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Lithium-Ion Battery Patent Landscape - A Patent Portfolio Review
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2016

The lithium-ion battery (“LIB”) industry has witnessed tremendous growth in the last decade. As a natural part of this growth, the patent landscape


Long term care insurance: policy provisions in dispute
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2014

Long term care ("LTC") insurance has been and will continue to be a focus of attention for the plaintiffs' bar and state and federal regulators. LTC


Potential class action against State Farm and its claims adjusting software company
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2007

Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. of the United States district court of Lousisa federal district court sitting in Louisiana recently held that two homeowners could jointly file an amended complaint and proceed with their proposed class action lawsuit against State Farm Fire and Casualty Company and software company Xactware


Consumer-initiated text message telemarketing complies with TCPA prior express written consent requirement and E-SIGN Act?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2014

Telemarketing practices in the United States are governed by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as well as by specific Federal Trade


New York state court decision raises issues concerning the drafting of arbitration clauses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2010

By Design, LLC terminated the employment of Oded Nachmani, who claimed he was wrongfully dismissed in violation of his employment contract and certain discrimination laws


The General Data Protection Regulation: What Insurers Should Do Now to Prepare for Its Implementation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • May 24 2016

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR or Regulation) has been approved by European Union (EU) members as well as the Council of Europe and, at


Federal appellate court prohibits private settlement of FMLA claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2007

Settlement agreements and general releases long have been an important tool for employers to protect themselves against disgruntled employees who settle one claim but then look for other avenues to sue their former employer


CFPB's quick enforcement provides clarity on what oversight of service providers the Bureau expects
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2012

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “Bureau”) is aggressively making examples of consumer lenders who fall short of its expectations of how the entities should conduct their business


Bank lender tie-in prohibitions - “caveat commodator”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2010

The recent uncertainty in the financial markets, as well as the general increase in the tightening of the credit market and the need to fashion more creative financing arrangements has caused a greater likelihood that certain practices may run afoul of the prohibitions on bank tying under the Bank Holding Company Act Amendments of 1970 (12 U.S.C. 1972) (“Act”


Court enforces life insurance beneficiary change using electronic signature process
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2012

In an unpublished opinion, Julie Zulkiewski v American General Life Insurance Company v. Ronald S. Zulkiewski and Sharon Zulkiewski, 2012 Mich. App. LEXIS 1086, the Court of Appeals of Michigan recently affirmed a summary judgment for American General Life Insurance Company (“American General”) and in favor of a beneficiary to a life insurance policy designated using an electronic signature process