Category Archives: Commercial Litigation
Uber Knew Fired Exec Had Info at Center of Google Theft Case
The lawsuit maintains that Uber then transplanted the intellectual property allegedly stolen by Levandowski into its own fleet of self-driving vehicles.
This is a charge that Uber has adamantly denied since Waymo filed its complaint in federal court four …
How could the result of this lawsuit affect your intellectual property? https://t.co/9C1KF0YC4b
— Jason H. Rosenblum (@JHRLegal) June 22, 2017
Uber Fires Former Google Engineer at Heart of Self-Driving Dispute
Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, left, with Anthony Levandowski, a vice president of technology at Uber, whose firing was announced to staff members on Tuesday.
Uber said Tuesday that …
— Anthony Verna (@avernalaw) June 21, 2017
YETI Alleges Promo Drinkware Violates Intellectual Property Rights
YETI Coolers believes that companies in the promotional products industry are infringing on its intellectual property rights through the selling of alleged knockoff drinkware products and related marketing that aims to cash in on the Austin, TX-based …
— James Hayward (@jhayward__) June 20, 2017
PhishMe® Files Second Intellectual Property Enforcement Action Against Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.
PhishMe Inc., the leading provider of human-phishing defense solutions, announced today that it has filed a second patent infringement lawsuit against Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. (“Wombat”) in the United States …
Qualcomm’s chairman calls out Apple for its iPhone chip royalty lawsuit
“People want to get around, they see intellectual property as a cost in their billable materials, and they just want to pay less,” he said.
“But for us, we want to continue to drive technology forward, and importantly, we want to spread it across a …
MU wins round in lawsuit with professor – Columbia Daily Tribune
The ruling doesn’t end Suppes’ legal battles with the university.
On Aug. 25, a trial will be held in a lawsuit dating to 2009 where Suppes and the university dispute claims to intellectual property.
Suppes has another lawsuit pending in federal court …
Holdout J.Crew Lenders File New Lawsuit to Block Restructuring Bid
J.Crew Group Inc. lenders are asking a New York judge to block a restructuring transaction they say would move the retailer’s intellectual property, including its brands, beyond their reach.
Eaton Vance Management and Highland Capital Management LP …
Arthur Andersen accuses Andersen Tax of forgery
In the lawsuit, the French firm claimed that Andersen Tax acquired the trademarks from a company called SAW IP NA NV that was formed under the laws of Curacao and was liquidated in November 2010, “without any assets at the time of its liquidation …
Green Advocates File Lawsuit Against Environmental Protection Agency and Trump Administration
This is just another example of the Trump Administration working to undo Obama-era regulations, she said.
The lawsuit claims the EPA does not have the authority to pull the plug on the standards and that methane emissions expose people to adverse …
— Teresa Fritschi (@TeresaFritschi) June 11, 2017
— OPB (@OPB) June 10, 2017
Judge: Federal laws don’t shield Oregon from timber lawsuit
Fourteen counties and roughly 130 tax districts are involved in a $1.4 billion lawsuit that accuses Oregon’s government of insufficiently logging state forests.
A judge has ruled federal environmental statutes don’t shield the state from potential damages.
Lawsuit challenges Forest Service project in Elkhorns
The lawsuit argues that use of a categorical exclusion is inappropriate and the Forest Service should have completed further environmental analysis.
Specifically, the councils contend that the agency must consider cumulative impacts of the project in …
— Kirstie Pecci (@KirstiePecci) June 10, 2017
Cayuga County Farm Bureau to county legislators: Don’t support lawsuit against DEC
Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law organization representing multiple advocacy groups, filed a complaint against the DEC in April regarding the state’s updated Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation permit for large farms operating in watersheds.
Environmental groups try to block Montana mine expansion
WildEarth Guardians and the Montana Environmental Information Center say in their lawsuit that the U.S. Interior Department’s environmental review was shoddy, and argue the federal official who authorized the Spring Creek Mine expansion didn’t have the …
Group sues Virginia environmental agency over pipeline permitting
The state can issue a certification for the Nationwide Permit 12 program only “if it can assure that the activities authorized by the corps permit will uphold state WQS (water-quality standards),” the lawsuit says.
“If the state cannot make this …
Court of Appeals favors Saginaw residents in Dow Chemical dioxin lawsuit
The Michigan Court of Appeals has favored property owners along the Tittabawassee River last week in a lawsuit nearly 15 years old.
Michigan environmental regulators reported that Dow Chemical’s dioxin pollution in the river in 2002 and …
Trump’s EPA hit with lawsuit over suspension of oil- and gas-drilling rules
A group of conservation organizations sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, saying the agency unlawfully suspended Obama-era rules to cut methane pollution.
The lawsuit is another sign that environmentalists intend to use the courts to …
Utah reimbursed for Gold King Mine spill’s initial costs; lawsuit weighed
SALT LAKE CITY
State environmental regulators said Tuesday they have been fully compensated for their initial costs incurred during the response to the 2015 Gold King Mine spill, but a lawsuit against the federal government remains under consideration.
Thanks to environmental lawsuit! 🎉🐝
Trump admin reverses course and returns bumble bee species to endangered list https://t.co/kDcQc7bYZ8
— Jennifur (@FurForceFive) March 23, 2017
US judge signs Peabody bankruptcy exit after environmental deal
A U.S. judge formally approved Peabody Energy’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy after the coal producer struck a settlement with the U.S. government.
"The groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under new administrator Scott Pruitt for… https://t.co/TAr2ViVbAL
— Justice for Bhopal (@ICJBhopal) March 23, 2017
Judge to decide if environmental groups can intervene in coal-export lawsuit
The former Reynolds Metals smelter in Longview, Washington, is the proposed site for a new coal export terminal.
The terminal would create an additional 16 train trips a day – or eight round trips daily, according to the state Department of Ecology …
Court tosses ambitious environmental lawsuit that accused FERC of bias toward approving natural gas pipelines https://t.co/e4DTSzRogw 🔒
— Ellen M. Gilmer (@ellengilmer) March 23, 2017
Judge Rules Environmental Groups Can Intervene In Cascade-Siskiyou Lawsuit
A federal judge in Medford, Oregon, ruled Tuesday that several environmental groups can intervene in a lawsuit aimed at preventing the expansion the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon.
During his final days in office, President …
This climate lawsuit the Trump administration doesn’t want to go to trial
The move allowed the case to join the ranks of climate lawsuits filed in other nations, which could upend the way environmental advocacy is conducted around the world.
Just last year, a court in the Netherlands ordered the Dutch government to cut …
BNSF settles environmental lawsuit over coal car spills
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Columbia Riverkeeper and four other environmental groups brought a Clean Water Act lawsuit against BNSF for dust and spillage from open-top rail cars moving through the Pacific Northwest.
The Fort Worth-based railroad …
Lawsuit claims poultry processor hurts Suwannee River
Environmental groups are filing a federal lawsuit claiming poultry processing is damaging the Suwannee River and causing violations of the federal Clean Water Act.
Environmental activists sued one of the world’s biggest poultry …
SG Interests files libel lawsuit against environmental activist Kolbenschlag
SG Interests, the energy company that held most of the Thompson Divide oil and gas leases canceled by the Bureau of Land Management last year, has filed a libel lawsuit against a Paonia-based environmental activist and consultant regarding a Facebook …
Greens Threaten Lawsuits Over Rollback of Environmental Regs
Environmentalists warned on Tuesday they’re likely to sue the Trump administration over its anticipated efforts to roll back several key environmental regulations, as groups launch a new front of attack to preserve green-friendly rules signed by former …
The accident killed 11 employees and sent out oil spewing into the Gulf for 87 days. The almost $211.8 million settlement that Transocean reached with the …
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