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McDermott Will & Emery

Déjà vu Decision on Likelihood of Confusion

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a trademark suit that was essentially identical to a previous lawsuit that was dismissed based on a finding of lack of confusion....more

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

A Single Engine Certificate in the Hand is Not Worth Two in the Insurance Policy

The Cessna T337GP “Skymaster” is not a typical twin engine aircraft, with one engine mounted on each wing. Rather, the Skymaster sports a “push-pull” configuration, with one engine mounted on the nose of the aircraft and the...more

Gray Reed

Lease Perpetuated Beyond Primary Term Without Production in Paying Quantities

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If perpetuation of a mineral lease beyond the primary term is contingent upon continuous operations, do traditional notions of “production in paying quantities” always matter? Spoiler: No....more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Commercial Division Force Majeure Decision Provides A Good Overview of the Law Surrounding Leases and the COVID-19 Pandemic

A few months ago, a Commercial Division court granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff-landlord in a case involving a commercial lease for a gym that was closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The decision in Amherst...more

K&L Gates LLP

Judge Connolly Issues Three New Orders Impacting Patent Cases

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I. Background - The Honorable Colm F. Connolly, of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, recently issued a series of three standing orders that affect patent cases filed in the District. ...more

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Summary Judgment Granted in Defendants' Favor Because There Was No Attorney-Client Relationship Between Plaintiffs And Defendants

Plaintiffs, Jet Leasing Support Services USA, Inc. (Jet Leasing) and Uwa S. Amadasu (collectively "plaintiffs") claimed that a law firm, Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC, and firm partner Aristotle G. Mirzaian (collectively...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Equitable Standing in Shareholder Derivative Suit Bows to the Contemporaneous Ownership Rule

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In 2008, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery — one of the many intellectual giants and gifted writers who’ve occupied seats on that bench — published an article in the Delaware Journal of...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Narrow Escape of Expedited Judgment Under CPLR 3213 Due to Ambiguous Guaranty

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As readers of this blog are aware the CPLR 3213 motion for summary judgment in lieu of complaint can be a powerful tool to secure an expedited judgment, “meld[ing] pleading and motion practice into one step, allowing a...more

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Fourth Circuit Sets Forth the Requirements for the ‘Loss of Chance’ Provision of West Virginia’s Medical Professional Liability...

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently interpreted the “loss of chance” provision of West Virginia’s Medical Professional Liability Act (the MPLA). In Graham v. Dhar, the Court ruled that a...more

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

Indiana Rejects Subrogation Waiver Argument Where Contractor Performed Work At The Request Of Another

In U.S. Automatic Sprinkler Corp. v. Erie Insurance Exchange, 21A-CT-580, 2022 WL 906142 (Ind. Ct. App. Mar. 29, 2022), the Indiana Court of Appeals held that a subrogation waiver in an insured’s maintenance contract did not...more

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP

Affirmative Defense that Agreement was Void Due to Lack of Consideration Should Be Dismissed Where Party Only Alleges Failure of...

On April 4, 2022, Justice Borrok of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in 3B Assoc. LLC v eCommission Solutions, LLC, 2022 NY Slip Op 31184(U), holding that summary judgment must be granted against a...more

Proskauer - Minding Your Business

From Ireland to Iceland to Groban? Supreme Court Leaves in Place Circuit Split Regarding Approach for Assessing Substantial...

The United States Supreme Court recently denied certiorari in Johannsongs-Publishing, Ltd. v. Peermusic Ltd., et al, bringing an end to a copyright infringement suit relating to Josh Groban’s 2003 song You Raise Me Up....more

Perkins Coie

Rare Employer Victory in CA Misclassification Case

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A unanimous three-judge panel reached a decision in the case of Bijon Hill v. Walmart. Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed that Walmart classified a freelance model, Bijon Hill, as an...more

Adams and Reese LLP

Insurers Get Relief: CA Rules No Duty to Defend in Opioid Lawsuits. Will Other States Follow?

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Since 2014, thousands of individual lawsuits have been filed by state and local governments against opioid makers resulting from the influx of these drugs in the marketplace. To defray the costs in defending against these...more

Smith Gambrell Russell

Blinded By The Light? Georgia Court of Appeals Says Commercial Greenhouse Light Not A Nuisance

In Kempton v. Southern Flavor Real Estate, L.P., the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment order in favor of a commercial greenhouse operator and against a residential neighbor’s claim of nuisance due to excess...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Good Faith Dispute Over Employment Relationship Allows Walmart to Escape Waiting Time Penalties

In a recent opinion in Hill v. Walmart Inc., the Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of Walmart on Hill’s claim for waiting time penalties under Labor Code section 203, finding there was a good-faith dispute...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

It’s not what happened, but why: First Circuit rejects conclusory, unsupported expert opinions

It is not uncommon for an opposing expert to opine that the existence of injury alone implies negligence, nor is it unusual to find that such opinions are supported only by general reliance on “literature” with no discernible...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Internal DNC Policies Not Prerequisite to Using EBR Defense, Ohio Southern District Holds

Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio clarified that a TCPA defendant need not maintain an internal do-not-call list and policies in order to invoke the “established business...more

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Court of Appeals Concludes Swimming Pool is Not an Attractive Nuisance

In a case arising from tragic circumstances, the Arkansas Court of Appeals recently concluded that a residential swimming pool located near an elementary school was not an attractive nuisance, and affirmed summary judgment in...more

Fenwick & West LLP

Bacardi Rum Can’t Be Tamed: Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Bacardi in Trademark Summary Judgment Ruling

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In an interesting twist, the Ninth Circuit granted summary judgment to a defendant in a trademark infringement case in Lodestar v. Bacardi on April 21, 2022. Given the Ninth Circuit’s common refrain that “summary judgment is...more

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California Court of Appeal Confirms McDonnell-Douglas Burden Shifting Applies to Section 1278.5 Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

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In Scheer v. Regents of the University of California, the Second District Court of Appeal held that the McDonnell-Douglas burden-shifting framework applies to claims asserted pursuant to Health & Safety Code Section 1278.5....more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Further Developments in Mezzanine Foreclosures

The New York State Supreme Court, New York County Commercial Division (the “Court”) decided in U.S. Bank, N.A. v. 342 Property LLC, on February 14, 2022, that a mezzanine lender that is not a party to loan documents that...more

Harris Beach PLLC

New York’s Appellate Division Affirms Summary Judgment Based on Lack of Specific Causation of Toxic Exposure to Gas

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New York’s Appellate Division, First Department affirmed a decision of the Bronx County Supreme Court, which precluded plaintiff’s expert evidence submitted in opposition to a summary judgment motion and following a Frye...more

Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP

Estate of Deceased Partner Could Not Bring Action Regarding Forged Deed Owned by the Partnership

In a decision dated January 12, 2022, the Second Department in Abruzzi v. Bond Realty, Inc., 2022 NY Slip Op 00156, held, inter alia, that that portion of the complaint seeking a judgment declaring a deed to certain real...more

Genova Burns LLC

Employer Documentation Saves the Day & Earns Dismissal of Age Bias Lawsuit

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On April 4, 2022, in the matter of Jane Rocks, et al. v. PNC Investments LLC, et al., a three-judge Appellate Panel affirmed the Superior Court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of PNC Investments LLC and dismissing the...more

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