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Sovereign Immunity: Public Sector Government
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Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
The Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of keeping state governments immune from copyright infringement lawsuits in Allen v. Cooper (Case No. 18-877).
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
On October 1, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ("SDNY") issued an important ruling in U.S. v. Halkbank, holding that...
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
On October 1, 2020, the SDNY District Court issued an important ruling in U.S. v. Halkbank, holding that foreign state-owned entities ("SOEs") can be subject to criminal jurisdiction
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
3M Company tested that proposition and lost in multidistrict litigation involving design defect and failure to warn claims over earplugs issued to members of the United States military.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
The Statute "authorizes removal of a civil action brought against any person acting under an officer of the United States for or relating to any act under color of such office."
Proskauer Rose LLP
On July 24, 2020, a panel of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued splintered precedential opinions surrounding the interplay of state sovereign immunity...
McDermott Will & Emery
In 2014, Gensetix indirectly licensed two patents covering cancer treatment methods from the University of Texas (UT), a state university.
Volpe and Koenig
The conflicts over sovereign immunity date back to our country's founding when states were concerned about possible overreaching by a central government.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Gensetix sued Baylor College of Medicine for infringement of the patents-in-suit and requested that UT voluntarily join the suit as a co-plaintiff.
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
A US federal district court in California decided that Facebooks lawsuit alleging that NSO Group technology was used to spy on thousands of WhatsApp users may proceed following NSOs motion to dismiss.
Entities with patent-related relationships with state universities scored a victory under the rarely implicated (at least for patent practitioners) doctrine of sovereign immunity.
Ford & Harrison LLP
An Auburn University student claims he did not get what he bargained for in being relegated to distance learning instead of having an in-person educational experience.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
As America's pipeline infrastructure has grown in recent years, project developers have encountered new and significant legal challenges from environmental groups, landowners, state governments...
McDermott Will & Emery
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district court's denial of a motion to dismiss a copyright infringement suit on the ground of sovereign immunity...
Foley Hoag LLP
A recent Supreme Court decision sets important precedent on the retroactive effect of legislation amending the law governing sovereign immunity in the United States.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Major operational changes and disruptions occasioned by COVID-19 have created a swell of contract disputes and new litigation in various industries.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In separate reports, the Congressional Research Service provided an overview of (i) intellectual property rights and international trade and (ii) copyright and state sovereign immunity.
Jones Day
The U.S. Supreme Court recently handed down three rulings potentially impacting bankruptcy cases.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Jana Simmons (Of Counsel-Michigan) co-authored "Tribal Sovereign Immunity, Its Origins and Development. How Does That Affect My Practice?" which appeared in the Michigan Defense Quarterly, Vol. 36
Jones Day
The Supreme Court allows victims of terrorist attacks suing the Republic of the Sudan under § 1605A(c) of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to pursue punitive damages for preenactment conduct.
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