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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    • 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 traction in one court or another, and t ...

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

      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.

      Stacy Stitham/ Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • Skepticism from the Heartland

    … Last week we reported on the initial efforts to apply the Supreme Court’s opinion in TC Heartland, with particular interest in what impact that case may end up having on the business of patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas. As we noted, on first read, TC Heartland seemed to herald the end of the kind of forum–shopping that enabled…

    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 -
  • Supreme Court’s Federal Circuit Reversal Streak Continues

    … the Federal Circuit on the proper venue for patent litigation (TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands); and Reversed the Federal Circuit on the question of when a competitor can market a “biosimilar” version of a complex drug. (Sandoz v. Amgen). These results only reinforce the perception that the Supreme Court views the Federal Circuit as a court…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 17 readers -
  • Training Costs: Business Risks and Benefits

    … By Samantha Stepney. Some jobs require specialized training. Where an employer requires this training as a condition of employment but offers to pay the associated costs (sometimes thousands of dollars), both parties benefit: the employer is assured of hiring a qualified candidate and the employee gains new employment as well as a free skills…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 12 readers -
  • Midland vs. Johnson

    … An opinion was issued by the Supreme Court of the United States last week in a case that bankruptcy lawyers, trustees and judges had been anxiously following. The question was whether the act of a creditor filing a ‘stale’ proof of claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). A ‘stale’ claim means…

    Dove Bankruptcy Law- 15 readers -
  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … of nine jurors must be established to carry out the function of the grand jury. Each juror casts an individual vote. If the grand jury discerns there is probable cause of an offense occurrence, it returns a True Bill to indict. Are you or someone you know facing criminal charges in the Houston area? The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp has…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 14 readers -
  • Triggering the Statute of Limitations in a New York Foreclosure Action

    … and complaint in supreme court. Contact a Long Island Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Attorney for Case Analysis There have been a string of recent newsworthy New York foreclosure cases involving violation of the six-year statute of limitations. As New York has one of the nation’s longest foreclosure processes and loans are often transferred between…

    Ronald D. Weiss, PC- 9 readers -
  • TC Heartland: A View from the (Supreme) Courtroom

    … Having led the team that filed an amicus curiae brief for 48 Internet companies, retailers, and associations in support of TC Heartland, Peter Brann attended the oral argument in TC Heartland v. Kraft at the Supreme Court yesterday. Though not a disinterested observer, he offers these thoughts on what he saw: Although the venue question…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 14 readers -
  • Big Week For IP In The Supreme Court

    … dissented. Finally, on Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, a case with the potential to shut the doors on patent forum–shopping. In its write–up of the case today, “High–Court Case to Challenge Jurisdiction ‘Shopping’ in Patent Suits, the Wall Street Journal quoted IP Wise’s Peter Brann on the potentially “dramatic effect” on patent troll litigation of a TC Heartland victory. The post Big Week For IP In The Supreme Court appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
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