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Husch Blackwell LLP | USA | 3 Aug 2016

Northern District of Illinois Denies Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration in Take-Home Exposure Case

In May 2016, we reported the Northern District of Illinois’ decision in Neumann v. Borg-Warner Morse Tec LLC, No. 15-C-10507, 2016 WL 930662 (N.D


Baker McKenzie | USA | 19 Jul 2016

Forum Non Conveniens. Extraterritoriality. Federal Circuit holds that Canada does not provide an adequate forum to litigate claims for intellectual property right violations that occurred exclusively in the U.S. and caused injury felt in the U.S.

Halo Creative & Design ("Halo"), a Hong Kong corporation, sued Comptoir Des Indes, Inc. ("Comptoir"), a Canadian corporation, in the U.S. District


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 6 Feb 2013

Court does not dismiss “me too” patent counterclaims

Judge Coleman granted in part plaintiff Trading Technologies’ (“TT”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss defendant CQG’s affirmative defenses


Locke Lord LLP | USA | 8 Jan 2013

Illinois still a forum shopping paradise? State Supreme Court says “no”

In Fennel v. Illinois Central Railroad Co., 2012 IL 113812, the Supreme Court of Illinois reversed a St. Clair County trial court's denial of a forum non


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 2 Nov 2011

Doctrine of equivalents improper where it vitiates claim element

Judge Hart construed the term "flange" and granted defendant C. Ceronix summary judgment of noninfringement in this patent case involving flat panel television mounting frames.


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 17 Oct 2011

Local patent rules do not trump Rule 8 pleading requirements

Judge Hibbler granted plaintiff Groupon's motion to strike defendant MobGob's affirmative defenses and to dismiss MobGob's counterclaims, and denied MobGob's motion to dismiss Groupon's claim in this patent dispute involving online marketing systems.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 14 Oct 2011

Purely economic injury sufficient for trans fat suit against Quaker Oats to continue

A federal court in Illinois has determined that a plaintiff claiming that he would not have paid a premium for a product advertised as “heart healthy,” “0 grams trans fat” and “wholesome” had he known it actually contained trans fats, has standing to pursue his false advertising claims under state law.


Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 7 Oct 2011

State's significant control over in-home service providers makes it an employer

The Illinois Department of Human Services runs two programs that provide in-home care to Illinois residents.


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 28 Sep 2011

Party cannot lack standing to be sued

Judge Lindberg denied the Burgett Bros. defendants' and the ASC defendant's motions to dismiss plaintiff's trademark infringement claims related to the GEORGE STECK marks for pianos.


Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 27 Sep 2011

With no effectual pre-deprivation remedy, adequate post-deprivation remedies satisfy due process concerns

An Illinois statute regulates prison commissaries’ sale of goods to inmates.

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