The federal appellate court on Friday granted a motion that stops the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and EPA from enforcing the new rule, which extends the agency’s authority to almost all bodies of water, no matter the size or frequency.
After nearly two years of seeking public input, the state Bar’s Code and Rules of Evidence Committee voted to reject the Daubert standard, which is tougher on expert testimony. The Bar’s BOG plans to review the committee’s recommendation later this month.
A Kazakh businessman, who has played a part in filing nearly half-a-dozen racketeering and defamation lawsuits in U.S. federal courts in recent years, is at it again -- this time accusing the owner and operators of various websites of defamation.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said the new charge stems from a “secrecy oath” signed by Kathleen Kane that was found during a search of the attorney general’s offices last month.
Tallahassee law firm Howard & Associates, along with attorneys Phillip Timothy Howard and Richard A. Daynard, contends it should receive a portion of the fees coming in a settlement of the more than 400 Engle Progeny Cases.
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. and chairman of the U.S. House Intellectual Property Subcommittee, said in an interview earlier this month that “misinformation” has been spread about the proposed patent reform bill.