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Fifth Circuit Upholds Dismissal Of Louisiana Property Owners Suit Against Oil Company
In this case, Hess Corporation's predecessor conducted oil operations on property located in Louisiana until 1971 and its oil and gas leases expired in 1973. In 2007....
United States
21 Jul 2017
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Fifth Circuit Makes Numerous Rulings Regarding Coverage For Insureds Defense Costs And Denies Insurers Reliance On Billing Guidelines
In Aldous v. Darwin Nat'l Assurance Co., he plaintiffs, Charla Aldous and her law firm Charla G. Aldous, P.C. d/b/a Aldous Law Firm, sued their professional liability insurer, Darwin National Assurance Company...
United States
21 Jul 2017
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Louisiana Court Finds Disputed Factual Issues In Maritime Negligence Case
In Ledet v. Parker Drilling Offshore USA, L.L.C., et al., following de novo review, the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal found the trial court committed reversible error in resolving disputed factual issues...
United States
21 Jul 2017
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Texas Appellate Court Advises If You Claim Under A Contract, You Are Subject To All Its Terms, Even Arbitration
This dispute arose out of Exxon's attempt to obtain coverage as an additional insured under the umbrella policy issued to one of its contractors for its exposure arising from the April 2013 Exxon refinery fire...
United States
21 Jul 2017
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Appellate Court Upholds Arbitration Award In Face Of Manifest Disregard Of Law And Public Policy Arguments
An arbitration panel entered an award in a legal malpractice matter in favor of the claimant and the attorneys and law firm moved to vacate the award.
United States
21 Jul 2017
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Preliminary Approval Granted To Settlement Of Class-Action Suit For Opening Unauthorized Accounts
A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted preliminary approval to an agreement that would allow Wells Fargo to settle a class-action lawsuit filed...
United States
21 Jul 2017
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USPTO Issues New Guidance To Trademark Examiners In Light Of Tam Ruling
On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued Examination Guide 1-17 to address the Supreme Court's decision Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S. ___ (2017), which held that the disparagement...
United States
21 Jul 2017
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Bed Bug [Litigation] Infests The Courts
Over the last several years litigation relating to bed bugs has resulted in many decisions by our Courts.
United States
21 Jul 2017
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The Georgia Court Of Appeals Looks At Litigation Funding
In recent years, an industry has developed in which businesses advance monies to plaintiffs with pending lawsuits in exchange for a share of recovery
United States
 
21 Jul 2017
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The Ninth Circuit Writes The Script On Pleading And Proving Reverse Confusion Claims
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit clarified the requirements for pleading and establishing a trademark infringement claim under a "reverse confusion" theory in Marketquest Group v. BIC, Case No. 15-55755.
United States
21 Jul 2017
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What Real Estate Settlement Service And Other Consumer Financial Services Providers Need To Know About The CFPBs Final Arbitration Rule
On July 10, 2017, in a surprise move, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) issued its long awaited final rule on arbitration (Final Arbitration Rule).
United States
21 Jul 2017
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A Review Of Recent Whistleblower Developments - July 2017
Whistleblower Developments is a periodic report covering significant cases, decisions, proposals, and legislation related to whistleblower statutes and how they may impact your business.
United States
21 Jul 2017
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Controversial CFPB Rule Exposes Financial Services Companies To Greater Class Action Risk
Under a controversial new final rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on July 10, 2017, banks and credit card companies are prohibited from forcing consumers....
United States
21 Jul 2017
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Beverage Tax Wars Continue As Parties Head Back To Court For A Preliminary Injunction Hearing On The Cook County, Illinois Tax
A legal challenge to Cook County Illinois Sweetened Beverage Tax (Tax) heads back to circuit court today for a hearing on the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction.
United States
21 Jul 2017
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FDA's Denial Of Citizen's Petition "Clear" Enough For Preemption Of Failure-To-Warn Claims
The Tenth Circuit recently upheld a Utah district court's finding that a branded drug manufacturer could not be held liable for failing to warn consumers about alleged birth defect risks when the FDA...
United States
21 Jul 2017
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The WFDL Is Broader Than You Think -- Lessons From Golf Pros
On June 22, 2017, the Wisconsin Supreme Court took a 3-Iron to common intuitions about who is, and who is not, a dealer protected by the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law (WFDL).
United States
21 Jul 2017
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Post No. 998: What Could We Infer From Justice Theis' Question Patters In Civil Cases?
For the past two weeks, we've been reviewing the patterns in Chief Justice Fitzgerald's questioning in civil and criminal cases between 2008 and his retirement in 2010.
United States
21 Jul 2017
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Mark Rosenberg Speaks With Inside Counsel On Reputation Protection From Negative Or Defamatory Reviews On The Web
Reputation Management co-chair Mark Rosenberg spoke with Inside Counsel for the article, "Dealing with Negative or Defamatory Reviews on Social Media."
United States
20 Jul 2017
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Keep Holy The Labor Code: Providing Days Of Rest For California Employees
The Court also held that an employer who informs its employees of their entitlement to a day of rest does not incur liability when those employees voluntarily elect to work.
United States
20 Jul 2017
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Federal Circuit Affirms Finding Of Non-Arbitrability Under "Wholly Groundless" Standard
Stephen Evans, doing business as Roof n' Box, Inc., had a contract with Building Materials Corp. of America, to promote RNB's "Roof N Box" product, a three-dimensional roofing model...
United States
20 Jul 2017
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