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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Communication System – Monopolization (access required)

In this suit alleging patent infringement and other claims relating to a communications system for hostage negotiations, a district court concludes plaintiff has stated a claim for attempted monopolization, despite a weak showing of market share. Plaintiff alleges it provides ...

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Attorneys – Contract – Real Estate Purchase (access required)

A company who sued its former lawyer in state court, alleging that the lawyer breached his contract with the company in his defective representation during a real estate transaction, is not liable to the carrier in this federal court declaratory ...

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Immigration – Habeas Corpus – Detention Pending Removal (access required)

A district court accepts a magistrate judge’s report that a habeas petitioner met his burden of showing there is no significant likelihood of removal in the reasonably foreseeable future, and petitioner, who has been confined for 21 months while the ...

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Employment – ERISA – AD&D – Fall While Jogging – Discovery (access required)

A widow who seeks $500,000 in accidental death benefits under an employee life insurance policy issued to her husband, who died after a fall while jogging, is entitled to discovery from the carrier in this ERISA action, and the district ...

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Employment – ERISA – Fiduciary Duty – 401(k) Plan (access required)

Two defendants who breached their fiduciary duty in managing assets of a company’s profit-sharing/401(k) plan by failing to segregate the plan assets from the company’s general assets are not allowed to use the assets in the plan’s forfeiture account to ...

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Commercial leases (access required)

A well-run Fortune 100 company has an internal legal policy that all contracts that could potentially cost the company over $100,000 are to be reviewed and approved by either in-house or outside counsel with expertise in the area of the ...

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Real Estate Briefs (access required)

Index that forecasts pending home sales fell in August to a low WASHINGTON—An index that forecasts near-term home sales fell in August to a record low as would-be U.S. homebuyers had difficulty getting mortgages. Economists said the housing market’s woes ...

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Homeowners group soaked (access required)

Roanoke couple who wanted a hot tub at their new home thought they had all their bases covered before they began building. When Michael and Amy Hovis bought one of the last lots in Parkway Place, a subdivision in southwest ...

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