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Corporate Coverup of Cancer-causing Chemicals

Jul 2016 07

July 11, 2016 UPDATE: In the punitive damages phase of the trial, the jury awarded an additional $500,000 against DuPont based on its actual malice in continuing to dump chemicals into the Ohio River even after it had become aware of its cancer-causing…

Trademark Protection for Disparaging Names Still in Question

Jun 2016 29

Federal law places certain limits on the types of words, phrases, or symbols that may be registered as trademarks. This limitation was recently used to cancel the “Redskins" federal trademark registration. The United States Court of Appeals for the…

What Do The Redskins Trademark Cancellations Really Mean?

Jun 2014 23

On June 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six trademark registrations owned by Washington D.C.’s National Football League franchise, because they use the word “Redskins.”

Default Judgment, $5M Discovery Sanction Leveled Against Figaro Engineering, Figaro USA

Dec 2012 07

The Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois has sanctioned defendants in a product liability case for egregious and intentional discovery violations. The case—Ainsworth v. Figaro Engineering Company et al—involves the failure of a carbon monoxide sensor…

GE Funding Avoids Prosecution for Municipal Bond Investigation

Jan 2012 20

Motorola Wins ITC Ruling

Jan 2012 18

Record Number of Pipeline Explosions in 2010, 2011

Jan 2012 14

Feds Allow Pipeline to Operate

Nov 2011 03

Qaddafi Son in Contact with International Criminal Court

Nov 2011 01

SEC Agrees to Citigroup Settlement

Oct 2011 26