California federal judge scraps suit over inaccuracy of home-blood-test system

Oct 7, 2016 By: Ron Baker

A San Diego federal judge has dismissed a suit by two plaintiffs who say false readings from INRatio home blood test monitors

FTO Opinions and Enhanced Patent Infringement Damages After Halo

Oct 7, 2016 By: Eric M. Lee

This blog post addresses the history and future of patent opinion practice in view of the US Supreme Court’s Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. decision.

Legal Challenges to the DOL’s Final Overtime Rule

Oct 7, 2016 By: Suzanne K. Brown

On September 20, 2016, 21 states filed suit challenging the Department of Labor’s Final Overtime Rule, alleging it to be unconstitutional.

Shire $12.1 billion note offering to repay loans for Baxalta acquisition

Oct 3, 2016 By: Cory Hester

Shire plc recently sold billions of dollars in debt to help repay borrowings under a credit facility used to fund the pharmaceutical company’s acquisition of Baxalta Inc.

Appeals ask Delaware high court to let new plaintiffs take up derivative suits

Sep 30, 2016 By: Frank Reynolds

Investors in Wal-Mart Stores and Lululemon Athletica have asked Delaware’s Supreme Court to revive their breach-of-duty suits and reinterpret a rule that

North Dakota court dissolves TRO restricting pipeline protests

Sep 23, 2016 By: Gregg Gethard

A federal judge has dissolved a temporary restraining order granted to Dakota Access LLC that was meant to ensure the leaders of

Active M&A ‘portfolio masters’ outperform, study finds

Sep 16, 2016 By: Andrea Cariello

Companies that engage in regular acquisition and divestiture of businesses as part of their corporate strategy, known as “portfolio masters,” consistently outperform

Trump defeats $84 million defamation suit over domain dispute

Sep 15, 2016 By: Melissa Sachs

Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization and two associates have dodged a New York federal lawsuit seeking $84 million that alleged the presidential hopeful was responsible for defaming the owner of the domain trumpestates.com by calling him a cybersquatter.

$22 million whistleblower award 2nd largest in SEC history

Sep 7, 2016 By: Cory Hester

The Securities and Exchange Commission has awarded $22 million to a person who reported a company’s misconduct, the second-highest amount in the history of the agency’s whistleblower program.

Debt buyers could face hurdles on consumer credit reports

Sep 7, 2016 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

A recent ruling by an 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could impose additional duties on debt buyers to verify disputed information in consumer credit reports.

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