- Death of contract didn’t kill arbitration clause. media.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/1
- Lack of detail in proof of patent and trademark claims’ weakness doomed winning defendants’ request for attorneys’ fees. cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/
- Contractor suing for improper early termination couldn’t use past profits to estimate future ones. ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/1
- Man who wanted picture of dollar sign strangling Uncle Sam on postage stamps can sue USPS for discrimination. cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opini
- Southwest’s contract of carriage didn’t promise passenger it wouldn’t run out of de-icer and have to cancel his flight. media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExe
- Does option to convert debt to equity at 35 percent discount run afoul of New York usury statute? ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isys
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