Several defense attorneys said the move to subpoena hedge fund chief Steven A. Cohen was curious because he would likely assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
The Supreme Court ruled for Dr. Melissa Cloer, who said she developed multiple sclerosis from three Hepatitis-B vaccinations.
The ruling means that the bankrupt units of RPM International may have to set aside $1.2 bln for asbestos liabilities, twice as much as the specialty chemicals maker had estimated.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE - U.S. v. Adaptive MicroSystems LLC
OPINION AND ORDER - Court of International Trade applied Wisconsin law on liability of purchaser of company for existing unpaid import duties and penalties for misclassified imports of LED panels. Purchaser’s argument that it is not a mere continuation of the old company was rejected.(CIT)
HEALTH CARE – Sebelius v. Cloer
OPINION – Cloer brought a claim under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which allows an award of attorney fees to non-prevailing parties if their claim was in good faith and had a reasonable basis. Cloer’s claim was determined to be untimely, but the Supreme Court held that untimely petitions may qualify for attorney fees under the NCVIA. (U.S.)
CRIMINAL LAW – Metrish v. Lancaster
OPINION – When Lancaster killed his girlfriend, Michigan allowed a diminished capacity defense. By the time of his trial, the defense had been removed by the Michigan Supreme Court and Lancaster was not allowed to assert it; he was convicted of murder. A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Lancaster was not entitled to federal habeas relief under the AEDPA. (U.S.)
ENTERTAINMENT – La. Athletics Down on the Bayou LLC v. Bayou Bowl Ass’n
OPINION – Defendants run the “Bayou Bowl,” a Texas-Louisiana high school all-star football game. Plaintiff was an original organizer of the Bayou Bowl and claims to own a trademark in the name. But the court decided that plaintiff’s planning activities prior to the first game were not “use of the mark in commerce.” (M.D. La.)
UNFAIR COMPETITION – FieldTurf USA Inc. v. TenCate Thiolon Middle East
OPINION – Fiber that FieldTurf bought from TenCate degraded prematurely. FieldTurf introduced a competing fiber and sued TenCate. TenCate countersued for false advertising and unfair competition. FieldTurf won partial summary judgment due to TenCate’s lack of evidence of consumer confusion and failure to show financial injuries. (N.D. Ga.)
A federal judge approved a request by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers that his jailers hand over their files on him, including suicide watch logs and psychological data.
Eighteen months after the brokerage collapsed, James Giddens sold a variety of memberships that bestow different trading rights on the holders.
A group of public school teachers has sued their state and national teachers' unions, arguing that forcing them to pay union dues violates their right to free speech.
The longtime Justice Department attorney discusses the mission of the school's new clinic, which will have its first classes this winter.
Medtronic is seeking the reversal of an appellate court finding that the medical device company bears the burden of proving products it created do not infringe on its licensing partner’s patents.
The company, which owns 467 theaters with more than 5,000 screens, has won conditional approval to buy Rave Holdings movie theaters, the Justice Department said.
The three allegedly took bribes from Chinese medical and research outfits for details on New York University
work on magnetic resonance imaging technology, U.S. authorities said.
Known for his trial work, Gravante is administrative partner of Boies Schiller & Flexner's New York City office and the firm's general counsel.
The Dairy Farmers of America marketing cooperative and four other defendants settled litigation by dairy farmers that had alleged a conspiracy to control the Southeast’s raw milk market.
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