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Another Ruling that Discharges to Groundwater May Be Subject to the Clean Water Act

Last week, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals – not the most liberal court in the land – joined the 9th Circuit in ruling that discharges from a point source to groundwater can be subject to the Clean Water Act.  … 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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Access Group Inc loans taken out to pay for law school generally not subject to discharge in Bankruptcy § 523(a)(8)(A).

ANOTHER STORY FROM THE FRONTLINE OF STUDENT DEBT INDEBTEDNESSStruggling lawyer who moved back in with parents struggles to discharge Access Group Inc. loans taken out to pay for law school; fails at summary stage in adversary proceeding, but will have … Continue reading

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State efforts to impose work requirements for Medicaid benefits is subject of lawsuit

Under the federal Medicaid statute 42 USC 1396__ there is a provision called “Section 1115 waiver” which is designed to enable States to try out variations on their Medicaid programs to reach broader segments of the population. The pertinent section … Continue reading

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Designing Design Patent Subject Matter

Sarah Burstein, The Article of Manufacture in 1877, 32 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1 (2017). Mark McKenna Designs for articles of manufacture are eligible for design patent protection under section 171 of the Patent Act if they are “new, original and … Continue reading

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