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    Miami Panel To Weigh Dolphins Stadium Upgrade Deal

    A county referendum on the Miami Dolphins' use of public funds to modernize Sun Life Stadium is expected to be set for May 14 when Miami-Dade county commissioners convene Wednesday to consider a proposal from the team and County Mayor Carlos Gimenez...

    Stallone Settles With Builder He Accused Of Shoddy Work

    Actor Sylvester Stallone on Tuesday settled with a contractor he had accused of defrauding him of some $1.4 million by performing substandard construction work on his kitchen, after the builder separately accused Stallone of threatening violence. ...read...

    Deciding Whether To Institute A Litigation Hold

    The penalties for spoliation of relevant evidence can be severe and range from cost-shifting and fines to the ultimate sanctions of a default judgment or dismissal. At the same time, prelitigation data preservation should not be undertaken lightly due...

    UMG Ruling Brings More Consistent Approach To DMCA

    Although the Ninth Circuit in UMG Recordings Inc. v. Shelter Capital Partners LLC has moved toward the Second Circuit’s more plaintiff-friendly interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s “right and ability to control” provision, both circuits...

    Magic Mountain Workers Sue Six Flags Over OT, Meal Breaks

    Six Flag Entertainment Corp. was hit with a putative class action Tuesday in California state court accusing it of underpaying employees at its Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor park located north of Los Angeles. ...read more

    Pa. High Court Upholds Maverick Steel Win In Stadium Row

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Tuesday it would not revisit a lower court order that sent back to county court Maverick Steel Co.'s lawsuit alleging the developer of Pittsburgh's PNC Stadium intimidated Maverick's surety company into...

    Reuters Unit Beats DMV Data Collection Class In 8th Circ.

    The Eighth Circuit on Tuesday ruled that Thompson Reuters Corp. unit West Publishing Corp. did not violate federal privacy law when it obtained driver's license information from state databases and sold the information to third parties, overturning...

    Bingham McCutchen Reels In DLA Piper IP Pros For LA Office

    Bingham McCutchen LLP reeled in five DLA Piper patent experts including the co-chair of its patent litigation and life sciences groups, as part of a push to boost its intellectual property and life sciences and technology practices, Bingham said Wednesday...

    Kenyon Sued Over Not Giving Judge Credit on ITC Treatise

    Intellectual property firm Kenyon & Kenyon LLP and some of its partners were hit with a copyright suit Wednesday by the widow of a former U.S. International Trade Commission judge who wrote a legal treatise on unfair competition for which she claims...

    Google Asks USPTO To Look Closely At Software Patent Claims

    Google Inc. filed comments with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Monday outlining steps to improve the quality of software patents, saying patent claims are often ambiguous and can ultimately impede innovation rather than promote it. ...read more

    Fla. Senate Panel Clears Bill To Strengthen State FCA

    The Florida Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved a pair of bills designed to modernize the Florida False Claims Act, in part by providing law enforcement with subpoena power for non-Medicaid fraud cases. ...read more

    Miami Sports Agency Sues Gold Medal-Winning Boxer

    A Miami sports management company sued Olympic boxing gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux on Friday, claiming he has never paid a cent of what he owes under his contract with the agency. ...read more

    Patch Accused Of Firing Editor After Home-Office Injury

    A former editor for online news outlet Patch Media Corp. has sued the company in New Jersey court, alleging she was fired in retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim after breaking her leg at her home office. ...read more

    Divided Infringement Of System Claims After Centillion

    After the Federal Circuit's Centillion Data Systems LLC v. Qwest Communications International Inc. decision and the district court decisions that have followed, it is clear that joint or divided infringement can be a powerful defense to patent infringement...

    Facebook, AGs To Tell Teens How To Keep Data Under Wraps

    Facebook Inc. will work with nearly 20 state attorneys general to inform teens about how to protect the privacy of their personal data on the Internet, Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced Monday. ...read more

    Another Look At The Doctrine Of Equivalents

    Recent Federal Circuit opinions upholding infringement findings under the doctrine of equivalents and vacating findings of noninfringement have prompted renewed questions of whether the doctrine may be coming back to life. An analysis of recent district...

    McDermott Hit With $3.4M Suit Over Conflict Of Interest

    A former client on Friday sued McDermott Will & Emery LLP for $3.4 million in California state court over alleged breach of fiduciary duty, claiming the firm covered up a major conflict of interest while working on a patent infringement lawsuit. ...

    NBA Security Official’s Olympic Retaliation Suit Nixed

    A National Basketball Association security director’s claims that she was removed from a top security post at the 2012 Olympics for rebuffing a coach’s sexual advances in 2009 cannot be heard in New York state, according to a ruling released...

    Deals Rumor Mill: CVC Capital, Hulu, SolarWorld

    CVC Capital Partners is preparing to launch its fourth Asian fund with a target that clocks in substantially below its previous multibillion-dollar effort, while Hulu has recruited Guggenheim Partners LLC — also a prospective bidder — to oversee a sale...

    Blackstone To Unload Another 6M Shares In SeaWorld IPO

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. on Thursday increased the number of shares to be offered in its public-trading debut to 26 million, tacking on another 6 million shares from the trove of private equity titan Blackstone Group LP. ...read more

    UK Appeals Court Sends Singulair Arguments To EU Court

    Sigma Pharmaceuticals PLC's appeal of a ruling that it violated European patent laws by importing Merck & Co. Inc.’s asthma drug Singulair from Poland to the U.K. cannot be decided until the Court of Justice interprets parts of EU law central...

    Fed. Circ. Revives IP Suit Against DirecTV, Time Warner

    In a decision laying out the pleading standards for patent complaints, the Federal Circuit on Thursday revived K-Tech Telecommunications Inc.'s suits against DirecTV and Time Warner Cable Inc., finding that a lower court wrongly dismissed them for...

    Viacom Wants Nickelodeon Hotel Sanctioned Over Missing Docs

    Viacom International Inc. on Thursday urged a New York judge to sanction the owner and operator of a Nickelodeon-themed Florida hotel in a dispute over a licensing agreement, arguing that the plaintiffs destroyed a vast amount of documents that were potentially...

    Tiffany Slams Costco For Genericide Claim

    Tiffany & Co. blasted Costco Wholesale Corp. on Wednesday over the retailer's recent claim that “Tiffany setting” is now a merely generic term name for engagement rings, calling it an “incredible” assertion by a company...

    Bankrupt Revel Casino Gets $250M To Stay In The Game

    A federal judge in New Jersey gave the OK on Thursday to a $250 million debtor-in-possession financing plan that will allow bankrupt Atlantic City casino operator Revel AC Inc to keep its players gambling and its lights on as it goes through Chapter 11...