Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States (first abbreviated as SCOTUS in 1879) was established pursuant to Article III of the United States Constitution in 1789 as the highest federal court in the United States. It has ultimate (and largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts and over state court cases involving issues of federal law, plus original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. In the legal system of the United States, the Supreme Court is the final interpreter of federal constitutional law, although it may only act within the context of a case in which it has jurisdiction.
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  • Crutchfield Files Court Challenge To Massachusetts “Economic Nexus” Regulation

    … On October 24, 2017, Crutchfield Corporation filed suit in the Circuit Court for Albemarle County, Virginia, against officials in the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, challenging the validity of Massachusetts’ new “economic nexus” regulation. Crutchfield, represented by George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew Schaefer, asserts…

    Brann & Isaacson- 17 readers -
  • B&I Partners Offer Webinar on Factor Presence Tax Nexus

    … On September, 27, 2017, partners Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications on “Factor Presence Nexus for State and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing State Standards.” The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on attempts by many states to enforce so–called “factor presence…

    Brann & Isaacson- 19 readers -
  • The 90-Day Foreclosure Letter: Proving Service

    … a full defense to any future foreclosure litigation against you. A Long Island foreclosure lawyer may be able to get a foreclosure action against you dismissed, and if the statute of limitations has run on the action itself, the bank may not have any further options. If you recently received a 90-day foreclosure notice or a foreclosure complaint…

    Ronald D. Weiss, PC- 18 readers -
  • Spokeo Speaks — Again

    … In Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., a case that made its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court and back again, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit has allowed a case to go forward on the slenderest thread of alleged “harm,” despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s admonition that a concrete injury must alleged. Spokeo: Background Spokeo publishes online…

    Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -
  • Oil States Versus The Administrative State

    … federal court litigation is the only path for a party to obtain relief from unlawful agency action would shut down legitimate challenges to agency action before they could even be articulated. Suffice it to say, this case bears watching. [H/T to PatentlyO for posting a copy of the brief, which has a link to the brief here and a discussion of it here.] The post Oil States Versus The Administrative State appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 16 readers -
  • B&I Partners Assist Microsoft In Ending Patent Case

    … Partners Stacy Stitham and Peter Brann, acting as local counsel, assisted Microsoft in obtaining a dismissal with prejudice of a patent lawsuit filed in the District of Maine. While the federal lawsuit was pending, Microsoft invalidated the patent in the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), which was then affirmed on appeal. The plaintiff sought…

    Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • Understanding the Exceptional Trademark Case

    … (considering both the governing law and facts of the case) or the unreasonable manner in which the case was litigated.” While this is not an unexpected result, it is still worth noting this additional step towards increased harmonization between patent and trademark law. The post Understanding the Exceptional Trademark Case appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

    Stacy Stitham/ Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -
  • Former Prices: The Latest Class Action Trap In Sales Promotions

    … 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…

    Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -
  • Skepticism from the Heartland

    … that Texas patent cases will not go quietly into the good night, regardless of what the Supreme Court might have to say. We chime in today with a brief follow up comment to last week’s post, noting that Law360 is reporting today that members of the House Judiciary Committee have sharply criticized Judge Gilstrap’s opinion and apparent efforts to avoid…

    Stacy Stitham/ Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • IBM collective action waivers and private arbitration

    … Is IBM ingenious or has it shot itself in the head? Time and the Supreme Court will soon tell. As those following IBM’s force reductions over the last few years already know, IBM stopped asking its terminated older workers for releases of their federal age discrimination claims in 2014. By not asking for federal age waivers, IBM placed itself…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 9 readers -
  • Texas Welcomes TC Heartland

    … What does the Supreme Court opinion in TC Heartland mean for the business of patent litigation in Texas—particularly the Eastern District of Texas? On first read, TC Heartland seemed to herald the end of the kind of forum–shopping that enabled the Eastern District of Texas to land 40% of all newly filed patent cases. The courts have now begun…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -
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