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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Benefits of a “First To File” System; Examining The Patent Reform Bill

Posted in IP Litigation, Litigation Trends

On September 16, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the America Invents Act, a statute which may bring about the most comprehensive overhaul to our nation’s patent system since 1836.  The America Invents Act promises to bring United States patent law into conformity with international patent law (a necessity in a global-market).  One of… Continue Reading

Congress Taking a Closer Look into Alleged “Double-Dipping” by Asbestos Claimants

Posted in Asbestos Litigation

Co-authored by Brian Gross Chances are, if you watch television, you’ve seen them – commercials in which attorneys promise financial compensation for those who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease.  In their efforts to fulfill these promises, plaintiffs’ attorneys can pursue claims not only against solvent companies through the court system, but can also pursue… Continue Reading

Cargill Turkey Contaminated With Salmonella Bacteria Results In National Recall

Posted in Foodborne Illness, Products Liability

Co-authored by Brian Gross Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation (“Cargill”) recently announced the voluntary recall of approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey believed to be contaminated with salmonella.  The recall represents approximately 6% of the national production of ground turkey in a given year.  Federal Health authorities have attempted for several months to determine the source… Continue Reading