News from 2014

Head of IP lawyers group calls Leahy patent bill the 'better approach'

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jan 9, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The head of a national bar association made up primarily of intellectual property lawyers says a Senate version of a measure aimed at curbing abusive patent litigation is the "better approach."

Calif. judge increases cost of lead paint abatement fund by $50 million

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jan 10, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A California judge issued his final statement of decision against a group of former lead paint manufacturers Tuesday, raising the cost of a required abatement fund by $50 million.

Judge: Asbestos attorneys made 'startling' misrepresentations while pursuing claims

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jan 11, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Friday that asbestos attorneys have been withholding evidence while pursuing claims against Garlock Sealing Technologies and has ordered the company's bankruptcy trust to be much smaller than the $1 billion-plus figure for which the attorneys argued.

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