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  • Houses passes bill to expand patent and trademark training program

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to boost innovation and provide pro bono legal assistance to inventors, small businesses and startups across the nation. Jeffries The bipartisan bill, H.R. 5108, overwhelmingly...

  • Decorated Wis. cop says he paid dearly for blowing whistle on DA’s crusade against Gov. Walker

    By Stuart Taylor, Jr., AMERICAN MEDIA INSTITUTE MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) – After missing a scoop on Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm’s long-running investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writers, along with the district attorney’s staff,...

  • Attorney says U.S. SC decision, lack of PTO guidance killing innovation

    Stevens WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – David Stevens doesn’t know what to tell his clients these days. Stevens, the head of a Silicon Valley law firm – Stevens Law Group in San Jose, Calif. – provides intellectual property counseling, licensing, litigation, strategic planning...

  • Wal-Mart paying $66K in settlement over alleged extra $.50 charge on Coca-Cola products

    Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office reached a settlement with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. regarding false advertising for Coca-Cola products on Tuesday. The settlement requires Wal-Mart to pay more than $66,000 in penalties...

  • Paver to pay $177K in settlement with New Jersey after search led to Arkansas

    Hoffman TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The State of New Jersey recently obtained a $177,000 settlement in a lawsuit against Williams Asphalt Materials L.L.C., a former paving company that allegedly performed substandard work, according to an announcement by Acting Attoney General John....

  • N.Y. AG’s lawsuit alleges Actavis forced Alzheimer’s patients to switch medications

    Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filed an antitrust lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Actavis P.L.C. and its New York-based subsidiary Forest Laboratories on Monday, alleging that they are forcing Alzheimer’s...

  • Va. AG sues 13 banks, seeks more than $1 billion

    Herring RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring recently filed a lawsuit against 13 banks seeking $1.15 billion in damages alleging the banks fraudulently misled the Virginia Retirement System during a sale of residential mortgage-backed securities to...

  • Former lead paint manufacturers file briefs to Calif. appeals court

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A group of former lead paint manufacturers are appealing a judge’s decision holding them liable for the lead paint in millions of homes in California, saying in briefs this week that the ruling was “improper” and a $1.15 billion remedy “erroneous.” On...

  • Current asbestos trust system provides ‘easy opportunities’ for fraud, bankruptcy attorney says

    GEORGETOWN, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A bankruptcy attorney says opportunities and incentives for fraudulent conduct within the asbestos bankruptcy trust system are pervasive, and as a result, so is fraud. David Christian, founder of the David Christian Attorneys law firm, said the way asbestos...

  • W.Va. AG seeks summary judgment in lawsuit against Obama Administration

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit West Virginia filed against the Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Morrisey Morrisey said the lawsuit, which was...

  • IL13 race: Article calls Callis’ residency called into question

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Democratic nominee seeking to represent Illinois’ 13th Congressional District may not have technically lived in the state while serving as a circuit judge, according to a recent report. The candidate in question is Ann Callis, a former Madison County...

  • U.S. PTO announces this year’s Edison Scholars

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced Wednesday its Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholars for 2014. The program, which began in 2012, enlists the services of “distinguished” academic researchers to study intellectual property issues that further the...

  • Home improvement company hit with lawsuit by Ohio AG

    DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently filed a lawsuit against a Marion home improvement company for allegedly cheating homeowners on work and putting their homes at risk by failing to pay supply companies. In the lawsuit filed last week,...

  • Ind. court says plaintiff misrepresented work history in asbestos suit

    INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – An Indiana appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s conclusion that an asbestos decedent was not a credible witness after “misrepresenting” his work history, thus leading expert witnesses to believe he was exposed to a greater amount of asbestos fibers during...

  • PTO to host webinar on online litigation ‘toolkit’

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – This week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will host a webinar discussing its Patent Litigation Online Toolkit. The webinar, designed especially for consumers and small business owners who receive letters accusing them of patent infringement, will be...



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