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The First Circuit Casts a Shadow on Sunbeam
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 12 2018

In the recently decided case, Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit took a

Recent First Circuit Decision Illustrates Overlap Between Title VII Gender and Sexual Orientation Claims (US)
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 2 2018

“Sticks and stones may break some bones, but harassment can hurt forever,” began the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit’s January 25

Are Trademark Licenses Protected In A Licensor Bankruptcy? The Circuits Are Split.
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 1 2018

Certain licensees of intellectual property are expressly given expanded rights when their licensors file bankruptcy. But what about trademark

First Circuit Holds That Trademark Licensee Loses Right to Use Trademarks When Debtor-Licensor Rejects License
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2018

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently addressed two questions critically important to trademark licensees: (1) can a

First Circuit Shuts Down Use of TMDLs to Expand NPDES Stormwater Permitting
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • January 29 2018

The past several months have witnessed multiple attempts by environmental groups bring currently unregulated entities that discharge stormwater into

First Circuit Bucks Developing Trend; Favors Trademark Owners Over Their Licensees in Bankruptcy - In re Tempnology, LLC
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA, Afghanistan
  • January 25 2018

In a recent decision, the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the rejection by a licensor of a trademark license stripped the licensee of its

First Circuit Concludes That EPA Did Not Fail To Perform Nondiscretionary Duties In Connection With TMDLs
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2018

On January 24, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit decided the case of Conservation Law Foundation, Inc., v. Pruitt. The Pruitt case

First Circuit Rejects Seventh Circuit’s Approach to Rejection of Trademark Licenses: Licensees Retain No Post-Rejection Trademark Rights
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2018

In one of the first decisions issued this year by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the court addressed an issue of first

Verizon Wins Summary Judgment in VoIP Calls Case
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2018

A federal district judge in Massachusetts issued a summary judgment ruling in favor of Verizon in a putative TCPA class action that promises to fan

The First Circuit Joins Several Other Circuit Courts in Finding That Creditors’ Committees Have an Unconditional Right to Intervene in Adversary Proceedings
  • Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
  • USA
  • January 23 2018

On September 22, 2017, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held that 1109(b) of the Bankruptcy Code (the “Code”) provides a creditors’