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How Midstream Providers Must Respond to Latest Exploration and Production Bankruptcies

USA - October 26 2020 As predicted in Holland & Knight's Energy and Natural Resources Blog post on March 16, 2020, "Midstream Providers Can Prepare for the Next Wave of…

Patent Infringement Suit Alone Does Not Justify Anonymous Filing

USA - September 16 2020 ABC Corp. I v. Partnership & Unincorporated Assocs. Identified on Sched. A, No. 1:20 cv 4806, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sept. 4, 2020) (Seeger, J.)…

Northern District of Illinois Sixth Amended COVID General Order

USA - September 8 2020 Chief Judge Pallmeyer opted for an abbreviated format for her sixth amended COVID General Order issued, Friday, September 4. That is presumably…

Northern District & Seventh Circuit Require Face Masks

USA - May 28 2020 Judges Wood & Pallmeyer issued a joint order requiring that everyone in public spaces of the Northern District and Seventh Circuit wear face masks or…

Northern District of Illinois Fourth Amended COVID General Order — No Additional Extension

USA - May 27 2020 Yesterday, Tuesday, May 26, Chief Judge Pallmeyer entered a Fourth Amended General Order updating the first three (which extended all civil deadlines…

Northern District of Illinois Extends all Civil Deadlines 28 More Days — 77 Total

USA - April 27 2020 On Friday, April 24, Chief Judge Pallmeyer entered a Third Amended General Order updating the first two (which extended all civil deadlines 21 days…

Civil Conspiracy Claim Required Heightened Pleading & False Statements

USA - April 20 2020 Judge Rowland granted in part plaintiffs’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss defendant MIEH’s counterclaims for tortious interference and…

Lost Profits Requires More than Speculative Evidence of Ability to Manufacture

USA - April 17 2020 Judge Kennelly granted defendants’ (collectively “Brainlab”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 56 motion for summary judgment of no lost profits in this patent case…

Expert Opinions Must be More Than Mere Conclusions

USA - April 6 2020 Judge Gottschall denied defendants’ (collectively “Positec”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 56 motion for summary judgment of invalidity and granted it as to…

Northern District of Illinois Extends All Civil Deadlines 28 Days in Response to COVID-19

USA - March 30 2020 This afternoon, Chief Judge Pallmeyer entered a second general order updating the first general order (which extended all civil deadlines 21 days) and…