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Biotech, pharma trade groups argue Nevada law targeting diabetes medicines ‘unconstitutional’

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 14, 2017, 4:14pm

The plaintiffs, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, and Biotechnology Innovation Organization, or BIO, filed their lawsuit against Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and the head of the state’s Department of Health and Human Services in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada Sept. 1. They allege Senate Bill 539, signed into law by Sandoval in June, will violate patent rights and negate trade secret protection for designated diabetes medicines.

Ninth Circuit uses Sleekcraft test in trademark case against Jim Beam

Michelle de Leon Nov. 16, 2016, 9:01pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) -- An appellate court has reversed the summary judgment of a U.S. district court in a case between two vodka producers using virtually the same images in their designs. 

Investment firm defamed pharma company to drive down stock price, lawsuit says

Taryn Phaneuf Nov. 2, 2016, 8:56am

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — A $20 million lawsuit involving a pharmaceutical company and the investment firm with a stake in the company is a battle for control, a University of Toledo professor says.

Louisiana man accuses Ultimate Medical Academy of phone privacy violations

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 30, 2016, 2:42pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — A Louisiana man is suing a Florida company, alleging violation of privacy and statutory telephone rights.

Taxi companies sued over alleged FACTA violation

Robbie Hargett Dec. 21, 2015, 11:36am

RENO, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Three California residents are suing several taxi cab companies for allegedly printing more than five digits of credit/debit card numbers when the cards are used for transactions with the companies.