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Supply Chain Decision: Online Marketplaces At Risk Due To Federal Court Ruling In Oberdorf v. Amazon.Com Inc.
On July 3, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower district court decision and held that Amazon can be liable as a "seller"
United States
16 Aug 2019
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Exclusion Relieves Insurer Of Duty To Defend In Sex Trafficking Case
Human trafficking is a serious problem. The current news cycle is filled with stories about human trafficking in the context of immigration and with recent criminal proceedings accusing the rich
United States
16 Aug 2019
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But Life Isn't Fair….
Anyone who negotiates contracts for a living has their own personal war stories of dealing with other parties whose significant negotiating leverage meant they ended up accepting terms which in an ideal world they wouldn't.
UK
16 Aug 2019
4
Breach Of Contract Exclusion Precludes Coverage
Liability insurance policies are meant to cover claims brought against insureds by third-parties alleging a fortuitous event that causes damages
United States
16 Aug 2019
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PTAB Trial Practice Guide Update Codifies Recent PTAB Decisions And Procedure (Third And Last Of A Series)
In two recent articles (see parts one and two of series), we discussed several aspects of a July 2019 Update that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued to the PTAB Trial Practice Guide.
United States
14 Aug 2019
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Crime Coverage — Who Is An Employee And Who Is An Authorized Representative?
In a recent case, a parent company took out a crime insurance policy for itself and its subsidiaries. When a property manager for its subsidiary
United States
13 Aug 2019
7
PTAB Trial Practice Guide Update Codifies Recent PTAB Decisions And Procedure (Second Of A Series)
In a recent article, we discussed several aspects of a July 2019 Update that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued to the PTAB Trial Practice Guide.
United States
13 Aug 2019
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Ninth Circuit Issues Decision Clarifying Businesses Obligations To Persons With Disabilities
Many employers are familiar with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which sets forth employers' obligations to disabled applicants and employees.
United States
7 Aug 2019
9
Ford Scores Win At The Federal Circuit In Design Patent Case
In its recently issued opinion in Automotive Body Parts Association v. Ford Global Technologies, LLC, the Federal Circuit reaffirms the importance of design patents and their value in an overall patent portfolio strategy for automotive manufacturers and others who may be threatened by aftermarket sales of replacement parts.
United States
7 Aug 2019
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Forgoing An Unmeritorious Defence Held To Be Good Consideration By Court Of Appeal
The Court of Appeal in Simantob v Shavleyan [2019] EWCA Civ 1105 has held that an unmeritorious defence was good consideration for the variation of a settlement agreement.
UK
5 Aug 2019
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Without The Bellefonte Presumption, Reinsurer Denied Partial Summary Judgment
Finding that the provision could apply to either or both situations, the court denied the motion and set the case down for trial.
United States
1 Aug 2019
12
Taking The Issue Of Unequal Pay Onto The U.S. District Court's Turf
As recently mentioned on Sports Shorts, the spotlight on the gender pay gap has been amplified following the fourth World Cup win by the U.S.
United States
31 Jul 2019
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Claims Of False Advertising And Unfair Competition Are Not Disparagement Or Defamation
Most commercial general liability policies include coverage for personal and advertising injury claims by third parties. In a recent case, the Third Circuit Court of Appeal
United States
30 Jul 2019
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How Specific Does A Specific Litigation Exclusion Have To Be?
Insurance policies often have general exclusions for known losses or prior acts. The reason for this is that most insurance is for fortuitous risks–risks that will take place
United States
30 Jul 2019
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Risqué Business: US Supreme Court Opens Trademark Registry To "Immoral Or Scandalous" Trademarks
On June 24, 2019, the US Supreme Court invalidated the Lanham Act's ban on registering "immoral or scandalous" trademarks
United States
25 Jul 2019
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It Should Be Settled Law – Unsecured Attorney's Fees Claims Are Permissible
In Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. of Am. v. PG&E, 549 U.S. 443 (2007), the Supreme Court held that bankruptcy law does not disallow a post-petition unsecured claim
UK
25 Jul 2019
17
War (Exclusions), What Is It Good For?
Back in the day, policyholders and insurers (and maybe everyone) understood what war was. War was a military action between government forces of sovereign nations.
United States
25 Jul 2019
18
Pre-Answer Security And Preclusion Based On Arbitral Decision — Who Decides?
In reinsurance disputes where one party is insolvent or has financial difficulties, the other side often demands security.
United States
24 Jul 2019
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Caster Semenya & ASA vs The IAAF – What It Means For Women And Sport
On 1 May 2019, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ("CAS") delivered its ruling in the requests for arbitration by Caster Semenya and Athletics South Africa
UK
24 Jul 2019
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How Broad Is The Duty To Defend? This Broad
How many times have you seen a court decision or commentary stating that the duty to defend is broader than the duty to indemnify?
UK
24 Jul 2019
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