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Case Dismissed: No Standing When Deal Fell Through

Momenta Pharma v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (Fed. Cir. 2019) In this recent decision, the Federal Circuit dismissed Momenta’s appeal — finding that the company lacks standing to appeal its loss before the PTAB.  The decision stands on fairly controversial grounds and in some tension with Supreme Court jurisprudence on appellate jurisdiction requirements.  Still, I suspect it will be cabined-in by its facts and not have a large precedential impact. In 2015, Momenta petitioned for inter partes revi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, US, SEC, Patent, Federal Court, Bms, Mylan, Federal Circuit, Momenta, IPR, DC Circuit, U S Constitution, Federal Circuit Although, Momenta Pharma, Bristol Myers Squibb Co Fed


$3 million to support first-generation law students at U of Georgia

A creative and constructive gift! [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Georgia, Brian Leiter


At the Ratsby Café...

... She must have broken her rule against drinking that night, for when she arrived she was stupid with liquor and unable to understand that the ambulance had already gone to Flushing. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse, reference to the Gatsby project


The answer to a very old question is: 9.

In the comments to the previous post — "Things to do with cigarettes," which looked at some fabulous vintage ads for a long forgotten cigarette brand, Murad — Laslo Spatula was inspired to rewrite some of the sentences that were part of my old "Gatsby" project (where I'd take a sentence from "The Great Gatsby" and we'd talk about it out of context).So Laslo was posting things like:"A tray of cocktails floated at us through the twilight, and we sat down at a table with the two girls in yellow and...
Tags: New York, Law, Red Cross, Blood, Numbers, Catherine, White, Yellow, Morgan, Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby, Murad, Ann Althouse, Redness, Laslo Spatula, Myrtle Wilson


"Let's be real. The current project, as planned, would cost too much and, respectfully, take too long. There's been too little oversight and not enough transparency."

Said California Gov. Gavin Newsom, quoted in the Sacramento Bee.[He's] abandoning a $77 billion plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco and will focus instead on completing a 119-mile (190-kilometer) segment in the state's agricultural heartland. Voters approved a ballot measure in 2008 calling for the linking of Northern and Southern California, a rail project initially estimated to cost $33 billion and be completed in 2020. Subsequent estimates more than doub...
Tags: Law, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wisconsin, Central Valley, Railroads, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Bee, Northern and Southern California, Newsom, Ann Althouse


Custody and Visitation Issues: How to Deal With Increased Interest by an Often Absent Non-Custodial Parent

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: PA We have custody of a 5 year old little girl whom has lived with us her entire life. Mom has been in and out of her life all along. Didn't see her from August last year until October and admitted she blew her off for some guy. Well mom ended up getting pregnant by this guy and as of January of this year has decided that she wants to be Mom and is driving us nuts. There are a lot of issues but the reason I am here, Little one is 5....
Tags: Law, Child Custody, Mom, Support And Visitation


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My question involves a child custody case from the State of: PA We have custody of a 5 year old little girl whom has lived with us her entire life. Mom has been in and out of her life all along. Didn't see her from August last year until October and admitted she blew her off for some guy. Well mom ended up getting pregnant by this guy and as of January of this year has decided that she wants to be Mom and is driving us nuts. There are a lot of issues but the reason I am here, Little one is 5....
Tags: Law, Child Custody, Mom, Support And Visitation


Repair and Maintenance: Who is Responsible to Pay Maintenance Costs

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: New York I am currently renting a mobile home on private property. During a get together a friend slipped and fell causing damages to a wall as well as a door. I have offered to o these repairs as well as pay for costs of materials to repair the damages, how ever my land lady is also insisting that I pay her brother $ 60/hr to do the said repairs. Am I responsible to pay the " maintenance man ". I have never come across this before whi...
Tags: New York, Law, Landlord-Tenant Law


New rule should make it easier for homeowners to get flood insurance

In a nutshell, it sets a minimum bar for private insurance policies; if the policies meet those requirements, lenders who require flood insurance will have to accept them.
Tags: Climate Change, Insurance, Analysis, Radio, Hurricane Sandy, Natural Disaster, Flooding, Mortgage, Industry News, Select, Flood Insurance, Hurricane Harvey, Natural Disaster Insurance


Repair and Maintenance: Who is Responsible to Pay for Repair of Accidental Damage

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: New York I am currently renting a mobile home on private property. During a get together a friend slipped and fell causing damages to a wall as well as a door. I have offered to o these repairs as well as pay for costs of materials to repair the damages, how ever my land lady is also insisting that I pay her brother $ 60/hr to do the said repairs. Am I responsible to pay the " maintenance man ". I have never come across this before whi...
Tags: New York, Law, Landlord-Tenant Law


Are You Jealous Of This Biglaw Firm’s New Offices? — See Also

Boies Schiller Moves To Hudson Yards: A look inside the new offices. Fleas In City Hall? This attorney's terrible tale. Attorney Uses The Worst Excuse Ever: Fake cancer. Romance Can Happen Anywhere: Even in the courthouse.  Law School Is A War Zone: And it's only worse if you're a law student who happens to be in the minority.
Tags: Law, City Hall, Boies Schiller, See Also


Gambling ads to be banned from child-friendly sites and games

New rules also prohibit celebrities who look under-25 from appearing in promotionsGambling adverts will no longer be allowed to appear on websites or in computer games that are popular with children, under new rules designed to stop irresponsible gambling.Bookmakers will be required to use every targeting tool possible to ensure online gambling promotions are not seen by under-18s. They will also have to avoid placing gambling adverts on parts of websites that are popular with children, and stop...
Tags: Games, Technology, Media, Children, Gambling, Advertising, Sport, Society, UK News, Child protection, Social Care, Internet Safety, Sport betting


Austerity causing stress and trauma to officers, say police

Call for more government funding as survey finds 80% of officers felt stress in past yearPolice officers have reported being driven to breaking point by the dual pressures of staffing cuts and rising demands, with a survey finding eight out of 10 had felt stressed in the past year.The survey by the Police Federation is part of a campaign to pressure the government to fund more officers on the beat after years of cuts. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Police, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Police Federation


Federal Judges Feel They’re Still Too Involved In Your Discovery Process

Lawyers are getting better at eDiscovery, but there's still a lot of room to improve.
Tags: Technology, Law, Courts, Federal Judges, Ediscovery, Duke Law School, Exterro, EDRM


When technology and law enforcement collide

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Law enforcement officers have no problem using the latest and greatest technologies to police the people, whether it’s using facial recognition tools, cellphone geolocation data, or recordings obtained from smartphone technologies such as Amazon’s Alexa. But it seems that when the people use the very same tools to police the police - well, that simply won’t do. For example, we know that the police ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Law, New York Times, Waze, New York Police Department, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Prunty, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Criminal Law


Federal judge on whether biometric access to phones requires a warrant

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** A decade ago, smartphones were in their infancy. The iPhone was not even a year old and widespread adoption had not yet occurred. Many were suspicious of the touch screen interface, and lawyers in particular clung to the idea that they required the tactile feel of a traditional keyboard. Fast forward to 2019, and smartphones are commonplace even amongst lawyers. In fact, according to the latest ABA...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, California, Court, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Riley, Oakland California, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Criminal Law, Nicole Black


NYPD Wishes Google, Waze Had Never Heard Of This First Amendment Thing

I like it when police try their cease-and-desist intimidation tactics on somebody who understands their rights.
Tags: Google, Law, Police, Waze, Nypd, First Amendment, Cease & Desist Letters


State Taxes: Core Charge on Battery

Why is it that I get taxed on core charge for buying a battery but when I return the old battery, I only get my core charge back? I do not get the tax that was charged on my core charge back.
Tags: Law, Tax Law


Courthouse shut after sheriff notices bedbugs "falling out of" lawyer's clothes

The courthouse in Rogers County, Oklahoma was shut down last week when a sheriff noticed that a lawyer had bedbugs "bed bugs are crawling all over them certainly in abundance" -- the lawyer was also accused of shaking out his jacket over the prosecution's files, and gave the impression that he didn't care about his infestation. (via Lowering the Bar)
Tags: Post, News, Law, Oklahoma, Arthropods, Entomology, Rogers County Oklahoma, Vantz Vantz And Associates


Blind amputee robbed bank to get healthcare, Austin DNA lab may have caused false convictions, reconsidering extreme sentences, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention while mine is focused elsewhere: DNA-mixture errors may have resulted in false convictions Travis County has identified eleven possible false convictions in which people were convicted based on DNA evidence that later was corrected to make an earlier match "inconclusive." The cases will move forward as habeas corpus writs challenging old convictions. Twelve more cases where at least one evidence-match was changed to "inconclusive" ...
Tags: Law, Colorado, California, Austin, Houston, Vox, American Bar Association, Aba, Texas Rangers, Harris County, Lopez, Lubbock, Travis County, Murray Newman, Gritsforbreakfast, Kim Ogg


Students Protest Law School For Inviting Military Recruiters On Campus

The military's ban on transgender service members sparks protests at law school.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Boston University School of Law, Transgender Military Ban, Don't ask don't tell, Solomon Amendment


Want To Regain Control Over Your In-House Workload? Xakia Is Here To Help [Sponsored]

With Xakia’s cutting-edge platform, you’ll have the data and visibility you need to make informed decisions in all areas of your legal department.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Xakia, Xakia Tech


Empirical SCOTUS: Hitting the nail on the head — successful cert-stage amicus briefs in cases with financial implications

Not surprisingly, most cases before the Supreme Court involve high stakes. The justices can assure this by taking a small and selective caseload each term. With so many potential cases petitioned to the court on such a wide range of issues, the court really has the pick of the litter in terms of possible cases to hear. The types of issues involved in cases also range greatly, from individual or group rights to the limitations on actions by federal and state actors. Many of these cases also have ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, South Dakota, Connecticut, SEC, Bacon, Chamber of Commerce, Securities And Exchange Commission, Wayfair, Lucia, DRI, American Electric Power Co, Sidley Austin, Sidley, American Intellectual Property Law Association


AALL’s Innovation Bootcamp: Add+Venture Initiative

[Ed. Note: We’ve talked a lot recently about innovation, design thinking, creativity, and curiosity. If you are wondering where you can go to do some hands-on learning, then the American Association of Law Libraries’ Innovation Bootcamp might be for you. I asked Celeste Smith from AALL to write up a description of the bootcamp so that I could share it here. – GL] Creative problem solving is everybody’s business. New ways to address problems, create value,  and meet the demands of a changing inf...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, Creativity, Innovation, Design Thinking, American Association of Law Libraries, AALL, Celeste Smith, Justice Tech


A Look At Boies Schiller’s Brand New Offices In New York’s Hottest New Neighborhood

Hudson Yards quickly becoming the go-to location for attorneys.
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Law, Biglaw, Hudson Yards, Boies Schiller & Flexner, Boies Schiller


City Attorney Thinks She Got Fleas, Typhus From City Hall

Outbreak of rats and fleas inspires city council to take out the trash.
Tags: Law, Government, Disease, City Hall


"The case for capping all prison sentences at 20 years"

The title of this post is the title of this very lengthy new piece by German Lopez at Vox.  I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts from the first part of the article: America puts more people in jail and prison than any other country in the world.  Although the country has managed to slightly reduce its prison population in recent years, mass incarceration remains a fact of the US criminal justice system. It’s time for a radical idea that could really begin to reverse mass incarce...
Tags: Law, US, America, Norway, Vox, Douglas A Berman, German Lopez


Kamala Harris Has Smoked Weed And Wants To Legalize It

'I think it gives a lot of people joy and we need more joy in this world,' the presidential candidate said amid laughter.
Tags: Law, Government, Marijuana, Kamala Harris, Quote Of The Day, Election 2020


Law Reviews And The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Want to get published in a top 10 law journal? Make sure you’re an alum.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Law Professors, LawProfBlawg, Law Reviews



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