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Patent Litigation Defining the Scope of an IPR Deposition – The National Law Review

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The regulations governing discovery in an inter partes review (“IPR”) proceeding do not provide for the same methods of discovery available in a patent infringement lawsuit. As such, when opportunities for discovery present themselves in an IPR proceeding, it is important to capitalize on them. Attorneys need to understand the differences between the discovery allowed in a federal lawsuit and the discovery allowed in an IPR proceeding. A key difference between these two proceedings is the role of a deposition. All trial lawyers know the mechanics of a routine deposition: A long day in a conference room (or, these days, on a zoom call) […]

Dividing Retirement Benefits in a Divorce

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One of the most often asked questions about equitable distribution of marital assets is how a retirement asset is divided between spouses. The answer depends largely on the type of retirement account being divided and what rules are associated with the retirement account. All retirement accounts are not alike. The first question that must be asked is what type of retirement account are you dealing with? Generally, retirement plans are one of two types: a defined contribution plan or a defined benefit plan. A defined contribution plan is a retirement plan in which the employee, or in the case of […]

Anger as Tory MPs vote against register for stalkers and domestic abusers – The Guardian

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The government is facing growing anger after voting against putting serial stalkers and domestic abusers on a national register, despite briefing they were likely to support the measures following the death of Sarah Everard. Conservative MPs voted against amendments to the domestic abuse bill on Thursday that would have placed serial domestic abusers and stalkers on the current Violent and Sex Offender Register (Visor). MPs also voted down House of Lords-supported amendments that would have given family court judges training on sexual abuse and provided greater protection to migrant victims of domestic violence. The stalking amendment gained overwhelming support in […]

Suez Canal blockage crisis: Egypt opens initial litigation, claiming $916m costs – BusinessAMLive

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  …Maritime experts expect potentially complicated, lengthy litigation     Ben Eguzozie, in Port Harcourt     As earlier reported by Business A.M. on March 30 that various parties (cargo owners and their representatives, Ever Given vessel, Suez Canal operators, among others) would be up for a potentially complicated and lengthy international litigation, to recoup costs on the Suez Canal blockage, Egypt, canal owner which provided major ground support to free MV Ever Given from the canal waterway, has opened initial litigation against the Japanese shipowners, seeking compensation of $916 million from the vessel owners.   Maritime experts around the world […]

Litigation Minute: Drafting Considerations for Protective Orders | K&L Gates LLP – JDSupra – JD …

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN A MINUTE OR LESS Any party to litigation in court or before an arbitral tribunal will, at some point, likely need to produce documents. Before producing documents that contain sensitive information (such as trade secrets or medical records), the producing party should ensure that a protective order is in place to prevent sensitive information from being made public or shared with a competitor. Parties generally have leeway to draft a tailored protective order that can be submitted for approval by the court or arbitral tribunal in which the parties stipulate to how confidential information […]

'I'm looking for a boyfriend at 47 – no one could have prepared me for post-divorce dating…

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What a year. I mean, really, where to begin? I’ve separated from my husband, for starters, plus I no longer wear heels higher than 0.5cm (the two are unrelated, I believe). I’ve been dying my grey roots using a weird mix of reds and gingers purchased at Superdrug throughout lockdown. Newly separated with badly dyed hair? Not exactly what I had in mind for my 47th birthday… It wasn’t always this way. I worked at Elle magazine in the Noughties, prior to which I was just plain naughty (see the whole of the 1990s for details). I’ve travelled the world, interviewing countless celebrities and […]

Effective Mediation Techniques For Complex Cases – Part Two – Litigation, Mediation & Arbitratio…

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Part Two of my series on Effective Mediation Techniques for Complex Cases focuses on the timeline and mechanics of such mediations and includes an analysis of in-person vs. Zoom or other virtual platforms for mediations. Timeline for Effective Mediations in Complex Cases I begin with the assumption that the parties in any complex case wish to avoid trial and resolve their disputes wherever possible. It is my experience that most parties are not in the business of litigation and find it undesirable and costly. I also observe that there are no mediation preparation rules nor is there any template for […]

Woman divorces husband after he claimed nightclub 'edited his hand' in photos – Mirror Onl…

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A woman says she divorced her husband after she claims he told “the most ridiculous lie I’ve ever heard” when she confronted him with a photo from a nightclub photographer. TikTok user Tylar Paige uploaded a series of videos, which have racked up more than 2.2 million views, as she explained that she spotted her partner in photos “with a bunch of girls” on the venue’s Facebook page. The man posed for the picture holding a shot in one hand and a bottle in the other – but it’s what was missing from his hand that was spotted by his […]