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|California Court Rules in Favor Of Benzene Worker With Leukemia|
Waters Kraus LLP;
October 7, 2015, previously published on September 25, 2015A California court of appeals reportedly has ruled that a trial judge was wrong to throw out a benzene lawsuit brought by an automotive mechanic exposed to benzene supplied by United States Steel Corp. The mechanic had worked with Liquid Wrench, a product that contained the toxic benzene chemical.
|Supreme Court: Patentee Maintains Burden of Proving Infringement in Actions Brought by Licensee|
Jeanne M. Gills, Scott R. Kaspar, Aaron J. Weinzierl; Foley & Lardner LLP;
January 29, 2014, previously published on January 23, 2014On January 22, 2014, in a unanimous 9-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC, No. 12-1128 (Breyer, J.), held that “when a licensee seeks a declaratory judgment against a patentee to establish that there is no infringement, the burden of proving...
|Strengthening Protection Against Aggressive Door-to-Door Sales of Water Heaters|
Suhuyini Abudulai; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 19, 2013In its yearly ranking of top complaints and inquires received, the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services reported water heater rentals and removals as the second most common complaint received in 2011 and 2012. In an attempt to address - amongst other consumer protection matters - aggressive...
|January 2014 Visa Bulletin: EB-3 Cut-Off Dates Advance Significantly for Most Countries; No Forward Movement for EB-2 and EB-3 India|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013According to the State Department’s January Visa Bulletin, the EB-3 subcategory for professionals and skilled workers will advance by six months, to April 1, 2012, for China and most countries. EB-3 India will remain at September 1, 2003.
|Court of Appeals Holds Person Relying on Right to Farm Act as a Defense to a Nuisance Lawsuit Has the Burden of Proof|
Liza C. Moore; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 26, 2013The Michigan Court of Appeals recently issued a for-publication decision (meaning that the decision will be binding precedent for other courts) holding that a person relying on the Right to Farm Act (RTFA) as a defense in a nuisance action has the burden to prove the challenged conduct is protected...
|Who Owns the Data?|
John W. Mashni; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 26, 2013Technological advances increase daily, especially in the agricultural industry. Precision farmers must be aware of new technology in order to stay competitive. However, there are other issues to be aware of that accompany any new technology. With the technological advances of precision agriculture...
|Environmental Protection Agency Issues Final Rule on Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Exclusion for Solvent-Contaminated Rags, Industrial Wipes, and Shop Towels|
Vincent S. Oleszkiewicz; Leech Tishman;
August 9, 2013, previously published on August 7, 2013On Monday, July 22, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) finalized its long-awaited final rule excluding from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”) regulation solvent-contaminated rags, industrial wipes, and shop towels.
|Industrial Property Legislation Improvements|
Eduardo Achurra M.; Pardini & Asociados;
July 16, 2013Industrial property legislation was modified in order to comply with the new international tendency.
|FMCSA Expands Hours of Service Exemptions for Farmers|
Dirk H. Beckwith; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
May 14, 2013, previously published on May 2013The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ("FMCSA") promulgates regulatory exemptions for the "transportation of agricultural commodities and farm supplies" and for "covered farm vehicles" and their drivers. Effective March 14, 2013, the FMCSA adopted a rule that...
|FAQs about Toxic Torts|
Sean P. DuBois; Shulman DuBois LLC;
March 28, 2013, previously published by Portland Personal Injury Lawyers - Shulman DuBois LLCWe use dangerous toxic substances every day without really thinking about the harm they can do. But if you've been injured using a dangerous toxin, you may be able to get compensation.