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Based on an issue not raised by the parties, and avoiding constitutional questions, Supreme Court allows for some access to social media by criminal defendants

In Facebook Inc. v. Superior Court (Hunter), the Supreme Court today holds that federal law — the Stored Communications Act — does not bar Facebook and other social media service providers from complying with criminal defendants’ demand for “communications configured … Continue reading

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Court Reverses Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Slip-and-Fall Case Based on Defendant’s Willful Ignorance of Hazard

Recently, a state appellate court issued a written opinion in a personal injury case that presents an interesting issue for Virginia slip-and-fall victims who are considering filing a premises liability claim. The case required the court to determine if the … Continue reading

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Judge Andrews Grants Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss After Finding Certain Claims of Patents-in-Suit Are Directed to Patent Ineligible Subject Matter

By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Richard G. Andrews in IPA Technologies, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 16-1266-RGA (D.Del. March 31, 2018) (consolidated), the Court granted Defendants’ motions to dismiss as to claim 1 of … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings After Finding Claims of Patent-in-Suit Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. §101

By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in 3G Licensing, S.A. et al. v. Blackberry Ltd. et al., Civil Action No. 17-82-LPS-CJB (D.Del. March 22, 2018) (consolidated), the Court granted Defendants’ motion pursuant to Federal Rule of … Continue reading

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District Courts Split on Whether Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Specific Personal Jurisdiction Analysis Bars Nationwide Class Actions In Districts Beyond Defendant’s Home Venue

The ramifications of the Supreme Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco Cty., 137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017), remain unsettled. In Bristol-Myers Squibb, the United States Supreme Court rejected California’s “sliding scale approach” to … Continue reading

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