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The Second Circuit Got It Right in Madden v. Midland Funding

Professor Peter Conti-Brown of the Wharton School has written a short article for Brookings decrying the Second Circuit’s 2015 Madden v. Midland Funding decision. Professor Conti-Brown doesn’t like the Madden decision for two reasons. First, he thinks its wrong on the … Continue reading

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Fourth Circuit Rebuffs Rastafarian-Prisoner's Claim for Communal Feasts

Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fourth Circuit ruled today that a Rastafarian prisoner in North Carolina couldn't show that prison officials denied his religious-exercise rights when they rejected his request to celebrate Rastafarian holy days through communal… … Continue reading

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Liskow Obtains Victory for the Oil and Gas Industry in the Louisiana Third Circuit

In a victory for the oil and gas industry, the Third Circuit rendered a decision rejecting attempts by the Louisiana Department of Revenue to impose severance taxes on crude oil production based on index pricing.  The Third Circuit reaffirmed that … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Vacates and Remands District Court’s Infringement and Willfulness Findings in Omega Patents v. CalAmp

On April 8, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision in Omega Patents, LLC v. CalAmp Corp. that reversed and vacated a district court’s ruling that CalAmp had directly infringed certain patent claims asserted by … Continue reading

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Second Circuit – Copyright Law – Attorneys Fees To Prevailing Parties Where Copyright & Trademark Claims Not Adjudged

Can a "prevailing party" in a copyright or trademark action obtain attorneys fees even if the victory had nothing to do with the Copyright Act or Lanham Act?   The Second Circuit, in a pair of recent decisions involving alleged infringement of test … Continue reading

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