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U.S. Supreme Court Limits Venue Under the Patent Statute in TC Heartland
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2017

On May 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, put an end to the swirling legal debate


Insurance Update Can An Insured Recover Policy Benefits As Damages For An Insurer’s Statutory Violation If The Policy Does Not Expressly Provide The Right To Receive Those Benefits?
  • Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC
  • USA
  • May 23 2017

The Texas Supreme Court recently answered this question in USAA Texas Lloyds Company v. Gail Menchaca, Opinion No. 14-0721, 2017 WL 1311752


SCOTUS Lands a Blow Against Patent Trolls by Limiting Patent Litigation Venues
  • PCK Perry + Currier Inc Currier + Kao LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 23 2017

The reign of the Eastern District of Texas as the pro-patentee jurisdiction of choice for patent litigation in the United States may have just come to


“Supreme Court Upends Thirty Years of Patent Litigation, Declaring for Venue Purposes That Corporate Defendants “Reside” Only Where Incorporated”
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2017

On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court stunned the nation’s IP community by declaring that nationwide venue for patent cases is now dead. Ruling in TC


Podcast: New Guidance for Noise and Pollution Claims in the Oil Patch
  • Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

Featured in this week's episode of our energy law podcast: the Texas Supreme Court issues new guidance for noise-and-pollution claims in the oil patch


Much Ado About the Texas Franchise Tax: The Past, Present and Future Impact of the State’s Tax on Business Earnings.
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

Pop quiz: when it comes to business earnings, the State of Texas imposes: (a) an income tax; (b) a business activity tax that is not an income tax; or


Telehealth Expansion Finally Comes to Texas
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

State legislature passes bill to expand telemedicine practice. The last six years have been a wild ride for telehealth providers in Texas. When the


Texas’ Loss is Delaware’s Gain: Navigating the Post-TC Heartland Landscape of Patent Litigation
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2017

On May 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court disrupted nearly three decades of patent venue practice by reversing the Federal Circuit in TC Heartland v


Horizontal Drilling Across Neighboring Tract Not Trespass, Says Texas Supreme Court
  • Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC
  • USA
  • May 20 2017

In a case that has been closely watched in the oil-and-gas industry, yesterday the Texas Supreme Court decided whether drilling through a mineral


DOJ Enters $89 Million Settlement with Texas-Based Bank in False Claims Act Matter
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2017

On May 16, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a Texas-based bank (Bank) agreed to settle the DOJ’s allegations that it violated the