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The buzz in the (IP) blogosphere this week relates to Romag Fasteners v. Fossil, Inc., in which the Federal Circuit joined the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits in concluding that fee recovery under the Lanham Act follows the standards of the Supreme Court’s decision in Octane Fitness.
Recently, a woman was attempting to cross the street, but a driver, who had become distracted in the stalled traffic tried to make a left turn and struck the pedestrian on her left side. This caused her to fly forward three feet and land on her right hip. The woman was taken to Rush Hospital where she was diagnosed with a labrum tear in her right hip and deep bruising.
Last week, the Jackson Free Press in Jackson, Mississippi reported that Mississippi payday lender, All American Check Cashing, Inc., is in trouble again. This time, it’s with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB alleges that All American has engaged in a range of improper practices including hiding check cashing fee schedules, misleading people into taking ...
In insurance coverage declaratory relief actions, there are times an insured will argue that the insurance policy coverage is illusory. Typically, an insured will raise this illusory argument if its insurer is denying coverage based on an exclusion or limitation in the policy. If a court agrees and deems the coverage illusory, the court will construe the policy to afford cove ...
Going through a divorce can be very hard. The process alone can be stressful. There are also financial and emotional factors to consider. This is a time most people turn to friends and family for support, be careful how you do and what you say. Social Media can affect your divorce and its outcome. Don’t Make the Case Against Yourself Social media can be used against you in your divorce.
by Karl Voigt Researcher led by scientists from The University of Texas have revealed the results of their extensive research into a new pain medication that may provide an alternative to addictive opioids. You may have read on this blog how researchers have focused on the sigma-1 nerve receptor protein in developing opioid pain alternatives.
Do you hear commercials or see ads everywhere that say, “Need some extra cash?” “Want to work from home?” It is everywhere. Have you ever heard the term Multilevel-marketing companies? They are also called MLMs or are doing “direct-sales.” They are very similar or arguably could be called a pyramid scheme.
Do you offer products for sale and promote “former prices” to underscore the bargain you’re offering? If so, you should be on high alert. Seemingly governed by the principle that, if you throw enough against a wall, some of it will stick, class action attorneys are constantly on the lookout for obscure theories that appear to be getting traction in one court or another, and t ...
Millions of Americans love motorcycles and the fun and freedom they bring. Of course, motorcycles also come with some safety concerns, too. Helmets are not mandatory for most riders over twenty-one years of age in Pennsylvania, but there are plenty of common sense tips that can help keep you safe on your journeys. Some Sobering Reminders: Unfortunately, accidents happen.
Building a family law practice takes specific strategies and skills that are not applicable to every other practice area. You wouldn’t advertise a family law firm like you would a personal injury or DUI practice. So, we’re sharing some of our top strategies for building a family law practice to help you generate more clients – the types of clients that you’re looking for.
Now that it’s warm outside, many children are playing with water balloons to keep themselves cool and entertained. Although water balloons are fun, they can also be dangerous and lead to serious injuries. Below are some common water balloon injuries that can leave your child with large medical bills, time away from school, and a great deal of pain and suffering.
Passengers are often victims of car or truck accidents in Georgia. Usually, passengers have no control over a wreck that left them injured so may have rights to file a claim against a number of parties. The fact a passenger is unlikely to be to blame for an accident he or she is hurt in means a lawsuit can be brought against more potential parties.
Many homeowners prefer to complete projects themselves rather than paying a professional. Although DIY projects can save you money, they can also cause serious accidents and injuries. Therefore, if you often do DIY projects, you should make it a top priority to be extremely careful when working. Here are some home constructions safety tips that Staver Law Group recommends to an ...
National Watermelon Day is August 3, and if you plan to celebrate this day, you will probably be using kitchen utensils to cut up the watermelon. Since kitchen utensils can be hazardous and cutting watermelon can lead to serious injuries, it’s important that you practice caution while slicing up this delicious fruit.
Bona Law filed an antitrust lawsuit on behalf of our client in the Northern District of Georgia alleging antitrust violations in the cement and ready mix concrete markets. More on that later. But first I am going to tell you a fictional story about your nine-year-old son and his first entrepreneurial endeavor.