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The California Second Appellate District Revisits the “Retained Control” and “Hazardous Condition” Exceptions to Privette

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Luis Gonzalez v. John R. Mathis, et al. - Court of Appeal, Second District (February 6, 2018) - The Privette doctrine, protects the hirers of independent contractors from liability for workplace injuries involving...more

Aatrix Software, Inc v. Green Shades Software, Inc

by Knobbe Martens on

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moore, Reyna, and Taranto. Appeal from the District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Summary: Allegations in the complaint about how the claimed invention solved problems in...more

RED GOLD for Jewelry: Obviously Generic (Or Maybe Not…)

by Knobbe Martens on

On March 24, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the term “red gold” may not be a generic term for jewelry and watches, and thus, may serve as a trademark. Specifically, the Ninth Circuit found...more

Tenth Circuit rules in favor of airline in discrimination case when employee’s mistake leads to his termination

by McAfee & Taft on

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled for Delta Airlines in an appeal by a former employee who claimed he was terminated because of racial and national origin discrimination....more

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