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Ninth Circuit Affirms Ruling That Plaintiffs Have Article III Standing In Illinois Biometric Privacy Class Action
On August 8, 2019, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a California district court's decision allowing plaintiffs to proceed on claims against Facebook
United States
22 Aug 2019
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Supreme Court Clarifies That Judges, Not Juries, Must Determine Whether FDA Actions Preempt State Failure-To-Warn Claims Against Drug Manufacturers
On May 20, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht that, in analyzing whether a state law failure-to-warn claim against a drug manufacturer is preempted by federal
United States
11 Jun 2019
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Delaware Supreme Court Reaffirms Importance Of Deal Price In Appraisal Litigation
In Verition Partners Master Fund Ltd. v. Aruba Networks, Inc.,1 the Delaware Supreme Court again endorsed deal-price-minus-synergies as a foundational method for valuing companies
United States
7 May 2019
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SEC Staff Grants No-Action Relief On Shareholder Proposal Relating To Mandatory Arbitration
On February 11, 2019, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance issued a no-action letter to Johnson & Johnson, stating that it would not recommend enforcement action if the company excluded from its proxy statement...
United States
21 Feb 2019
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The Ropes Recap: Mergers & Acquisition Law News - June 2016
Linked is the First Quarter 2016 edition of the Ropes & Gray M&A Newsletter.
Worldwide
8 Jun 2016
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Federal Circuit Unanimously Declines Invitation To Limit Venue In Patent Infringement Cases In In Re: TC Heartland LLC
This case involves a patent infringement suit over liquid water enhancer products filed by Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC in the District of Delaware against TC Heartland LLC, an Indiana-based company.
United States
4 May 2016
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SEC Charges Underwriter And Bankers In Connection With Offering By China-Based Issuer
On March 27, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against an investment bank and two of its bankers for failing to adequately review and escalate a due diligence report.
United States
1 Apr 2015
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Supreme Court Decides Nautilus V. Biosig And Unanimously Eliminates Federal Circuit's "Insolubly Ambiguous" Standard For Indefinitenes
The Supreme Court ruled that "a patent is invalid for indefiniteness if its claims fail to inform... those skilled in the art about the scope of the invention."
United States
3 Jun 2014
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Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Federal Circuit's En Banc Decision In Limelight v. Akamai And Rejects The Application Of Induced Infringement Under § 271(b) To Situations Where There Is No Direct Infringer Under § 271(a)
The Supreme Court ruled that a party can be liable for induced infringement under § 271(b) only when one party has committed direct infringement under § 271(a).
United States
3 Jun 2014
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Supreme Court Forecloses Primary Liability For Secondary Actors In Securities Offerings
The Supreme Court today held in "Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivative Traders" that investors cannot sue a mutual fund’s investment adviser for misrepresentations in a mutual fund prospectus, even though it was alleged to have participated in drafting the disclosure document.
United States
 
16 Jun 2011
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United States Supreme Court Clears Way For Arbitration Clauses Limiting Class Action
In its recent decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, the United States Supreme Court upheld the enforceability of arbitration clauses that disallowed classwide arbitration, striking down a California rule barring such provisions.
United States
 
10 Jun 2011
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