Litigation

 
 
  • Ban On Foie Gras Upheld In 9th Circuit

    In California, a law banning the sale of foie gras, which is made from the enlarged livers of geese or ducks, was passed in 2004. It went into effect in 2012 but was ruled unconstitutional by a...

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  • Delaware’s Business-Friendly Reputation Slides Precipitously

    In an annual poll conducted U.S. Chamber of Commerce, South Dakota was ranked as having the best litigation environment, followed by Vermont and Idaho. General counsel, senior attorneys and senior executives at companies with at least $100...

    • Posted 5 days ago
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  • Equifax Cyber Insurance Won’t Cover The Hit

    The expense of the breach could be “ multiples higher than the insurance payout” after the monumental hack...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • Is Fed Consumer Agency Too Popular To Kill?

    Regulation hunters, particularly those associated with the financial industry, would like to take it down, but the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau won’t be a clean target, according to this analysis from The New York Times. The CFPB...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • Kroger Drops Suit Against Lidl

    Cincinnati-based Kroger, the biggest supermarket operator in the US, has dropped its trademark infringement lawsuit against German rival Lidl. Few details of the settlement were made public. Lidl will continue to offer its Preferred Selection brand with...

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  • Patent War Over Sonar Tech Churns To Foregone Conclusion

    In the ongoing patent dispute between Garmin International Inc. and Norwegian company Navico Inc. a lot of money is changing hands. It’s going to counsel for both sides. On Sept. 8 a jury in the U.S. District...

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  • Who’s The Bully, Apple Or Qualcomm?

    Qualcomm has the chips and Apple is the world’s richest company, writes columnist Michael Hiltzik. He makes the case that either could be viewed as the villain in their patent controversy. True, Qualcomm is a ruthless patent...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • How Equifax “Got Everything Wrong”

    It started with the CEO’s tone-deaf apology, calling the episode “a disappointing event for our company.” Meanwhile, by looking at regulatory filings, Bloomberg investigators found...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Pipeline Protest Groups Sued, Potential $1 Billion Damages

    Claiming damages that could approach $1 billion, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) has sued Greenpeace and other protest groups in federal court in North Dakota. Energy Partners is the company that is building the controversial Dakota Access...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Neo-Nazi IP Lawyer Outed

    An anonymous tip to a Twin Cities alternative weekly resulted in a partner’s dismissal from a Minneapolis IP firm when it was revealed that he ran Behold Barbarity, a white supremacist recording label. Aaron W. Davis, formerly...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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