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The doctrine of collateral estoppel bars the relitigation of a legal or factual issue that was previously decided

The doctrine of collateral estoppel bars the relitigation of a legal or factual issue that was previously decidedWashington v NYC Department of Education, USCA, 2nd Circuit, 17-3776-cvIn Grieve v Tamerin, 269 F.3d 149, the Circuit Court of Appeals said that … Continue reading

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Supreme Court correctly applied the Doctrine of Collateral Estoppel to the hearing officer's determinations as to the reasons for the employee's termination

Supreme Court correctly applied the Doctrine of Collateral Estoppel to the hearing officer's determinations as to the reasons for the employee's terminationThe Appellate Division ruled that the New York State Department of Education's hearing officer's determination established that the reasons … Continue reading

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Disclaimer Before Institution of IPR Results In Adverse Judgment And Estoppel

A disclaimer of challenged patent claims before an IPR is instituted may result in a final adverse judgment against the patent owner, triggering estoppel provisions that preclude the assertion of other claims that are not patentably distinct from those disclaimed… … Continue reading

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Supreme Court on Damage Apportionment and Assignor Estoppel

EVE-USA was founded by former employees of Mentor — the named inventors on Mentor’s emulation software patents.  Initially Mentor licensed the patents to EVE for its use, but that license was terminated when Synopsys later acquired EVE.  Mentor then sued … Continue reading

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Homeowners Claims And Estoppel

The Amarillo Court of Appeals issued an opinion on October 13, 2017, that is a must read for insurance lawyers who handle homeowner claims.  It is styled, Christopher Hall v. Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Company. This case involves a homeowners … Continue reading

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