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|Call Me, Maybe|
Michelle M. Arbitrio; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015There has been an increase in lawsuits against financial institutions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and recent multimillion-dollar class action settlements raise significant concerns in the financial services industry regarding the efficacy of existing compliance protocols....
|Results Are In: Year of the Horse Ends with a Record Fine of USD 975 Million for Qualcomm|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015On 10 February 2015, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced that it was imposing fines of RMB 6.088 billion (approximately USD 975 million) on Qualcomm for abusing its dominant position in the CDMA, WCDMA and LTE wireless communication standard essential patents...
|2014 In Review: Top 10 Canadian Judicial Decisions Of Import To The Oil And Gas Industry|
Daniel B.R. Johnson, Michael A. Marion, Michael G. Massicotte, Alan L. Ross, Karen A. Salmon; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
April 10, 2015, previously published on January 29, 20152014 saw the Supreme Court of Canada significantly develop the law in areas critical to the oil and gas industry, including Aboriginal title, the interpretation and performance of commercial contracts, intentional torts, access to justice and summary judgment. Other courts have rendered important...
|Will the FCC Answer Calls to Clarify the TCPA?|
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
April 9, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015We can now count an FCC Commissioner among those imploring the agency to act on the growing number of pending petitions asking for much needed clarification of regulations promulgated under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). On April 1, 2015, in his remarks before the Association of...
|Ohio Supreme Court Decides in Favor of Beck Energy; Local Drilling Ordinances Not a Valid Exercise of Home Rule|
Kohrman Jackson Krantz PLL;
April 8, 2015, previously published on March 16, 2015The Ohio Supreme Court decided a critical case in February affecting the state’s oil and gas drilling industry when it issued its decision in State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp (Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-485) on February 17, 2015.
|Denbury Green Continues with Fact Questions Surrounding Condemnation|
Jason F. Leif, William R. Taylor, J. Laurens Wilkes; Jones Day;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 2015The Denbury Green case continues with a recent reversal by the Beaumont Court of Appeals. See Tex. Rice Land Partners, Ltd., v. Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, LLC, No. 09-14-00176-CV, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 1377 (Tex. App.—Beaumont February 12, 2015, no pet. h.). On February 12, 2015, the Court...
|Awaiting the Arrival of Proposed Revisions to OSHA PSM and EPA’s RMP Rules: Atmospheric Storage Tanks|
Steven Boutwell, R. Lee Vail; Kean Miller LLP;
March 17, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published a Request for Information (“RFI”) on December 9, 2013 concerning possible changes to the Process Safety Management (“PSM”) program codified at 29 C.F.R. 1910.119. See 78 Fed. Reg. 73756 (Dec. 9,...
|Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell: $1.5 Billion at Stake at the Federal Circuit|
Michael T. Renaud, Peter F. Snell; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 10, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015Currently on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is Carnegie Mellon University’s (“CMU”) $1.535 billion judgment for patent infringement against Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (collectively “Marvell”),...
|Land Use Regulation And The Railroads: Who's In Charge?|
Diane W. Whitney; GrayRobinson P.A.;
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015You can practice land use law in Connecticut for a long time and never run into a question about the preemption of local regulations by federal railroad law, but when you do run into such an issue, it can be confusing for all involved.
|Rectification is About Intention - Not Interpretation|
Alison J. Gray; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 29, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently granted rectification in a case in which the CRA and the taxpayer differed in their interpretation and effect of a particular document. In Kaleidescape Canada Inc et al v Computershare Trust Company of Canada et al, 2014 ONSC 4983, the Court was asked...