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No ‘Absent’ Party from Contract Mentions (access required)

In this action arising out of disputes concerning nine equipment contracts and a revolving agricultural/commer­cial credit account, the complaint’s ref­erences to “assignors of the contracts” cannot be read to mean plaintiffs have failed to join an assignor as a party ...

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No Patent for Computer Claim’s ‘Abstract Idea’ (access required)

Plaintiffs’ claims that defendant’s ‘432 patent, relating to a method for centralized identification and authen­tication of users and their transactions to increase security in e-commerce, are invalid because they are directed to an abstract idea and thus are ineligible for ...

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Execs Sue Over Change in Top-Hat ERISA Plan (access required)

In a group of executives’ proposed ERISA class-action challenge to a 2012 Plan Amendment that changed the rate at which participants’ deferred income accounts in the company’s top-hat de­ferred compensation plan were credit­ed with future earnings, the Alexandria U.S. District ...

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