Patent Act liability needs more than one U.S.-made component, justices say

February 24, 2017 by Patrick Hughes

One American-made component — no matter its qualitative importance — cannot qualify as a “substantial portion” of a multifaceted product produced overseas for the purpose of triggering potential liability under U.S. patent law, the nation’s highest court has ruled. … Read More

Topical Roundup: Immigration

February 24, 2017 by Jean Sica

Recent case summaries in Jury Verdicts & Settlements related to immigration. LDJ Investments Inc. v. Pro Management Consulting Inc.  The plaintiffs hired an immigration consultant to help them obtain permanent green cards under the EB-5 program. According to the complaint in this Los Angeles County case, the consultant recommended that the plaintiffs open a restaurant to assist in the process of getting the cards. The business failed, and the plaintiffs sued for breach of fiduciary duties, fraud in the inducement, and unfair practices. 40 Trials Digest 19th 17, 2016 WL 5812542 (Cal.Super.) Moba v. Total Transp. Servs. In a Washington King County case, jurors awarded East … Read More

Defendant to Pay $12.9M for Warehouse Fire Caused by Use of Faulty Fuse

January 24, 2017 by Jury Verdicts

Jan. 24, 2017 Defendant to Pay $12.9M for Warehouse Fire Caused by Use of Faulty Fuse Chicago Import v. Commonwealth Edison Company (Ill.Cir.Ct.) 2016 WL 7743924 Verdict summary 2012 WL 12919616 Plaintiff’s complaint   … Read More


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It is a matter of common knowledge that snow gathers on a car’s windshield during a snowstorm


It is a matter of common knowledge that snow gathers on a car’s windshield during a snowstorm.

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