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Fenwick & West LLP

Will SCOTUS Resolve the Circuit Split on Key Trademark Damages Issue?

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A petition for writ of certiorari pending before the U.S. Supreme Court asks the Court to decide whether a plaintiff must prove willful infringement to obtain an award of a trademark infringer’s profits for a violation of 15...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Health Care Company Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Find False Claims Act Unconstitutional

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If one appellant has its way, the False Claims Act (FCA) would be gutted by way of its qui tam provisions struck down as unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court. That is the position taken by Intermountain Health...more

WilmerHale

Insider Trading Law Alert: Better The Devil You Know? Tipping Liability, Martoma and the Rise of 18 U.S.C. § 1348

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Insider trading has frequently been splashed across headlines in recent months, with a congressman, an NFL player, a comedy writer, and a Silicon Valley executive all facing charges. In the background of these headlines are...more

Fenwick & West LLP

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Spring 2019

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Avoiding the Top 5 Potholes for Autonomous Transportation Startups - Autonomous transportation technology was widespread at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. Advances in object identification, mapping, machine learning,...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

FCA Relator and U.S. Weigh in on Defendants' Argument that the FCA is Unconstitutional

As part of our ongoing discussion of the Polukoff False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam case (involving allegations that certain heart procedures performed by a cardiologist, and billed for by two hospital defendants, were not...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Do ERISA Fiduciaries Have The Burden Of Proof On Loss Causation? — The Solicitor General Will Now Advise Whether The Supreme Court...

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Seyfarth Synopsis: There is a deep circuit split on who bears the burden of proving loss causation on ERISA breach of fiduciary duty claims. ...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Musing My Religion: Will the Supreme Court Clear Up Issues on Requested Religious Accommodations?

Although it does not happen often, most employers have had to consider what to do when an employee says he or she cannot work a shift because of a religious belief. Under Title VII, an employer must offer a reasonable...more

Morgan Lewis

Federal Courts Continue to Define State Permitting Authority Affecting Interstate Pipeline Projects

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The US Supreme Court has denied a petition for certiorari filed by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, which challenged a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit concerning Pennsylvania’s water quality...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Emulex: Limits on the Authority of the Courts

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The Supreme Court dismissed as improvidently granted the writ of certiorari in Emulex Corp. v. Varjabedian, No. 18-459. The question the Court agreed to hear was whether a cause of action for damages implied under Exchange...more

King & Spalding

Supreme Court Declines to Review “Issue” Class Certification Decision in Toxic Tort Case

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On March 18, the Supreme Court declined to review a Sixth Circuit decision affirming an Ohio federal court’s order certifying a class on specific issues in a groundwater pollution suit....more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Risk Corridors Program Update: Key Legal Actions and Decisions

Editor’s Note: The article below provides an update on the risk corridors program (Program) created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Program was intended to encourage qualified health plan (QHP)...more

King & Spalding

EPA Rejects Clean Water Act “Conduit Theory”

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Whether a discharge to groundwater that results in pollution of jurisdictional surface waters is regulated under the Clean Water Act (the “CWA”) is the subject of much debate, conflicting decisions from the Circuit Courts of...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Supreme Court Denied Certiorari Writ by St. Regis Mohawk Indian Tribe in Restatis® IPR

On April 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari by the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Tribe on the question (answered in the negative by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Federal Circuit)...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Power companies ask Supreme Court to strike down nuclear power subsidies; Supreme Court denies petitions for writs of certiorari...

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Update: On April 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court denied, without decision, two petitions for writs of certiorari that were filed by one of the nation’s leading trade associations representing independent power producers....more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Supreme Court Blocks Copyright Infringement Claims Until Actual Registration Issues

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Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC has important implications for copyright owners who file infringement suits, including authors of literary, musical, and dramatic works. Key Points: ..The...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Supreme Court to Address Whether Applicant Must Pay PTO “Personnel Expenses”

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The Supreme Court of the United States granted the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Director Iancu’s petition for a writ of certiorari to determine whether a party that files an appeal in the Eastern District of Virginia...more

Burns & Levinson LLP

Alpenglow at It Again

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As discussed in more detail in my prior post, Alpenglow Botanicals (“Alpenglow”) is a state licensed Marijuana dispensary based in Colorado. Alpenglow was audited for several tax years and the IRS made adjustments, denying...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Say What? Ninth Circuit Says Affirmative Defenses Can’t Stop Class Certification Unless Defendant Proves the Merits of the Defense...

Just when you thought litigating Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class actions was as unsafe as it could get for defendants, the Ninth Circuit said, “Not so fast.” In McKesson v. True Health, two chiropractic...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

OH SNAP! Supreme Court to Take on Meaning of Key FOIA Exemption

On January 11, 2019, the Supreme Court granted a petition for writ of certiorari over an Eighth Circuit decision involving Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), which protects from public disclosure “trade...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Domino’s To Ask Supreme Court To Consider Whether ADA Website/Mobile App Accessibility Lawsuits Violate Due Process

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Domino’s Likely to File Petition for Certiorari from Ninth Circuit’s Ruling in Robles v. Domino’s....more

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

2019 Report: Federal Circuit Appeals from the PTAB - Summaries of Key 2018 Decisions: RPX Corp. v. Chanbond Llc, No. 17-2346,...

RPX petitioned for inter partes review of ChanBond’s ’822 patent. The Board instituted the IPR and determined that RPX did not show any challenged claim to be unpatentable. RPX appealed the final written decision to the...more

Holland & Hart - Employers' Lawyers

IBM Files Petition for Certiorari in ERISA Duty of Prudence Breach Claim

Last week, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) sought Supreme Court review of a Second Circuit decision favoring retirement plan participants claiming the plan’s fiduciaries breached their duty of prudence in failing...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

SCOTUS Says No to Papierfabrik

Few international trade disputes make their way to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). In the vast majority of these appeals, SCOTUS simply denies the petition for certiorari without comment. Indeed, SCOTUS last...more

Jones Day

Registration Required: Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split Over Requirements for Copyright Action

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A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court rules that copyright owners must have a copyright registration before pursuing infringement claims in court. Resolving a circuit split and a question facing any copyright owner wishing to...more

Akin Gump - Excubitor

Want to Clarify the Limited-Purpose Public Figure Doctrine? Justice Thomas Says #MeToo

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Bill Cosby’s defamation case, McKee v. Cosby, presented the Supreme Court with an interesting question: whether a purported victim of sexual misconduct’s allegation of her victimhood thrusts her to the forefront of a public...more

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