Corey Licht, Esq.
Why The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Abortion Case Is Different
Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, handle many important and controversial cases. As just one example, lawsuits challenging abortion rights are brought in federal court each year like clockwork. Considering the number of federal court decisions involving the pro-choice/pro-life debate in recent years, why is Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health, currently…
Nintendo Prevails in Wii Patent Infringement Case
This week, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals said "game over" to an infringement claim filed against Nintendo. The action was brought by Motiva, an American company that claimed to have beat Nintendo to the technology used in the Wii gaming console. Motiva filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC), claiming Nintendo had infringed its patents to track a game user's movements.
NHL Hit With Lawsuit Over Death of Derek Boogaard
Former hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard participated in 174 career fights during his time in professional hockey, according to Boston University researchers. That's more than many professional boxers. The fights apparently took a toll on the former New York Ranger, NPR reports. In May of 2011, Boogaard died from an accidental overdose of alcohol and oxycodone allegedly prescribed by team doctors.
Court Cuts Down Award in Raytheon Age Discrimination Case
Middle-aged workers took a hit during the economic downturn, with many being laid off from long-held positions. Richard Miller knows all about that. In 2008, the then-53-year-old Texan was terminated from his position with Raytheon after nearly three decades of service. Miller soon filed suit against Raytheon in federal district court, claiming age discrimination under the ADEA and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA).
Sixth Circuit: E-Filing Error Does Not Make Appeal Untimely
We all make typos. Most of the time, it's no big deal. While a typo in an email between friends is harmless, a typo on a resume or a cover letter can be devastating. It's all about the context. So what happens when a typo causes you to miss an important filing deadline? Can a technical error in an electronic filing jeopardize your client's right to appeal? The answer is "no," according to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
First Circuit May Hear Gary Sampson Death Penalty Case
In 2003, Gary Lee Sampson was convicted of killing three people in Massachusetts and sentenced to death under a federal carjacking law. Before the execution could take place, however, a Massachusetts federal district court ordered a new sentencing trial based on evidence that a juror had lied during the selection process. Federal prosecutors appealed.
Jodi Arias Verdict: How Would You Have Handled the Case?
What do you do when you have client whose story seems so improbable and lurid that it's unlikely that any jury would buy it? Do you try to salvage the client's reputation or do you admit the client's shortcomings and move on with your case? Jodi Arias' attorney, Kirk Nurmi, seems to have taken the latter approach to no avail. "It's not even about whether or not you like Jodi Arias," Nurmi told the jury during his closing argument, according to ABC News.
Allergan Wins Out in Combigan Generics Case
Allergan, a specialty pharmaceutical company, has been battling it out in court with fellow pharmaceutical maker Sandoz over the right to sell a generic version of Allergan's popular glaucoma drug, Combigan. Last week, the Federal Circuit reversed a district court's ruling that many of Allergan's patent claims were nonobvious under 35 U.S.C. §103.
Moms at Work: Do Your Policies Help or Hurt?
Many policies that are meant to help working mothers end up being double-edged swords: they improve mothers' work-life balance at the expense of career advancement. Telecommuting, for example, is a great way for moms to spend more time with their kids, but it can also put them at a disadvantage when a promotion is up for grabs. With Mother's Day coming up this weekend, it's the perfect time to review your company's policies regarding working moms.
Louisiana Appellate Court Rules Undocumented Law Unconstitutional
Last week, a Louisiana appellate court struck down a state law making it illegal for non-citizens to drive without documents proving they’re legally in the United States. Louisiana’s Third Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that the statute improperly governs an area of law exclusively controlled by the federal government. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of a similar Arizona law last year.
Man's Cat Attack Lawsuit Seeks $100K, Possibly From Wife
Who knew cat-sitting could be so dangerous? William Baxter of Homer Glen, Illinois, claims he was "viciously attacked, bit and clawed" by a cat he was watching for his neighbor, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Baxter has filed a lawsuit against the cat's owner, Christine Bobak, claiming significant injuries to his ring finger and left arm. He's seeking a whopping $100,000 in damages. But wait, it gets weirder: Baxter and Bobak may actually be married.