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HTMLHas the New Patent Act Created a Mechanism for Investment Firms to Dramatically Alter the Value of Their Investments?
Michael Martinez, Brian W. Nolan; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created procedural vehicles for new market participants, such as investment firms, to challenge patents. These procedural vehicles include inter partes review (“IPR”) and post-grant review (“PGR”). Recent use of these procedures by...

 

HTMLMaine Securities Regulator Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Aging; Touts Success of Maine Program to Combat Senior Financial Exploitation
John J. Cronan, Sigmund D. Schutz; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015
As the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) reports, on February 4, 2015 Maine Securities Administrator Judith Shaw testified before the U.S. Special Committee on Aging. Shaw emphasized the difficulty in addressing senior financial exploitation, noting that many elderly...

 

HTMLInvestors Should be Wary of "Happiness Letters"
John J. Cronan, Sigmund D. Schutz; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on January 9, 2015
As the Wall Street Journal's Jason Zweig recently cautioned, "If you get a 'happiness letter' from your brokerage firm . . . be worried."

 

HTMLArbitration Award Stands Despite Apparent Error of Law
Stanley A. Martin; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015
A federal appellate court has reminded the business community that a mistake of law by an arbitration panel will not ordinarily be grounds to overturn the award. The arbitration concerned a terminated financial services consultant, who filed for arbitration almost two years after the termination....

 

HTMLSummary Judgment Applications in Alberta: Court of Appeal Indicates Appeals from Denials Will Be Difficult to Establish
Melissa D. Tennison; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015
The Alberta Court of Appeal in its recent decision, 776826 Alberta Ltd. v. Ostrowercha, 2015 ABCA 49, discussed the recent changes to the direction of the law on summary judgment applications. It confirmed that the decision of the Trial Judge as to whether or not summary judgment is a fair and...

 

HTMLLance Armstrong’s Perjured Doping Testimony Earns Him a $10 Million Sanction in Arbitration
Haley Fowler Gregory; Butler Snow LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015
Recently, Lance Armstrong attracted national attention when an arbitration panel in Texas ordered him to pay $10 million in sanctions to a promotions company for lying about his use of performance-enhancing drugs to win the 2004 Tour de France. Sanctions, especially of this type and magnitude, are...

 

HTMLBritish Columbia's Pioneering Civil Resolution Tribunal
Barbara Murray, Talya Nemetz-Sinchein; Singleton Urquhart LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
In 2015, British Columbia will introduce a Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT), the first on-line dispute resolution and adjudicative body in Canada. The CRT is designed to transform civil and administrative dispute resolution in B.C. from the current system to, as the provincial government’s...

 

HTMLCongressional Tax Exemption on Federal Mortgage Entities; Alabama Business Privilege Tax Act
Ashten Kimbrough Seay; Sirote & Permutt, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
In this week's ALWU, we share with you a decision from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and a decision from the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. The first concerns a Congressional exemption from taxation granted to federal mortgage entities, and the second deals with the Alabama Business Privilege...

 

HTMLElective Share of Estate; Anticipated Lost Profits
Joshua Hornady; Sirote & Permutt, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
In this week's Alabama Law Weekly Update, we bring you two cases from the Alabama Supreme Court. The first case addresses when a surviving spouse must file for an elective share of an estate, holding that the election or request for extension must occur before the statutory cut-off. In the second...

 

HTMLSelf Defense in Civil Suit; Firm Venue
Thomas Benjamin Humphries; Sirote & Permutt, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
This week's Alabama Law Weekly Update discusses two decisions recently entered by the Alabama Supreme Court. In the first case, the Court considered a summary judgment entered in Tuscaloosa Circuit Court in favor of a defendant accused of civil assault and battery. In the second, the Court weighed...

 


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