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Illinois Law Does Not Allow Conversion Based Upon Intangible Assets

USA - January 10 2022 Judge Guzman granted defendant Kingbridge’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ conversion and civil conspiracy claims, and denied…

Oral Contract Claims Dismissed

USA - January 7 2022 Judge Kendall granted in part counterclaim plaintiff CZS Holdings’ (“Pur360”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to partially dismiss counterclaim…

Northern District Amends Notice of Affiliates Requirement & Adds Obligation to Update

USA - January 5 2022 The Northern District is amending the Local Rule 3.2 notice of affiliates procedure to make it more robust and more meaning, including an ongoing…

Court Awards Limited Additional Deposition Time, but No Attorney’s Fees

USA - December 29 2021 Magistrate Judge Cox granted plaintiffs’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 37 motion to compel, but limited plaintiffs’ questioning of defendants’…

Interlocutory Appeal Not Warranted Where Accused Infringer Did Not Prove Intent to Deceive

USA - November 17 2021 Judge Coleman denied declaratory judgment plaintiff Feit’s motion to certify an interlocutory appeal regarding the Court’s denial of Feit’s and…

Canceling the word "shall" in leases, contracts and legal Forms

USA - June 7 2021 The majority of today's leases, contracts and legal forms are riddled with the word shall. Shall is a word beloved by many, but it may be time to…

Interlocutory Appeal Not Appropriate to Reconsider Jury Verdict from Earlier Case

USA - May 17 2021 Shenzhen Buxian Network Tech. Co., Ltd. d/b/a Veken v. Bodum USA, Inc., Slip Op., No. 20 C 1726 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 25, 2021) (Aspen, Sen. J.). Judge…

Court Determines Scope of Corporate 30(b)(6) Patent Witness Topics

USA - May 12 2021 Magistrate Judge Jensen granted in part defendant Carjams’ motion for a protective order concerning plaintiff Putco’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6) notice…

Operating Agreements Allows Resigned Managers to Initiate Trade Secret Suit

USA - May 10 2021 Got Docs, LLC v. Kingsbridge Holdings, Inc., Slip Op., No. 19 C 6155 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 2, 2021) (Guzman, J.). Judge Guzman denied defendant…

Plaintiff Must Justify Anonymous Patent Suit Filing

USA - May 7 2021 Unidentified Patent Holder v. Does 1-24, Slip Op., No. 21 C 514 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 6, 2021) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly ordered unidentified…