Here are the Commercial Appeals Roundups for the weeks of April 20-24, 2020 and April 27-May 1, 2020. The Roundups describe a key aspect of precedential appellate rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the highest appeals courts in Delaware, New York, and Texas and provide links directly to
The Contingency is slow off the mark this Monday, but it’s not because federal and state appellate courts reduced their output due to COVID-19 last week. That may change as social distancing measures postpone live hearings, but so far so good.
- Article III standing test required more than risk of misdiagnosis or mistreatment
In this time of concern and disruption over Covid-19, I and my colleagues at Susman Godfrey (SG) are busy taking steps to safeguard our firm family while continuing to be proactive in protecting the interests of our clients and moving matters forward as necessary and appropriate. I hope that you, your colleagues, and your families…
- Magistrate judge can’t rule on whether to appoint receiver. http://media.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/18-1405P-01A.pdf
- Inventors‘ hiding their offer to sell oil recovery method from USPTO invalidated patents. http://cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/16-2231.Opinion.3-2-2020_1543098.pdf
- Patent infringement that doesn’t happen until after importation supports exclusion order. http://cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/18-1450.Opinion.3-2-2020_1543049.pdf
- Facebook users had standing to sue over misuse of URL data in their
- Buyers of auto parts didn’t agree to arbitrate antitrust claims against suppliers by taking on Limited Warranty servicing duties. https://opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/20a0053p-06.pdf
- Comcast must answer monopolization claims in case over local cable ads markets. http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExec.pl?Submit=Display&Path=Y2020/D02-24/C:18-2852:J:Hamilton:aut:T:fnOp:N:2477274:S:0
- Rampant use of Western Union’s money-transfer system to commit fraud didn’t give rise to strong inference that execs
- Expert’s claim of “stigma” to land value from gas pipeline didn’t pass Rule 702 muster. https://www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/183126p.pdf
- Letter that implied lessee paid royalties to wrong entity didn’t meet notice requirement of Louisiana statute. http://ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/19/19-30396-CV0.pdf
- Presence of servers in district didn’t count as regular place of business under patent venue statute. http://cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/
- Federal Circuit grants Commerce Secretary broad power to remove IPR judges to clean up appointments clause mess.
- Receipt of credit report by person who doesn’t have authorization counts as Article III injury for standing purposes.
United States District Judge Lucy Koh ruled on May 22, 2019, after a 10-day bench trial in January, that Qualcomm has and abused “monopoly chip power”. Qualcomm Findings and Conclusions 5-22-19.
Judge Richard Leon, of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled today that the United States failed to persuade him to block AT&T’s bid to acquire Time Warner under antitrust law. See the 172-page opus here: AT&T Opinion 6-12-18
Today, United States District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan issued LIBOR VII, in which the court granted class certification under Rule 23(b)(3) to a class of plaintiffs who bought over-the-counter instruments that paid interest in terms of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and who allege that LIBOR-setting banks conspired to suppress LIBOR…