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Category Archives: Litigation

Vermont GMO Battle Continues in Second Circuit

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeals is currently in the midst of an interlocutory appeal by the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (“GMA”) and others of the District Court of Vermont’s denial of a request for a preliminary injunction against Vermont’s “Right to Know” Act. The Act, passed by the Vermont legislature on May 8, 2014, and …

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Obergefell Uncertainty re: Same Sex Spousal Benefits

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On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court removed a cloud of uncertainty for same-sex couples when it ruled, in the landmark decision of Obergefell v. Hodges, that the equal protection and due process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment require all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples seeking to marry and to recognize …

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Controlled Burn: Attorney Perspective on Lone Pine Orders

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A Lone Pine order is basically a controlled burn, or it accomplishes the same objective at least.  In theory, it is a “fire” used to prevent the growth or blaze of meritless litigation.  Don’t want a nasty, complex lawsuit to grow or blaze out of control?  Hit it with a Lone Pine order early on …

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Deflategate: A Critique of Judge Berman’s Decision

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By now, almost everyone is familiar with Judge Berman‘s decision vacating Commissioner Roger Goodell’s award upholding a four-game suspension of New England quarterback Tom Brady in connection with the tampering of air levels in footballs during the 2015 AFC Championship game. Judge Berman found that Commissioner Goodell’s award was deficient in the following respects: (1) …

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Jurors Use Social Media To Research Case Details [VIDEO]

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Jurors sometimes use social media sites to research case details, but surprisingly, doing so is not always grounds for reversal of a verdict. This video outlines case examples of this behavior, along with practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of having social media  impact your next case. Article By IMS Expert Services Blog …

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