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No Monkeying Around with this Opinion – Naruto v. Slater, No. 16-15469, 2018 WL 1902414 (9th Cir. Apr. 23, 2018)

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

In case you are curious about the extent of animal rights under the law, take a look at this new decision in the Ninth Circuit, Naruto v. Slater, 2018 WL 1902414 (9th Cir. Apr. 23, 2018). Naruto, an Indonesian macaque, picked...more

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

PATENT CASE OF THE WEEK - Droplets, Inc. v. E*TRADE Bank., Appeal No. 2016-2504 (Fed. Cir. 2018)?- In an appeal from an inter partes review, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the PTAB invalidating a patent...more

Two More Circuits Find Data Breach Standing without Proof that Plaintiffs’ Data Was Misused

Data breaches have become commonplace. Despite the best efforts of many, identity thieves and hackers always seem to find a new vulnerability somewhere in the system of virtually every company that conducts business online....more

Challenge to D.C. Gas Station Law Motors On

by Holland & Knight LLP on

A moratorium against the conversion or closure of gas stations in the District of Columbia has come under constitutional attack. The property owners have won the first round....more

Gregory C. James v. J2 Cloud Services

by Knobbe Martens on

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Reyna, Taranto, and Hughes. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California Summary: An individual claiming sole inventorship of a patent has...more

Raniere v. Microsoft Corporation

by Knobbe Martens on

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Wallach. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Summary: When a case is dismissed with prejudice for lack of standing,...more

Can a Stock Photography Agency Bring a Copyright Lawsuit? The Ninth Circuit Says “Maybe,” and the Supremes Say Nothing

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Can a stock photography agency bring a copyright infringement lawsuit on behalf of individual photographers? According to the Ninth Circuit, the answer is “maybe.” ...more

Lack of Standing Is Fatal To Challenge

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Standing is a threshold issue in challenges to administrative decisions. Prior blog posts have dealt with standing in cases involving challenges to local land use and zoning decisions. ...more

S.D.N.Y. Dismisses Chapter 15 Appeal By Purported Shareholder On Standing And Equitable Mootness Grounds

In an April 6, 2018 memorandum opinion and order, U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl dismissed an appeal challenging the Chapter 15 recognition of a Cayman Islands restructuring of an offshore drilling contractor, holding...more

404 Clean Water Act Citizen Suit Action: Federal Appellate Court Addresses Oklahoma Sand and Gravel Company's Objection to...

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a March 22nd opinion addressing a Oklahoma sand and gravel mining company’s objection to a United States District Court’s (Northern District of Oklahoma) Order...more

Operating Agreement Dooms Derivative Claims by Deceased LLC Member’s Estate

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

In business divorce litigation, petitioners / plaintiffs often want to start the case with a bang. A common tactic is to file a petition / complaint simultaneously with an injunction motion. Often there is a real need for an...more

Rabbi Lacks Standing for some RLUIPA Claims, Says Federal Court

A federal court in Maryland has found that a rabbi was without standing to bring claims under RLUIPA’s nondiscrimination and equal terms provisions, since those claims can be brought only by an “assembly” or “institution.” ...more

Seventh Circuit Reinstates Barnes & Noble Data Breach Class Action

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reinstated a data breach class action filed against Barnes & Noble (B&N).  The litigation, styled as Dieffenbach v. Barnes & Noble, Inc., now heads back to the U.S....more

The Seventh Circuit Weighs In On Standing

by Murtha Cullina on

Yesterday the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit weighed in on the consumer class action standing issue. The court found that Barnes & Noble customers have standing to pursue a class action concerning the...more

Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Pharmacosmos A/S (Fed. Cir. 2018)

Which parties to an IPR proceeding have standing to either appeal or participate in an appeal from an adverse final written decision by the Board? The Federal Circuit had previously held that a petitioner that did not...more

No Celebration For Yahoo! Data Breach Claims Survive Motion To Dismiss

by Carlton Fields on

After Yahoo! Inc. suffered three data breaches in a span of four years, plaintiffs brought a putative class action lawsuit against the internet service provider and a subsidiary (collectively, “Yahoo”), alleging defendants...more

Supreme Court Denies Insurer’s Petition to Review Standing in Data Breach Class Actions

by Carlton Fields on

In recent years, the insurance and financial services industries have been targets of high profile data breaches. The breached companies – themselves the victims of cyberattacks – often face putative class actions by...more

ERISA Newsletter - First Quarter 2018

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Despite the change in seasons, there appears to be no change in the pace of complex and class action ERISA litigation. Investments in defined contribution plans—both 401(k) and 403(b) plans—continue to be the leading target...more

An Illustration Saga Continues in California

by Carlton Fields on

As we previously reported, the Ninth Circuit in March 2017 held that violation of California’s illustration statutes could serve as a predicate for an Unfair Competition Law (UCL) action, partially reversing the trial court’s...more

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

PATENT CASE OF THE WEEK - Knowles Electronics LLC v. Iancu, Appeal No. 2016-1954 (Fed. Cir. 2018) - In an appeal from an inter partes reexamination, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the PTAB invalidating a...more

Knowles Electronics LLC v. Iancu

by Knobbe Martens on

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Newman, Clevenger, and Wallach. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: The USPTO has standing to intervene to defend its decision, even when the requestor has...more

Win or Go Home? Standing to Appeal PTAB Decisions Upholding Patentability to the Federal Circuit Before Submitting a Biosimilar...

Biosimilar developers have been aggressive in filing petitions for inter partes reviews (IPRs) of biologics patents before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), many of them preceding the filing of a marketing...more

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, but Owning a Piece of the Bundle Is Priceless.

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In a case where a licensee granted the right to sue was bounced by the district court for lack of standing, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that under § 501(b) of the Copyright Act, assignees of the bare...more

Court Rejects Insurer’s Spokeo-Based Standing Challenge to TCPA Action

by Carlton Fields on

In a February 20 ruling, the Northern District of Illinois cleared the way for a plumbing company’s putative class action against Allstate Insurance Company and an insurance agency co-defendant by denying the defendants’...more

Fiat Chrysler Car Hacking Case Put In Neutral

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Plaintiff lawyers’ continued search for damage theories to assert in claims arising from a data breach – or fear of a breach – received a potential setback this week when Chief Judge Michael Reagan of the United States...more

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