From the monthly archives:

March 2013

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt grocer The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc. (A&P) on March 27 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York objecting to certain proofs of claim and contending that they should be disallowed (In Re: The Great Atlantic & […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. An Illinois jury on March 22 awarded $ 8 million to the estate of a woman who was killed when she was struck by a truck on a highway, a source told Mealey Publications (Steven McHale v. Transfreight LLC, et al., No. 2010L2934F, Ill. Cir., Cook Co.). Steven […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The Federal Trade Commission told the U.S. Supreme Court in oral arguments on March 25 that the court should treat reverse-payment settlements of patent litigation between the holder of a drug patent and potential generic manufacturers of the drug as presumptively invalid (Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc., […]

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TweetThe relationship between employment agreements and social media continues to break new legal ground. In Oklahoma, a federal court recently considered whether a Facebook post violated a former employee’s non-solicitation agreement. The defendant, Todd Cahill, was a regional manager of Pre-Paid Legal Services. Because the position allowed Cahill to access trade secrets and other confidential […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A federal judge in New York on March 18 dismissed allegations that JPMorgan violated federal antitrust law by participating in a conspiracy to manipulate market prices for silver futures (In re Commodity Exchange, Inc. Silver Futures and Options Trading Litigation, No. 11 md 02213, S.D. N.Y.; 2013 U.S. Dist. […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) trustee in the MF Global Inc. (MFGI) bankruptcy on March 19 announced that he had reached a settlement agreement with JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. that will return $ 300 million to commodities customers who had money invested with MFGI (In Re: […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. An architect who has no engineering experience cannot testify on behalf of plaintiffs in an insurance coverage dispute that decay contributed to a bowling alley collapse, a federal judge in Kansas held March 18 (Quality Time, et al. v. West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., No. 12-1008-JTM, D. Kan.; 2013 […]

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TweetA recent decision by a New York Appellate Court could have a dramatic impact on how prenuptial agreements are enforced. In a rare turn of events, the court threw out the agreement based solely on a subsequent oral promise. The divorce law decision is groundbreaking because courts generally view prenups as etched in stone, even […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The U.S. trustee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Hawker Beechcraft Inc. on March 14 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York objecting to various firms’ applications for more than $ 19.31 million in compensation and reimbursement of expenses (In […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A pro se prisoner’s constitutional rights were not violated by secondhand smoke from prison staff, according to a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, who said March 8 that the prisoner could have avoided the smoke by closing the window in his […]

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