Tag Archives: Doctrine

Mini Dawn Donut Doctrine?

DONUT and DOUGHNUT are not homonyms, homophones, homographs or heteronyms. They are alternate spellings. Plaintiff has been using MINI DONUT FACTORY for a chain of stores in Illinois since 2008. It now has a federal registration. Defendant opened a donut … Continue reading

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Indiana: Equal Footing Doctrine Means Public Owns Up To The Ordinary High Water Mark

In our experience, rationality often takes a second chair when delving into the question of who may own various parts of beaches. It's certainly true in our home jurisdiction, where any claims to private rights anywhere near a beach can … Continue reading

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Second Circuit’s Application of the Halliburton Doctrine

Posted by Monica Loseman, Jason Mendro, and Lissa Percopo, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, on Sunday, February 11, 2018 Editor's Note: Monica Loseman, and Jason Mendro are partners and Lissa Percopo is an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. … Continue reading

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Court Rejects Jury Instruction Inconsistent with Concurrent Causation Doctrine; Remands for New Trial

In December of 2016, I wrote about Sebo v. American Home Assurance Company,1 where the Florida Supreme Court reversed the appellate court’s adoption of the “Proximate Efficient Cause” doctrine and found that instead, the lower court should have applied the … Continue reading

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Court Discusses “Family Purpose Doctrine” in Recent Car Accident Case

Earlier this month, an appellate court issued a written opinion in a Georgia car accident case requiring the court to discuss the continued applicability of the “family purpose doctrine.” Ultimately, the court found in favor of the plaintiff, holding that … Continue reading

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