This week’s Commercial Appeals Roundup actually covers a fortnight of appeals court rulings, from May 18 to June 5. Eyeballing the total number (24) makes me think the courts’ output has slowed only a little as a result of COVID-19.
Subject-matter-wise, the courts:
- spoke on 7 IP issues,
- dealt with securities and pension claims in 4,
- decided arbitration questions in 3,
- considered commercial contract claims in 2,
- upheld 1 big price-fixing jury award, and
- resolved 1 case each involving (a) Article III standing, (b) punitive damages, (c) removability of some kinds of nuisance cases, (d) res judicata, (e) the appointments clause, (f) preemption, and a (g) copycat class action.
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Broad warnings about risk of single-stock funds beat ERISA claim for failure to warn employees about risk of fund that owned employer’s stock. ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/1
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