Category Archives: Dispute Resolution

Half-Billion Dollar Arbitration Award in Trade Secrets Case Affirmed by Minnesota Supreme Court in Trade Secrets Dispute

The Minnesota Supreme Court has affirmed an arbitrator’s eye-popping award of $525 million plus prejudgment interest totaling $96 million and post-award interest in a trade secrets dust up between Seagate Technology, LLC and Western Digital Corporation, et al. Seagate Technology, LLC v. Western Digital Corporation, et al and Sining Mao, No. A12-1994 (Minn. October 8, 2014).  …

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments Regarding Limits on Class Arbitration Waivers in Federal Cases

Recently, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, a case that will have a substantial impact on the enforceability of arbitration agreements that contain class action waivers.  Italian Colors picks up where the Supreme Court left off in AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepción when a sharply divided …

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Not so Fast at the Eden Roc

The National Law Review recently published an article, Not so Fast at the Eden Roc, written by Nelson F. Migdal with Greenberg Traurig, LLP:   Within hours of the appeals court’s ruling [Marriott International v Eden Roc 3-26-2013.pdf], there have been announcements about the demise of the long-term hotel management agreement and the hotel owner’s inviolate right to terminate (revoke) …

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The ABC’s of Government Contract Claims – 10 Ways to Maximize Your Chance of Success

John W. Chierichella of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP recently had an article, The ABC’s of Government Contract Claims – 10 Ways to Maximize Your Chance of Success, published in The National Law Review: 1. Understand the Basic Contract Requirement – Every contract lawyer will begin an assessment with a very simple, fundamental question, i.e., “What does the contract say?” …

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Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents under the America Invents Act

Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents under the America Invents Act, an article by Lee Davis and Gregory L. Porter with Andrews Kurth LLP was recently featured in The National Law Review: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) includes expanded procedures for challenging patents administratively rather than through the courts. One of the new post-grant review procedures for challenging covered business method …

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Court Grants Summary Judgment Against Coca-Cola in Breach of Collective Bargaining Agreement Claim by United Steel Workers

The National Law Review recently published an article by Bryan R. Walters of Varnum LLP regarding Coca-Cola’s Breach of Collective Bargaining Agreement:   In Local Union 2-2000 United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Service Workers International Union v. Coca-Cola Refreshments U.S.A. Inc. (W.D. Mich. Nov. 21, 2012), the Honorable Janet T. Neff granted summary judgment in …

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When Can You Claim A Color As Your Trademark?

Susan Neuberger Weller of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. recently had an article regarding Color Trademarks published in The National Law Review: In its recent decision in Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent America, Inc., the Second Circuit held there was no “per se rule that would deny protection for use of a single color as a trademark in …

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Federal Trade Commission Sends Strong Message with $22.5 Million Google Settlement

An article by Amy Malone of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. regarding FTC’s Google Settlement was published recently in The National Law Review: The FTC has finally released details of their settlement with Google, including the hefty price tag of $22.5 million, the highest fine ever slapped on a violator of an FTC consent order. The Internet giant was charged …

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California Court Enforces Waivers of Class and Private Attorneys General Act “PAGA” Representative Claims

The National Law Review recently published an article regarding PAGA Representative Claims written by Labor & Employment Practice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP: Recent court decision represents significant development for parties seeking to enforce arbitration agreements containing class and representative waivers. On June 4, a unanimous panel of the California Court of Appeal for the Second District …

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ICC Institute Masterclass for Arbitrators

The National Law Review is pleased to bring you information about the upcoming ICC Conference  Masterclass Arbitrators: Join us for an intensive 2 1/2 day training for professionals interested in working as international arbitrators! June 4-6, 2012 at ICC Headquarters in Paris.