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Merge Mediation Group

Can a Mediation Party Who is an Attorney Speak With a Non-Attorney Counterparty Outside the Presence of the Counterparty’s...

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It’s a cardinal rule that an attorney cannot meet privately with a party represented by counsel outside the presence of the party’s attorney. But what if an attorney is a party to a mediation, and the counterparty is a...more

Jones Day

Mid-Year Review of Key Trade Secret Decisions

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A trade secret is any information used in one's business that derives independent economic value from not being generally known. Unlike patents, trade secrets are protected indefinitely for as long as they remain a secret....more

Carlton Fields

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending May 10, 2019

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Real Property Update - Ad Valorem Taxes: in a matter of first impression, county's immunity from taxation does not extend extraterritorially to property it owns in another Florida county - Joiner v. Pinellas Cnty., Fla.,...more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Releases and Covenants Not to Sue—Seeming Legal Redundancies That Aren’t

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It is the rare private equity deal professional that has not negotiated the settlement of a legal dispute. Once the terms are agreed, a settlement and release agreement is prepared the avowed purpose of which is to fully and...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

CEQA Case Report: Understanding the Judicial Landscape for Development

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2018 Year in Review: Public agencies prevailed in 65% of CEQA cases analyzed. Over the course of 2018, Latham & Watkins lawyers reviewed all 57 California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) cases, both published and...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Finnavations LLC v. Payoneer, Inc. (D. Del. 2019)

Court Grants Exceptional Case/Attorney Fees When Software Patent Has Invalid Claims under § 101 - In the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, motions for an exceptional case and attorneys' fees were granted on...more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Food & Beverage Litigation Update l May 2019 #2

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LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS & STANDARDS - AAFCO Issues Guidelines on Hemp in Animal Food - The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) has issued guidelines on the 2018 Farm Bill and its removal of hemp from...more

Fisher Phillips

Will OSHA Pay Your Attorney’s Fees for Fighting an Improper Citation Under the Equal Access to Justice Act?

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted an inspection of your facility. OSHA issues a serious citation to your company for a machine guarding violation, despite the fact the OSHA investigator did...more

Patton Sullivan Brodehl LLP

Why LLC Managers Should Take Member “Books and Records” Requests Seriously

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Under California’s Revised Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA”), LLC participants have substantial freedom to structure their relationship in a customized manner under their governing operating agreement.  But one of the...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

Non-Competes in Washington – Over-Reaching Could Cost Employers

Washington is the most recent state to adopt a law restricting the use of noncompetition agreements. The new law (HB 1450), which was signed by Governor Jay Inslee on May 8, 2019 and is scheduled to go into effect on January...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Attorneys’ Fees Award for Plaintiff’s Inadequate Pre-Suit Infringement Investigation Affirmed Even Though Trial Court Never...

The Federal Circuit recently upheld a district court’s decision to tax a patent infringement plaintiff with its opponent’s attorneys’ fees based on an inadequate presuit investigation into infringement, even though the patent...more

Burns & Levinson LLP

Who Gets Custody of Fido After a Divorce?

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As a mother of a three (3) year old, I spend a fair amount of time (more than I’d like to admit) immersed in animated television programs. I am struck by how many of these programs revolve around pets. From Chase from “Paw...more

Mintz - Intellectual Property Viewpoints

Where Both Parties Behave Badly in Litigation, Attorneys’ Fees Are Unlikely to Be Awarded

On April 25, 2019, in Int’l Designs Corp., LLC, et. al. v. Hair Art Int’l, Inc., Judge George H. Wu in the Central District of California denied Hair Art’s motion for attorneys’ fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285. Judge Wu concluded...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Latest Federal Court Cases - May 2019

PATENT CASE OF THE WEEK - ThermoLife Int’l LLC v. GNC Corp., Appeal Nos. 2018-1657, 2018-1666 (Fed. Cir. May 1, 2019) - In an appeal from a district court decision, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s...more

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

UCLA Cyberattack, Four Years Later

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On or around July 17, 2015, UCLA Health suffered a cyberattack that affected approximately 4.5 million individuals’ personal and health information. A week later, the Regents of the University of California were hit with a...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Zoning Boards Cannot Render Determinations Absent Jurisdiction and Not All Violations of the Open Meetings Law Justify Annulment...

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The Appellate Division, Second Department, in Chestnut Ridge Associates, LLC v 30 Sephar Lane, Inc. 169 A.D.3d 995, 2019 N.Y. Slip Op. 01388 [2d Dept 2019], modified a decision of the Supreme Court, Rockland County, which,...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Florida Supreme Court Reverses Attorney’s Fees Decision in Foreclosure Action

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On April 18, 2019, the Florida Supreme Court withdrew its decision allowing a borrower to seek attorney’s fees after the mortgage servicer voluntarily dismissed its appeal of an attempted foreclosure action....more

Snell & Wilmer

Warning! Danger Ahead for Public Entities

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Public entities are known to assert False Claims actions “to up the ante” to intimidate and aggressively address contractor construction claims. This strategy in the case of John Ross of Industrial Sheet Metal, Inc. (JRI) V....more

Carlton Fields

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending April 19, 2019

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Real Property Update - • Special Tax District Bond Validation: hospital center special tax district could not validate bonds intended to finance the construction of a hospital outside the geographic boundaries established...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Utah Federal Court Dismisses Claim for Attorney Fees Finding That Neither the Indemnification Provision nor the Failure-To-Perform...

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R&O Constr. Co. v. MBA Gen. Contracting, LLC, No. 1:18-cv-00042, 2019 BL 98680 (D. Utah Mar. 21, 2019) - On March 21, 2019, a Utah federal court granted Defendants MBA General Contracting, LLC and Cory Martin’s motion to...more

Carlton Fields

Financial Services Update - April Part 1

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Financial Services Update - • TCPA: plaintiff's putative TCPA class action arose from post-agreement conduct that did not fall within scope of contract's arbitration agreement - Getz v. DirecTV, LLC, 359 F. Supp. 3d 1222...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Cat Bond Update: Florida Assignment of Benefits

On April 24, 2019, the Florida Legislature passed a bill (the “Act”) to reform the requirements for the assignment of benefits of claims for residential and commercial property insurance. The Act is expected to become law....more

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Client Alert: A Business Person’s Guide to Attorneys’ Fees in Transactions, Research, and Litigation

The thought of attorney’s fees can strike fear in even the most brave and confident business person. This is because the law is one of the few fields where you may ask for services and agree to pay for them while not knowing...more

Butler Snow LLP

Creditor’s failure to comply with a foreclosure settlement agreement leads to not one but two federal actions by debtors, and...

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In a murderer’s row of what not to do as a mortgage creditor, the 11th Circuit recently reversed summary judgment in favor of a creditor for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), Florida Consumer...more

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

Breaking News! Florida AOB Reform Explained

The Florida Legislature just passed a bill that makes significant changes to the assignment of benefits ("AOB") process in Florida. Governor Ron DeSantis stated he will sign the bill into law. ...more

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Links to Other Websites

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Information for EU and Swiss Residents

JD Supra's principal place of business is in the United States. By subscribing to our website, you expressly consent to your information being processed in the United States.

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Privacy Officer
JD Supra, LLC
10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 300
Sausalito, California 94965

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California Privacy Rights

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You can make a request for this information by emailing us at privacy@jdsupra.com or by writing to us at:

Privacy Officer
JD Supra, LLC
10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 300
Sausalito, California 94965

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Access/Correct/Update/Delete Personal Information

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Changes in Our Privacy Policy

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Contacting JD Supra

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How We Use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to:

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Updates to This Policy

We may update this cookie policy and our Privacy Policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Contacting JD Supra

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