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2013-02-12 20:21:31

PHOENIX, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a stunning blow to the Hualapai Nation, U.S. District Court Judge, David Campbell has confirmed the $28.6 million arbitration award entered against the Tribe's wholly-owned corporation 'Sa' Nyu Wa, Inc. (SNW) in favor of Grand Canyon Skywalk Development (GCSD), builders of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The judgment relates to unpaid management fees of the Skywalk from 2008-2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130212/LA59253) According to...

Motorola Patent Claims Against Microsoft Invalid: Says US Judge
2013-02-08 12:45:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday, US Judge James Robart found that more than a dozen patent claims being lobbied against Microsoft by Motorola are invalid. This decision now narrows the lawsuit between these 2 tech titans and earns a slight win in the overall battle for Redmond, Washington-based software giant. Judge Robart´s decision leaves only 3 valid patent claims in the case, each of which pertains to the H.264 video codec and bears the...

Apple Request For More Money From Samsung Denied
2013-01-30 21:06:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last night, Judge Lucy Koh, the U.S. District Judge overseeing the ongoing legal saga between Apple and Samsung, made a few new rulings that not only prevented a retrial, but also saved Samsung even more money. Though the hearings part of the trial was conducted last August, the two companies have been trading appeals and making follow-up arguments ever since. These companies are also in the middle of gearing up for a second...

2013-01-28 20:21:20

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. District Judge David Godbey's 32-page Order allowing the Receiver in the R. Allen Stanford Receivership Estate to "clawback," or recover, all back interest payments paid to Stanford investors is a worthy read as a remedial lesson in the character of Ponzi-based clawback actions. Court-appointed receivers often file lawsuits or clawback actions against investors who were "Net Winners" in Ponzi schemes. Net Winners are those...

FTC Supports POM False Advertising Claims 011713
2013-01-17 13:42:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that POM Wonderful has made some deceptive advertising claims, portraying its products as having unmerited health benefits. The commission upheld a ruling by an internal FTC judge that POM was using deceptive advertising by claiming its products have been clinically proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and other ailments. Both POM and the FTC have been embroiled in a battle for more...

Apple, Google, Several Other Tech Giants Work Together To Buy Kodak Patents
2013-01-14 14:29:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s always nice to see companies that are normally at each others' throats come together to help out a struggling company in need. Of course, it´s a little different when these companies are buying out a portfolio of patents so the pressured company can stay out of bankruptcy court. A judge today has approved the sale of Kodak´s digital imaging patents to a group of rival companies. Included in this group are...

2013-01-12 05:00:36

U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judge Cynthia M. Rufe announced during a Pre-trial order issued last month that the first Zoloft birth defects trial is set for September 14, 2014. See In re: Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) Prods. Liab. Litig., 856 F. Supp. 2d 1347 (J.P.M.L. 2012). There have been approximately 250 Zoloft birth defects pending in the MDL. Even in this past August, as many as 5 lawsuits were added to the MDL in one day. (PRWEB) January 11, 2013...

2013-01-09 08:23:10

HOUSTON, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 4, 2013, Judge Lynn N. Hughes of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted summary judgment of non-infringement on behalf of Winston & Strawn clients Amcorr Products and Services, Inc. ("Amcorr") and Dolphin Sealants, LLC ("Dolphin") (collectively, "Amcorr Dolphin") against plaintiffs Stopaq BV and Frans Nooren Afdichtingssystemen BV (collectively, "Stopaq"). Amcorr Dolphin distributes viscoelastic coating...

2013-01-08 05:00:52

Attorney Jesse Scharff successfully argues for dismissal of drunk driving charge after highway altercation leads to police involvement. Scharff continues to fight for the rights of the accused and is currently pursuing an appeal of the weapons charge. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 07, 2013 North Carolina criminal defense attorney Jesse Scharff convinced the judge in a DWI case that his client was not properly tested for impairment by the arresting officer, resulting in dismissal of the drunk...

Judge Ok’s Amazon’s Use Of ‘App Store’
2013-01-02 18:29:54

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A California judge has ruled today that Amazon cannot be charged for false advertising by using the title “app store” to sell applications for Google´s Android. Apple had taken Amazon to task over their use of the phrase, seeking to have them banned from using the moniker for their online store. Today, US District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton halted Apple´s efforts when she granted Amazon´s request to...