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Tag Archives: Judge Barbara Milano Keenan

Maritime lien not affected by prior settlement (access required)

Although a fuel supplier had already entered into a settlement agreement with a vessel charterer who failed to pay for fuel, that settlement did not prevent the supplier from enforcing a maritime lien against the vessel. Background Addax Energy SA ...

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Apple prevails in dispute over use of ‘ipad’ (access required)

Although a website operator began using “ipad” three years before Apple released its iPad in 2010, because Apple acquired use of the mark from another company that predated the website operator’s use, the mark obtained secondary meaning and Apple qualified ...

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Statute runs from each ‘violation’ of Fair Debt act (access required)

Where the debtors filed suit within one year of the defendant’s alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, it was timely. Because the statute of limitations runs from the date of each “violation,” the fact the defendant had ...

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