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July 7 Digest

Posted By Administration, Friday, July 7, 2017

Supreme Court Draws Crucial Distinction In Landmark Patent Exhaustion Decision

The Supreme Court's decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark is the latest Supreme Court ruling to eviscerate years-long, patentee-friendly Federal Circuit precedent.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

Mayer Brown isn't liable for $1.5B error that erased security interest in loan, 7th Circuit holds

Mayer Brown isn’t liable for a paralegal’s error that canceled a security interest in a $1.5 billion loan to General Motors because the law firm didn’t represent the lenders, according to a federal appeals court.
Read the full story at ABA Journal

Law profs find an 'astonishing' drop in win rates for federal plaintiffs

Success rates for plaintiffs in adjudicated federal cases declined from about 70 percent in 1985 to 33 percent in 2009, according to a draft study by two law professors.
Read the full story at ABA Journal

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