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Beware this rare yet deadly danger lurking in freshwater lakes

It sounds like something out of a horror movie: A young child goes swimming in a Minnesota lake. The water is warm and inviting; it’s the height of summer. At some point, perhaps while splashing around or doing cannonballs off … Continue reading

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Beware of the Warning

Last week, a district court in California dismissed a securities fraud lawsuit brought by Snap shareholders. See In re Snap Inc. Secs. Litig., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97704 (C.D. Cal. June 7, 2018). The shareholders alleged that the Snap IPO… … Continue reading

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Buyer beware: sell-side termination fees are on the rise

M&A transactions typically involve costly and time-intensive processes, and for this reason parties often seek to limit completion risk by negotiating a termination fee. Indeed, the recent 2018 SRS Acquiom Deal Terms Study reveals that the use of termination fees … Continue reading

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Beware Indefiniteness under Williamson and 35 U.S.C. §112(f)

Functional patent claim language not only justified an Examiner’s indefiniteness rejections under 35 USC § 112(b), but also justified a new ground of indefiniteness rejection in In re Xie, Ex parte Appeal 2017-000540, Application 12/774,138 (March 20, 2018).  Why?  Because … Continue reading

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Health Care Investors Beware: U.S. Attorney Sues Private Equity Firm For Portfolio Company’s Alleged Billing Fraud

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida recently intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit brought under the federal False Claims Act, alleging fraudulent billing by a pharmacy reimbursed by the federal government. (U.S. ex rel. Medrano v. Diabetic Care … Continue reading

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