- Chance to undo discharge of claims met due process test for latent asbestosis claimants. www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/19143
- Billing for road trips that never happened violated False Claims Act. www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/19143
- Claim for bad legal advice on cash-out merger expired three years after shareholder obtained right to pursue appraisal. courts.delaware.gov/Opinions/Downl
- Public disclosure bar of False Claims Act applied to complaint alleging kickbacks by drug maker, but so did exception for original sources. media.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/1
- Text-sending system that didn’t generate random or sequential numbers didn’t violate TCPA. media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExe
- Halt in sales of “patented articles” didn’t obviate need to mark them in order to collect damages for pre-suit infringement. http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/19-1080.Opinion.2-19-2020_1535623.pdf
- Bar on transfer of “rights . . . under” contract didn’t prevent assignment of antitrust claims. www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/19173
- Assignment naming single well conveyed royalty in all production from wells on lease. txcourts.gov/media/1445847/
- Texas rule allows dismissal of case that affirmative defense renders baseless. txcourts.gov/media/1445850/
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