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  • Breach of Contract

    The latest posts for Breach of Contract are listed below.
    • Breach of Contract: Material Breach

      A material breach of contract is a failure to fulfill a contract which is so severe that the contract itself is broken and nullified. Such a breach strikes at the core of the contract and the agreement between the two parties. In such a case, the offended party is usually able to end the agreement and try to collect damages from the other in court. Courts will look at several factors to determine ...
    • Beware of the Magic Words

      "The law applies common sense," I often tell my clients. "No special words are usually needed when you draft an agreement; just make sure it is clear." Unfortunately, that is not always the case. After suffering a recent disappointment in a case in Federal court, my client, Aversion Technologies, consented to my discussing its case here so that others can take heed and avoid what happened. ...
    • Cablevision and AMC Settle Voom HD Litigation with DISH Network

      After four years of legal disputes and litigation, Cablevision and AMC Networks have settled the Voom HD litigation with DISH Network. According to legal reports, Voom HD (an LLC owned by Cablevision and now part of AMC Networks) had entered into an affiliation agreement with EchoStar (a provider of direct broadcast satellite television services though DISH Network). The affiliation agreement was ...

    Business entities

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    • Challenging or Infringing Another's Business Method Patent

      To challenge a patent granted for a business method you can either sue in federal court or institute a re-examination per the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In court, those challenging the patent usually try to prove there was no reason to grant a patent because the process was not unique or it was obvious. A re-examination on the other hand will have the USPTO reconsider the patent in ...

    Business Litigation

    The latest posts for Business Litigation are listed below.
    • Challenging or Infringing Another's Business Method Patent

      To challenge a patent granted for a business method you can either sue in federal court or institute a re-examination per the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In court, those challenging the patent usually try to prove there was no reason to grant a patent because the process was not unique or it was obvious. A re-examination on the other hand will have the USPTO reconsider the patent in ...
    • Breach of Contract: Material Breach

      A material breach of contract is a failure to fulfill a contract which is so severe that the contract itself is broken and nullified. Such a breach strikes at the core of the contract and the agreement between the two parties. In such a case, the offended party is usually able to end the agreement and try to collect damages from the other in court. Courts will look at several factors to determine ...
    • Beware of the Magic Words

      "The law applies common sense," I often tell my clients. "No special words are usually needed when you draft an agreement; just make sure it is clear." Unfortunately, that is not always the case. After suffering a recent disappointment in a case in Federal court, my client, Aversion Technologies, consented to my discussing its case here so that others can take heed and avoid what happened. ...

    Civil Litigation

    The latest posts for Civil Litigation are listed below.
    • Breach of Contract: Material Breach

      A material breach of contract is a failure to fulfill a contract which is so severe that the contract itself is broken and nullified. Such a breach strikes at the core of the contract and the agreement between the two parties. In such a case, the offended party is usually able to end the agreement and try to collect damages from the other in court. Courts will look at several factors to determine ...
    • Maryland Court of Appeals declines to create duty of tavern owner to public

      On August 21, 2008, Michael Eaton was a customer at Dogfish Head Alehouse. He began drinking beer and liquor at 5:00 pm, allegedly ordering fourteen bottles of beer and two drinks of hard liquor and drinking at least one other drink that was purchased for him. Mr. Eaton stopped drinking at about 10:00 pm that evening and left, but returned to the Dogfish Head about forty-five minutes later and ...
    • Beware of the Magic Words

      "The law applies common sense," I often tell my clients. "No special words are usually needed when you draft an agreement; just make sure it is clear." Unfortunately, that is not always the case. After suffering a recent disappointment in a case in Federal court, my client, Aversion Technologies, consented to my discussing its case here so that others can take heed and avoid what happened. ...
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