• Prize Avocado IP, Headed For Court

    A grower in the Dominican Republic discovered a new strain, said to produce avocados large enough to make a whole loaf of avocado toast but still having the rich flavor of some of the smaller California varieties....

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  • Federal Court Must Decide If Netflix Is a Video Service

    A 2007 Missouri law allows municipalities and counties to collect franchise fees from video service providers, and they’ve been collecting from cable operators ever since. But Missourians, like other U.S. residents, are increasingly dropping cable service in...

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  • Proposed NLRB Rule Would Tighten Definition of “Joint Employer”

    The NLRB has proposed a rule that would tighten the definition of “joint employer,” essentially reversing the 2015 Browning-Ferris...

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  • Hedge Fund Backs Investor Suit Against Volkswagen

    A subsidiary of Elliott Management, the hedge fund founded by Paul E. Singer, is bankrolling a lawsuit by institutional investors that suffered losses due to Volkswagen’s emissions cheating. The case opened in a German court on Sept....

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  • Tobacco Litigation: Blueprint Or Cautionary Tale For Opioid Plaintiffs?

    The toll, both in lives lost and dollars continues to rise, as does the number of lawsuits filed by cities, counties and states. Now it’s up to around 400, and the number of deaths is said to...

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  • Law Firm Trounces Legal Malpractice Claimant; She Could Get Jail Time

    A seldom invoked Massachusetts law has allowed a law firm to win a $175,000 judgment against a physician to recoup legal fees it paid to defend itself against her legal malpractice suit. The physician, Dr. Nataly Minkina,...

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  • More U.S. Companies Getting Ensnared By Terrorism Law

    Companies that arguably would never expect it could find themselves having to defend a lawsuit under the Antiterrorism Act. Several large drug companies, for example, have been sued under the ATA by some veterans and relatives of...

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  • Gazillionaire Versus California Beach Culture

    The lore of California is full of tales of wealthy families buying ocean front property and trying to keep the riff-raff off the beach. But according to the State Constitution, property below the mean tide line belongs...

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  • Due Diligence For Socio-Economic Risk

    Investors are now facing the challenge of emerging socio-economic risk exposures, and they are bringing new diligence demands to deals. These risks, arising from an increasingly divided cultural and business environment, have to do with such matters...

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  • Oh, How They Would Love To Sue Sacha Baron Cohen

    But their chances of prevailing are not good. He is a great actor, and a merciless con man, but he almost never...

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