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Plaintiff in Foreclosure Action Snared by Evidence of Damages, Attorney’s Fees & Costs
by: Christine Irwin Parrish and Lindsay Dykstra Kiley | Posted on: April 17, 2015

In Colson v. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Case No. 2D13-5526, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals just reversed a final judgment of foreclosure entered in favor of the plaintiff, finding that a “total lack of evidence as to damages” required reversal and remand for further proceedings. In February 2009, State Farm as the plaintiff initiated […]

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Supreme Court Considers New Defense to Inducing Infringement
by: Ryan Corbett | Posted on: April 2, 2015

Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (No. 13-896) On March 31, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (No. 13-896), which relates to whether a defendant can be liable for inducing infringement if the defendant had a good faith belief that the asserted patent is invalid. […]

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MSRB Files Proposed Municipal-Advisor Conduct Rule with SEC
by: Thomas Potter, III | Posted on: April 17, 2015

The MSRB filed its Municipal-Advisor conduct rule proposal with the SEC on April 15. The Rule G-42 proposal has been around the block twice, since the Board first floated it in January last year (Reg. Notice 2014-01). The Revised Draft was issued last July (Reg. Notice 2014-12). I discussed them in our July 30, 2014 and […]

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ECF Fail: You Have to Read the Order
by: Thomas K. Potter III | Posted on: April 15, 2015

We’ve all done it: Read the docket description in the notice of electronic filing (“NEF”) and have your paralegal download the order and add it to the pleadings file. But you have to read the order: The clerk’s mis-description in an NEF could cost your client its appeal. Three of the four post-verdict JMOLs in […]

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Georgia Governor Expected to Sign Overhaul to Soil and Water Commission (HB 397)
by: Michelli Rivera and Scott Hitch | Posted on: April 2, 2015

On Friday, March 27, 2015 the Georgia legislature passed HB 397, overhauling the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission (“Commission“). HB 397 is intended to curb the Commission’s independence and streamline its regulations. The bill transforms the Commission from an independent state agency to one within the umbrella and oversight of the Department of Agriculture. […]


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