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Non-Patent Literature at the PTAB
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA
  • June 12 2018

Typically, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) is thought to disfavor non-patent literaturethat is, “printed publications” under 35 U.S.C.

Court Finds Telling Coworker About Chest Pains May Trigger FMLA Protections
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2016

Employers, beware. Telling a coworker about chest pains may be sufficient notice for an employee to trigger the protections of the Family and

Compensation for negligently fitted pacemaker resulting in stroke
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • February 24 2016

I recently acted for Mrs C who in 2013 elected to have a permanent pacemaker implanted in her chest to correct an irregular heart rhythm which had

Limitation - asbestos claim brought in time
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2011

Court of Appeal upholds decision that claim was commenced within three years of date of knowledge.

CMS issues Medicare provider compliance newsletter with guidance to address billing errors
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2011

CMS has issued its fourth Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter. Inside, CMS identified seven common hospital billing errors with respect to coding that affects DRG assignment.

Jury awards damages for death of teen zapped with stun gun
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2011

According to a news source, a federal jury in North Carolina has awarded $10 million in compensatory damages to the parents of a teenager who died after a law enforcement officer fired a stun gun into his chest, finding that the company which made the product provided inadequate warnings about its risks.

Conditions upon practice: need a registrant provide direct evidence of restriction upon their ability to work?
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2011

In October 2005, the appellant placed a chest drain in the wrong side of a patient’s chest.

Ontario judge rules that punching a bully can be justified in self-defence
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 18 2011

On November 24, 2010, a high school student, W.R., was acquitted of the assault and bodily harm of another student, M.R., despite admitting that he had, in fact, punched M.R.

Director and companies fined a total of £170,000 after worker paralysed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2010

Richard Mark Berwick, Managing Director of RM Berwick Steel Erection Services of Isham, Northants pleaded guilty to a breach of s 37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act and was fined £40,000 after 23-year-old Wayne Simpson fell more more than nine metres onto a concrete floor at a construction site in Glossop in 2007 and became paralysed from the chest down.

HB (Widow and personal representative of TB, deceased) v Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 2008
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 19 2009

Deceased developed symptoms of low oxygen saturation one day following spinal disc surgery for symptoms of back pain.