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$2 Billion Verdict In Monsanto Roundup Case
On May 13, 2019, a California jury awarded over two billion dollars to a husband and wife who alleged that they each developed cancer as a result of decades of using Monsanto's weed-killer Roundup.
United States
29 May 2019
Is A Foreign Country A More Convenient Forum For Litigation?
O.C.G.A. § 9-10-31.1 allows a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed in Georgia, "for the convenience of the parties and witnesses" when that claim "would be more properly heard in a forum outside of" Georgia.
United States
13 Feb 2019
The Georgia Supreme Court Will Look At Litigation Funding
A previous post in this blog reported that the Georgia Court of Appeals decided in Cherokee Funding, LLC v. Ruth, Case No. A17A0132 (decided June 27, 2017) ...
United States
6 Feb 2018
No Right To A Jury Trial For Attorney Fee Awards Under 35 U.S. Code § 285
Section 285 of the Patent Act provides: "The court in exceptional cases may award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party."
United States
23 Aug 2017
Order Granting Motion For Assignment Order For National Grange
SGR has secured another victory for client the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry ("National Grange") that will significantly advance its collection efforts for a $144,715.70 attorney...
United States
28 Mar 2017
The Georgia Supreme Court Nears The End Of Its December Term
The Georgia Supreme Court has readjusted its terms of court. One of those adjustments includes adding a December term that will end this year on March 31.
United States
16 Mar 2017
The Georgia Court Of Appeals Changes Its Rules
Effective January 1, 2017, the Georgia Court of Appeals has made a number of changes to its rules.
United States
19 Dec 2016
U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Proposes Changes To The Trademark Trial & Appeal Board Rules Of Practice
On October 2, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a Final rulemaking amendment that significantly amends the rules for practicing before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
United States
16 Nov 2016
Big Changes Coming To The Georgia Court Of Appeals
The manner in which the Georgia Court of Appeals handles disagreements over the disposition of cases will be undergoing big changes over the next few months.
United States
9 Sep 2016
Georgia Court Of Appeals Expands The Time Period In Which Crime Victims Can File Civil Lawsuits
The April term of court for the Georgia Court of Appeals will end on July 15. In these last weeks of the term, the Court often will issue opinions in its most difficult cases.
United States
14 Jul 2016
Whether Or Not A "Weather" Report Suffices
Section 4528 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules categorically provides that: "Any record of the observations of the weather, taken under the direction of the United States Weather Bureau, is prima facie evidence of the facts stated".
United States
7 Apr 2016
Court Of Appeals #9
The Court of Appeals finished 2015, and the Lippman era as Chief Judge, deciding an assortment of legal questions.
United States
7 Feb 2016
General Releases: A Cautionary Tale
In recent months, the Appellate Division, First Department, released several decisions relating to general releases which, separately and together, instruct a cautionary tale.
United States
7 Jan 2016
Changes To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure Effective December 1, 2015
New amendments to the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure took effect on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
United States
15 Dec 2015
Constructing A Template For "Deconstructive Testing"
T]hese actions arise from a partial building collapse that occurred on June 4, 2012, at the premises known as 266 Purchase Street, Rye, New York.
United States
4 Dec 2015
Can US Discovery Rules Be Used To Gather Evidence For Use In Foreign Proceedings?
In intellectual property cases, it is not uncommon for the parties to be involved in 'parallel proceedings' - litigating related issues in more than one country simultaneously.
United States
2 Aug 2015
How Many Telephone Calls Or Emails Are One Too Many?
The First Department recently adjudicated an appeal in which one of the several issues considered was whether telephone and email communications to New York from an out-of-state party sufficed to find purposeful activity or contacts that conferred personal jurisdiction.
United States
6 May 2015
A Cautionary Tale For Business Organizations Testifying Through A Designated Representative
A party can seek to depose a corporation or an organization by sending a notice or subpoena that describes "with reasonable particularity the matters for examination."
United States
4 Mar 2015
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