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6th Circuit Reverses Preemption In Sulzer Knee Case, Finding Claim Parallels Quality Rule

CINCINNATI - (Mealey's) A divided panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 16 reversed preemption summary judgment in a Sulzer hip case after the majority found that the federal good manufacturing practice (GMP) rule can be construed as a requirement that parallels the plaintiff's...

6th Circuit Panel Affirms Most Darvon/Darvocet/Propoxyphene Claims Are Preempted

CINCINNATI — (Mealey’s) The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 27 affirmed dismissal of 67 of 68 Darvon/Darvocet/ propoxyphene multidistrict litigation cases, finding that the plaintiffs either failed to properly plead their claims or that the claims are preempted by federal law...

Supreme Court Holds Cheerleading Uniforms Eligible for Copyright Protection

In a case involving whether the designs on cheerleading uniforms are eligible for copyright protection under the Copyright Act of 1976, the Supreme Court on March 22, 2017, held that an artistic feature of the design of a useful article is eligible for copyright protection if the feature (1) can be perceived...