Here’s the Commercial Roundup: Appeals for the week of April 13-17, 2020. As you’ll see, it went heavy on intellectual property and procedure, the latter including rulings on arbitration awards and class (de)certification.
Have a great week. We’ll see you again next Monday.
- Voluntary dismissal without prejudice didn’t trigger right to fees for non-existent “prevailing party”. cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/
- Waiver in district court didn’t bar ruling that patent claimed abstract idea of controlling access to resources. cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/
- Online student’s use of Alabama school’s website in Massachusetts didn’t subject school to personal jurisdiction in the Bay State. media.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/1
- Change in law supported decertification of class action to recover overcharges for phone services. ecf.ca8.uscourts.gov/opndir/20/04/1
- Arbitrator could decide that contract allowed class arbitration. ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/1
Because my practice focuses on complex commercial disputes–especially antitrust, oil and gas, and patents–I keep daily track of important decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the highest appeals courts in Delaware, New York, and Texas.