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You CAN Have It All -- If You Know What to Ask For

So you’re almost finish drafting your complaint. All that’s left is the “prayer”– the part where you tell the judge what you want her to do.   695 more words

EU Parliament votes in favour of private antitrust damages initiative

The European Parliament gave its green light to the Commission private-damages Directive today:

Brussels, 17 April 2014

Antitrust: Commission welcomes Parliament vote to facilitate damages claims by victims of antitrust violations… 730 more words

University of Pittsburgh v. Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Docket No. 2012-1575

April 10, 2014


Brief Summary: Construction of means-plus-function limitation in independent claim affirmed. Preamble term of dependent claim found not part of the apparatus but “drawn to an intended use.” Willful infringement finding reversed. 498 more words

Claim Construction

April 16, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Hudson v Hudson

The family court found the parties prenuptial agreement unconscionable as to property division and awarded wife equitable distribution of the parties’ property. The panel reversed. 387 more words

Composite Negligence and Contributory Negligence – Difference Between

‘Composite Negligence’ refers to the negligence on the part of two or more persons. Where a person is injured as a result of negligence on the part of two or more wrong doers, it is said that the person was injured on account of the composite negligence of those wrongdoers. 174 more words


Public and private law wrongs are not the same - Court of Appeal

 Tchenguiz v. Director of the Serious Fraud Office EWCA Civ 472, 15 April 2014 – read judgment

This judgment is a neat illustration of how important it is to keep the concepts of public law and private law unlawfulness separate – they do not necessarily have the same legal consequences. 974 more words

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Non-Appealing Cartelists Beware

Tucked away at the back of last week’s Supreme Court decision on time-limits for follow-on claims is a very important development for private competition actions. 548 more words

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