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Recent Delaware case reminds of importance of litigation expense advancement provisions in organizational documents
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2014

Much to the chagrin of corporate lawyers, there are still some companies that do not have provisions in their Articles of incorporation, bylaws or


Key e-discovery cases in November
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2013

Last month, Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse decided an issue that we likely will see more of in the age of big data. He rejected a defendant's undue


When is an assignment of a lease not an assignment of obligations?
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2013

When oil companies transfer oil property among themselves, they frequently do so by an assignment of lease rights. Sometimes they assign all their


The Sixth Circuit holds that bankruptcy courts lack the inherent power to award “serious non-compensatory punitive damages”
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • December 27 2013

Nearly 30 years after enactment of the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984 and establishment of the current bankruptcy court


The Redskins trademark decision great media interest, overhyped reaction
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2014

The June 18, 2014, decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) cancelling six federal trademark


LinkedIn class suit proceeds because endorsement (spam) emails might cause users reputational harm
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2014

Have you ever received and email from LinkedIn with the invitation: "I'd like to add you to my professional network."? If you did not respond, did


Sixth Circuit finds all anti-retaliation provisions are not created equal, but they are legal landmines. Watch your step
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2014

Sexton v. Panel Processing, Inc. is a recent Sixth Circuit case that highlights that all anti-retaliation provisions are not created equal. And while


Patent troll moves forward with antitrust claim against defensive anti-troll
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2013

Can a group of defendants refuse to settle with a non-practicing entity (NPE)? Can they collectively refuse to license patents from a "troll"? Or


Federal judge rejects the proposed settlement for tech companies who allegedly violated antitrust law by agreeing not to solicit each other’s employees
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2014

We previously discussed here the antitrust case involving several high-tech companies who allegedly entered into bilateral agreements in which they


Decision on whether to block DOL salary basis increase to $47,476 per year expected by Nov. 22
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2016

After a hearing in the Eastern District of Texas on a lawsuit by 21 states to enjoin the Department of Labor’s scheduled increase of the minimum