WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed a legal loophole in which a plaintiff denied class certification could voluntarily dismiss the claim with prejudice, and then appeal the adverse judgment against class certification.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The attorney taking on Microsoft over allegedly mysterious suspensions of Xbox Live Gold accounts is fighting requests by the company to move the case off the court's docket and into arbitration.
According to the Supreme Court docket, the case is set for conference March 18. Attorneys for Milberg LLP argue the continued prosecution of the matter as a class action is time barred and the claims of the putative class members have expired.
The game console owners argue that a design defect in the system causes scratches to game discs. Microsoft contends any disc scratching can be attributed to consumer misuse, and wants the lawsuit dismissed.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – In the first ever legally enforceable judgment by a state against a foreign company, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has secured a $100,000 settlement with India-based Pratibha Syntex LTD over unfair competitive advantage allegations.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Though well-intentioned and commonsensical, companies adopting and adhering to a list of “best practices” is not the answer to the ongoing patent reform debate, one former federal judge contends.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - In the last few years, the number of Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits has increased significantly, and one Washington, D.C., attorney contends it’s the award structure attached to it that attracts many would-be filers.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - On Thursday, U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, joined by other federal lawmakers, re-introduced the Innovation Act -- the same patent reform legislation that passed in 2013.
MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A Texas-based company is suing nearly a dozen electronics manufacturers, including BlackBerry, HTC, Microsoft, LG, Motorola, Samsung and Sony, for patent infringement.