Kevin Boyle

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Booking.com Trademark Not Generic, SCOTUS Rules

The Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision, rejected the Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) “sweeping rule” that the combination of a generic word and “.com” remains generic, and thus ineligible for trademark registration.  Booking.com was originally rejected from...

Product Liability Suit Against Bayer, Others to Proceed

A judge from the District of New Jersey denied Bayer Corporation et al.’s motion to dismiss a product liability case alleging gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) caused the plaintiff’s Gadolinium Deposition Disease (GDD).  Bayer and co-defendants opposed the original complaint,...

Sixth Circuit Resolves Damages Dispute in Land Damage Case

On Friday, a panel of Sixth Circuit Judges reversed a judgment from the Western District of Tennessee and remanded for entry of an amended damages award to the City of Memphis for land damage caused...

Multiple Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Clean Water Act

Several cases were filed last week against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the rollback of previously established regulations under the Clean Water Act.  Specifically, the groups are challenging the EPA’s redefining of the term “waters of the United...

5th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Challenge to Congress’s Delegation of Smoking Regulations

On Thursday, a panel of Fifth Circuit Judges affirmed a decision from the Southern District of Mississippi, which dismissed a case that attempted to challenge Congress’s power to delegate regulation of smoking products to the Secretary of Health and...

Breach of Contract Case Against Winery Will Continue

A federal judge held Wednesday that a breach of contract claims in a case against Crown Valley Winery, Inc. can proceed, dismissing fraud and unjust enrichment claims. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh of the Eastern...