Viewing articles in Developments in the Law
Update To Important Trademark Case In Supreme CourtNov 2016 17
The nation’s largest attorney organization, the American Bar Association, has submitted a brief to the United Stated Supreme Court in a case that may determine whether Washington’s NFL team can continue to register the name “Redskins” as its trademark.
Briefing Begins in Case Affecting Washington Redskins TrademarkNov 2016 14
The United States Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in a case that will affect the “Redskins” trademark used by the Washington team in the National Football League. In 2014, the U.S. Trademark Office cancelled the football team’s trademark at the…
Be Aware of "Arbitration Agreements"Nov 2016 02
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a Kentucky case to decide whether an "arbitration agreement" in a nursing home contract can be used to prevent a resident or a resident’s survivors from suing the nursing home for negligence that causes injury…
Jury Finds That Talcum Powder Causes CancerNov 2016 01
Juries in three recent Missouri cases have awarded verdicts totaling $200 million to women who alleged that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder caused them to suffer ovarian cancer.
Federal Judge Emphasizes Jury's Role in Punishing Corporate MisconductOct 2016 21
A federal judge in Georgia has made a strong statement supporting the role of citizen jurors in punishing corporations for reckless misconduct that injures consumers.
Document Destruction Leads to Significant Verdict Against Hankook TiresSep 2016 12
An Arkansas jury recently returned a substantial verdict in a case against tire manufacturer Hankook. A 76 year-old man suffered a fractured leg and hip in a truck crash that was caused by a loss of control that occurred when the tread on the right front…
California Gas Utility Convicted of Crimes for Gas Line ExplosionAug 2016 10
On August 10, 2016, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was found guilty by a California federal court jury of criminal activity for violating pipeline safety standards in a 2010 gas line explosion that killed eight people, injured many others, and caused…
Government Proposes Fines for Gas Pipeline CompanyAug 2016 01
The federal agency that regulates oil and gas pipelines has proposed to fine one of the Williams companies $1.6 million dollars for its violations of federal regulations that caused an October 2015 explosion at a gas compressor stations in Louisiana.
County Sues Gas Company to Force Safety MeasuresJul 2016 26
In another example of the oil and gas industry’s lack of concern about safety and the consequences of its profit-making activities, Los Angeles County has been forced to sue Southern California Gas Company.
Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016Jul 2016 21
On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 was signed into law and became effective immediately. The Act was passed overwhelmingly by Congress and creates a legal claim in federal court for theft or misappropriation of trade secrets.
- All News
- Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
- Brain Injury
- Workplace Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
- Oil and Gas Accidents
- Vehicle Crashes
- Airplane Crashes
- Complex Commercial Litigation
- White Collar Criminal Defense
- Oil and Gas Law
- Intellectual Property
- Firm Recognition
- Research News
- Developments in the Law
- Case Victories
- Legal Awards and Honors