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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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