Those Hiring Private Investigators Must Be Aware of Privilege and Privacy Legislation When a fraud is suspected, the litigator often turns to a private investigator to gather evidence about, and to use against, the fraudster. Retaining and instructing an investigator must be undertaken with extreme caution to avoid ultimately prejudicing the case against the wrongdoer. […]
Protecting Your Inventions, From Idea to Marketplace: The initial step in getting your medical device to promote would be to understand the master of the legal rights for your invention.
Protecting Your Inventions, From Idea to Marketplace: The initial step in getting your medical device to promote would be to understand the master of the legal rights for your invention. We’ve an abundance of suggestions for new medical devices. Many interventional vascular specialists have suggestions for new devices or procedures, or methods to improve existing […]
Texas Restaurants Expand Constantly In 2014 (Already)! It’s only The month of january 15th, and already six major restaurant expansions or acquisitions have happened in DFW! It’s a thrilling amount of time in center industry. Listed here are the facts: First, Day Star Restaurant Group acquired Texas Land & Cattle and also the Lone Star […]
Congressional Panel Explores Industry’s Views on Public-Private Partnerships On Wednesday, March 5, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Special Panel on Public-Private Partnerships held a hearing entitled “Overview of Public-Private Partnerships for Highway and Transit Projects” to review the role of P3s in delivery of highway and transit projects. The witness list and links to their […]
Appellate Memorandum Opinion Awarding Federal Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Where Substantial Constitutional Question is Involved and Arises Out of Common Nucleaus of Operative Facts as State Claim.
Appellate Memorandum Opinion Awarding Federal Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Where Substantial Constitutional Question is Involved and Arises Out of Common Nucleaus of Operative Facts as State Claim. Where pleading clearly alleged a federal constitutional claim under the Due Process Clause and 42 U.S.C. § 1983, although the court did not reach the federal constitutional claim […]
Tennessee Legislature Passes Legislation Changing Requirements for Coverage of Sinkhole Losses The Tennessee Legislature recently reformed the law of sinkhole coverage and sinkhole losses in the State of Tennessee with legislation which became effective July 1, 2014. Under the prior Tennessee law, every insurer offering homeowners’ property insurance in the State of Tennessee was required […]
FTC Report Tallies Hatch-Waxman Settlements for FY2013 On December 22, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission) released an overview of pharmaceutical patent settlements filed with the Commission in Fiscal Year 2013 (October 1, 2012–September 30, 2013). The FTC has published similar reports annually since the passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of […]
Eleventh Circuit Refuse En Banc Rehearing Of Its Decision Applying Shady Grove This week, the Eleventh Circuit denied a motion for an en banc rehearing of its July decision to reverse the dismissal of a class action brought in the Northern District of Alabama. The decision in July was premised on the Supreme Court’s decision […]
Appellate Court Rejects Reliance on Document Retention Policy; Justifies Harsh Sanctions (Washington)
Appellate Court Rejects Reliance on Document Retention Policy; Justifies Harsh Sanctions (Washington) Crews v. Avco Corp., 2015 WL 1541179 (Wash. Ct. App. Apr. 6, 2015). In this wrongful death action, the plaintiffs sought discovery concerning the design and manufacture of a carburetor that was believed to be the cause of a plane crash, along with […]
Massachusetts AG Issues Proposed Regulations Concerning Earned Sick Time On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative requiring that all employees be entitled to earn and use up to 40 hours of earned sick time in a calendar year. There were significant ambiguities in the law (as discussed in our previous alert), but […]