Tag Archives: Pleadings

Patent Infringement Does Not Required Detailed Factual Pleadings Beyond Identification of Patent & Accused Products

Cascades AV LLC v. Evertz Microsystems Ltd., No. 17 C 7881, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 11, 2019) (Durkin, J.). Judge Durkin denied defendants’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s patent infrignement claims in this patent case … Continue reading

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Real Pleadings: Explosive Lawsuit Alleging Systemic Discrimination in Public Service

A Toronto Star story today describes an interesting lawsuit filed by two women employed in the Ontario public service who allege a pattern of systemic discrimination against black employees dating back years. Here is the plaintiff’s statement of claim.  It … Continue reading

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What are the potential remedies for notice-based contempt pleadings?

Late last month the family court issued a contempt petition against a client of mine in which the petition was a “notice” pleading, not a “fact” pleading. For those unfamiliar with the distinction, a notice pleading (typical in the federal … Continue reading

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Federal Courts and the Poor: Lack of Standards and Uniformity in Civil In Forma Pauperis Pleadings

Andrew Hammond, Pleading Poverty in Federal Court, Yale L. J. (forthcoming). Available at SSRN. Ezra Rosser In United States v. Kras, the Court rejected the argument that a poor person petitioning for protection from creditors should not have to pay … Continue reading

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New York Appellate Court Permits Use of Extrinsic Facts to “Clarify Ambiguous Pleadings” and Establish the Applicability of a Policy’s Auto Exclusion

On October 23, 2018, our Global Insurance Services group hosted an interactive webinar discussing states’ varying interpretations of what is considered “loading and unloading” in the context of a liability policy’s “Aircraft, Auto or Watercraft” exclusion. During that presentation, we … Continue reading

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