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Litigation Arising from Allegedly Unfair Use of Social Media to Disseminate Information Regarding an Industry
Global growth in the litigation industry seems assured by increasing use of “social media” to publish information regarding participants in a particular industry, and the broad spread of the information. Thus, litigation may arise when disseminated information is allegedly...
Gene Patents and Myriad in Light of Prometheus - The Big View, and Comments from Biotech Patent Lawyers on Prometheus, and Myriad
Biotech patent bloggers are starting to weigh in on the Prometheus decision rejecting a claim to a patent for providing medical advice. The Genomics Law Report includes thoughtful commentary and concludes - I'd say - that Myriad's patent claims are dead in terms of any ability to exclude...
The humor just rolls on in the law - it's now taken us up to the 15th installment of "Things You Cannot Do on a Plane ! Prior here.
Thanks to a unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, yesterday was a good day for persons opposed to gene patents. Specifically, many are opposed to gene patents because it's obvious patent thickets will slow disease research as financiers and patent trolls seek to use patent claims and...
Securities claims continue to intensify against lawyers for their roles. LAW 360 recently posted stories on a suit proceeding against Proskauer in connection with Mr. Stanford's scams. "[A] fourth suit revived by the ruling alleges Proskauer attorney Thomas...
Here's a new YouTube vide and article with spin from the American Tort Reform Association. As is typical for spin, it's full of sound bites but lacks citations and links to supposedly supporting evidence. Spin doctors usually do not like being limited to the facts. Note further that...
Great, Free Summary and Data on Asbestos Bankruptcies - Crowell & Moring Publishes Vol. 6 Of "Where Are They Now"
Ok, we are not talking a best seller on the NYT list. But, for those interested in asbestos bankruptcies, one of the best available resources is a compilation of asbestos bankruptcy information prepared by lawyers at Crowell & Moring. Specifically, Mark D. Plevin and Leslie A. Davis have...
Kevin LaCroix has an interesting new post linking to a useful article on managing D & O insurance through a corporate transaction.
What's Ahead for Litigation ? Consider Perrin's Emerging Issues Conference - London - April 12 and 13
What mass tort and damage issues lie ahead for plaintiffs, defendants and insurers? Are there emerging or foreseeable new issues specific to drugs and medical devices? What litigation changes may flow from new molecular science? What's ahead for insurance and...
Chevron and Ecuadorian plaintiffs remain entwined in a massive battle of lawyers and spinners. A new installment of the battle has spilled over onto the pages of OpinioJuris - go here and here. For a broad account of plaintiffs' view, go here. One wishes for a massive, neutral...