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AWA | China | 20 May 2020

Punitive damages case appears in list of top 10 IP cases from China’s Supreme People’s Court

On April 21, 2020, China’s Supreme People’s Court released a list of the top 10 intellectual property law cases of 2019. The cases cover patent…

AWA | China | 19 Mar 2020

China’s upcoming amendments to the Patent Law include punitive damages

Last year saw a wave of legislative activity in China. The effects are being felt as different pieces of legislation become effective. The resonating…

Buckley LLP | USA | 5 Mar 2020

9th Circuit reduces punitive damages award in FCRA class action

On February 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reduced punitive damages in a class action against a credit reporting agency (CRA)…

Mayer Brown | USA | 24 Jan 2020

A $6.8 Million Band Aid

Last October, I reported on the $8 billion punitive verdict returned by a Philadelphia jury against Johnson & Johnson in a case alleging that the…

PCK Perry + Currier Inc | Canada | 16 Apr 2019

Canada Federal Court of Appeal Affirms Punitive Damages Award

Caution must be exercised when challenging punitive award ordered by the trial judge in patent infringement proceedings. Trial judges are entitled to…

McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 12 Apr 2019

Admission or Admonishment? The Ontario Court of Appeal Splits on Punitive Damages for Failing to Admit Liability

Recently in McCabe v. Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation, the Ontario Court Appeal penned another chapter in the saga of when, why, and how…

Reed Smith LLP | USA | 3 Apr 2019

Not so fast … New York City Council proposes ban on no-cause firings

A New York City Council member recently proposed an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) that would restrict fast food…

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 25 Mar 2019

Court Slashes FCRA Punitive Damages Award from $3 Million to $490,000

On March 21, 2019, U.S. Magistrate Judge Staci G. Cornelius in the Northern District of Alabama reduced a FCRA plaintiff’s $3 million punitive damages…

Blaney McMurtry LLP | Canada, USA | 22 Mar 2019

Blaney’s appeals: Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries (March 18-22, 2019)

In Benarroch v. FReD Tayar & Associates P.C., the Court of Appeal confirmed that lawyers who act for themselves are treated like all self-represented…

Rubin Thomlinson LLP | Canada | 8 Mar 2019

What triggers a duty to investigate an allegation of discrimination?

The first question employers need to ask themselves when a complaint is raised, is whether they need to investigate. The case of Gu v. Habitat for…
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