for which physicians’ legal fees are...more

Butler Snow LLP

Supersedeas and Other Recent Rule Changes | Texas Appellate Law Podcast

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Legislative session years in Texas always bring uncertainty into legal practice. When the Legislature passes new laws impacting courts, the Texas Supreme Court has to make rules to give those laws effect. This week Todd Smith...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Syndicated Loans are Not Securities, Court Rules

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In a win for banks and private credit lenders, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit recently ruled a $1.8 billion leveraged loan was not a security. The United States syndicated loan market had been anxiously...more

Mintz

California Launches Public Nuisance Lawsuit Against the Major Oil Companies

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On September 15, 2023, California filed a lawsuit against the major oil companies, presenting claims under a variety of theories, including public nuisance and false advertising. This lawsuit is similar to ones filed by...more

Goldberg Segalla

HVAC Defendant Summary Judgment Motion on Causation Grounds Denied

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Court: Supreme Court of New York, New York County (NYCAL) - In this asbestos action, defendant SPX Cooling Technologies Inc., individually and as successor to Marley Cooling Technologies Inc., moved for summary judgment,...more

Proskauer - Blockchain and the Law

Ownership Claims over Auction of “The First NFT” Previously Dismissed by a New York Court Now on Appeal

Way back (if we’re counting tech years) in 2014, artist Kevin McCoy (“McCoy”) created a digital record of his pulsating, octagon-shaped digital artwork Quantum on the Namecoin blockchain on May 2, 2014, thereby minting “the...more

Carlton Fields

Right for Any Reason? Well, Not for Any Reason

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Many jurisdictions have rules that allow an appellate court to affirm a judgment for any reason supported by the record, regardless of the actual basis articulated by the trial court. This general rule, however, is not...more

Schorr Law, APC

Joe Montana Lawsuit Versus San Francisco for Property Damages

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The Joe Montana lawsuit versus the City and County of San Francisco involves several issues that we hope homeowners do not have to deal with. But, what do you you do when your municipal infrastructure is affected by...more

Vedder Price

7th Circuit Rejects “Novel Interpretation” of Restatement, Upholds Single Publication Rule

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In a recent decision in a defamation case filed against a Gannett-owned publication and the Associated Press, the Seventh Circuit rejected what it dubbed a “novel interpretation” of an established legal principle, instead...more

Emmet, Marvin & Martin LLP

The Prague Rules Don’t Rule: A Look Into The IBA Challenger, Five Years Later

December 14 of this year will mark the five-year anniversary of the Rules on the Efficient Conduct of Proceedings in International Arbitration (the “Prague Rules”). At the 17th Century Renaissance Martinic Palace in Prague,...more

Morris James LLP

Chancery Finds Derivative Plaintiffs Breached Duties in Withholding Arbitration Award of the Company

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Optimiscorp v. Atkins, C.A. No. 2020-0183-MTZ (Del. Ch. June 1, 2023) - As this decision explains, when stockholder plaintiffs control the derivative claims of the company, they serve as agents of the company and owe the...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Fish(es), Minerals, Train Tracks and Parks (and the law of Constructive Taking)

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The Law of Taking was Fishy - If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. But what if a man has the right to sell fish, and he builds his business...more

McGuireWoods LLP

S.D.N.Y. Takes a Demanding View of the “Functional Equivalent” Doctrine

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Under the common law "functional equivalent" doctrine, corporations sometimes may claim privilege protection for communications to or from a non-employee who is the "functional equivalent" of an employee. This common sense...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Federal Court Upholds DOL’s Authority to Set Minimum-Salary Test for White-Collar Exemption

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has statutory authority to impose a salary requirement to qualify for an exemption from overtime under the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions under the Fair Labor...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Second Circuit: presumption of fairness no longer applies to class settlements negotiated at arm’s length

Takeaway:  When evaluating the fairness of a proposed class settlement, Federal Rule 23(e)(2) requires a district court to take into account, among other considerations, the terms of any proposed award of attorneys’ fees and...more

Perkins Coie

Weekly Notable Ruling Roundup - September 2023 #2

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Our weekly roundup aims to keep our readers up to date on recent notable rulings in the food & consumer packaged goods space....more

Freiberger Haber LLP

It’s Settled!!  The Second Department Holds that Length Does Matter

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Most often a lawsuit begins with the filing of a summons and complaint or summons with notice. CPLR 304. Once the lawsuit is commenced, the plaintiff is required to serve the defendant(s) with process – the event by which...more

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP

EPA Rolls Back Wetlands Protections to Comply with Supreme Court’s Sackett v. EPA Decision

As KJK has previously covered, earlier this year, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) delivered a landmark ruling on the reach of the protections afforded by the Clean Water Act (CWA) in Sacket v. EPA. In that...more

Goldberg Segalla

Valve Defendant Summary Judgment Motion Denied

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Court: Supreme Court of New York, New York County (NYCAL) - In this asbestos action, defendant Crosby Valve LLC moved to dismiss the action, alleging that plaintiff, John Holland was not exposed to asbestos from any Crosby...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Should You Require a Specific Endorsement Naming Your Client as an Additional Insured?

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Additional Insured’s Action Against Insurer Dismissed for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction - The takeaway of this article is for you to consider updating your clients' insurance requirements to require a specific additional...more

Smart & Biggar

PM(NOC) Regulations: Six-year anniversary of major amendments

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September 21, 2023, marked the sixth anniversary of the significant amendments to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (Regulations). This article provides an update on activities in the sixth year...more

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