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Other Plaintiffs, They’re Just Like Us
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2017

When a child seeks permission for a summertime ice cream, she often points to other similarly-situated children enjoying the sweet treat to


Nut-in’ Good Comes From Changing Pizza Recipe
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2017

Last month, Chief Judge Waverly Crenshaw of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee largely denied Whole Foods' motion


Avoiding the Mindless Use of the Brainless MAC Clause
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2017

The sea squirt is an animal that begins life with a brain and a tail. Immediately after it is born, it uses its brain and tail to propel itself


Delaware Supreme Court Issues Important Appraisal Decision
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2017

On August 1, 2017, the Delaware Supreme Court issued an important decision in DFC Global Corp. v. Muirfield Value Partners, L.P., No. 518, 2016 (Del


Proceed with Caution: Traps for the Unwary in Mediation or Other Settlement Discussions
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2017

Attorneys and their clients often engage in mediation and other forms of settlement discussions assuming that all communications and other


Tax Court Rejects IRS Attempt to Tax Non-U.S. Investor on Sale of Partnership Interest
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2017

In a recent case, the U.S. Tax Court rejected the IRS's longstanding and controversial position adopted in a 1991 ruling. In the 1991


New unjustified threats legislation should make enforcement of rights easier for IP owners
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • July 26 2017

An unjustified threat is a threat to sue for intellectual property ("IP") infringement where it is later decided that no infringement took place, or


CFPB Issues Controversial Final Rule Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration Clauses That Bar Class Actions In Certain Financial Services Agreements
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an independent agency created pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of


Court finds EPA lacked “substantial evidence” to register nanosilver-based pesticide
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2017

When I last posted about nanomaterialsin connection with the Environmental Protection Agency’s March 19, 2015 response to a petition for rulemaking on nanosilver


Second Circuit Forecloses Use of Ex Parte Procedure to Enforce Arbitral Awards Against Foreign Governments
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Global, USA
  • July 18 2017

On July 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rendered an important judgment regarding enforcement of an approximately $1.6 billion