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Recent acquisitions: really bad court decisions edition

Tarkay and Patricia Govezensky posters, from Romm Art Creations v. Simcha Int'l, Inc., 786 F.Supp. 1126 (E.D.N.Y. 1992), an absolutely terrible decision finding that the "Women and Cafes" style was inherently distinctive and thus had secondary meaning and high strength … Continue reading

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Masur & Mortara on Prospective Patent Decisions

Judicial patent decisions are retroactive. When the Supreme Court changed the standard for assessing obviousness in 2007 with KSR v. Teleflex, it affected not just patents filed after 2007, but also all of the existing patents that had been filed … Continue reading

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ECB speech – Good governance for good decisions

On 22 March 2018, the European Central Bank (ECB) published a speech by its chair, Danièle Nouy entitled Good governance for good decisions. In her speech Ms Nouy discusses what banks have achieved and how they are responding to the … Continue reading

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A court's standards of review of decisions that are the product of compulsory arbitration differ from its standard of review of decisions resulting from voluntary arbitration procedures

The standard of review mandated by CPLR Article 75 provides that an arbitration award may be vacated only on a showing of misconduct, bias, the exceeding of power, or procedural defects as set out in CPLR §7511(b)1 and where the … Continue reading

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COA: March 9, 2018 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

PUBLISHED DECISIONS: 166.  Special Tax Paid in Error,  Refund Dept. of Revenue, Finance and Administration Cabinet v. Revelation Energy, LLC 171.  Reparation benefits.  Denial, delay, proof of loss and direction of payments. Andrews v. Travelers Indemnity Affirmed circuit court and … Continue reading

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