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John Ward Receives Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative N-Ovation Award

Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative (NIPCO) presented the prestigious “N-Ovation” Award to John Ward, President and CEO of Sullivan & Ward, P.C. at its 2019 annual meeting, held April 2 in Sioux City. The “N-Ovation Award” recognizes recipients for their years … Continue reading

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When do Courts Award Sole Custody?

The default for divorced parents in Florida, and most other states, is that parenting time, formerly referred to broadly as custody, will be shared. While the ideal is that the child spends roughly equal amounts of time with each parent, … Continue reading

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District Court Grants Supplemental Motion for Award of Attorneys’ Fees after Federal Circuit Affirms Dismissal on Appeal

After the district court dismissed plaintiff’s patent infringement claims, finding the patents directed to patent-ineligible subject matter, and awarded attorneys’ fees based on the exceptional case doctrine, the Federal Circuit affirmed both determinations. The defendant filed a supplemental motion for … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Offshore Employee’s Drug Test Evidence and Substantial Jury Award

In a recent admiralty and maritime case, Hale v. Wood Grp. PSN, Inc., No. 18-31090, 2019 WL 1773276, at *2 (5th Cir. Apr. 22, 2019), the Fifth Circuit affirmed the exclusion of a drug test as evidence pertaining to Plaintiff, … Continue reading

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Michaels & Smolak Honored with “Pro Bono Champion Award”!

Not trying to brag or boast or “holier-than-Thou” anyone, but I just need to say how proud I am to be part of a personal injury law firm that doesn’t see money as the be-all-and-end-all of the practice of law.  … Continue reading

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