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[05/30] Rights watchdog says Kosovo's justice system fails victims
[05/30] Amnesty International urges Arroyo to clamp down on extra-judicial killings
[05/30] A trickle of aid begins reaching Indonesian earthquake survivors
[05/30] China warns of toxic baby bottles
[05/30] Irish judge overturns conviction of man who had sex with 12-year-old girl
[05/30] Prosecutors seek life in prison for German mother accused of killing nine babies
[05/30] 3 Israelis arrested for alleged dealing Ecstasy, cocaine
[05/30] EU court rules illegal EU-U.S. air passenger data deal
[05/30] Philippine maid sentenced to 10 years' prison for killing another maid in Singapore
[05/30] Toronto Transit Dispute Strands Thousands



[05/30] Alaska Airlines Adds Mileage Transfer Option to Simplify, Speed Award Travel Redemption
[05/30] Collision Avoidance: Innovations in Vehicle Safety Systems
[05/30] Keystone Helicopter Wins FAA Diamond Award For Fifth Consecutive Year
[05/30] TAT Technologies Reports First Quarter 2006 Results
[05/30] Uniquely American in Nature: New Postage Stamps Pay Tribute to Country's Majesty
[05/30] DriveSync(TM) Now Available for Online Purchase via Target.com
[05/27] Second go! Aircraft Arrives in Honolulu on Schedule for Launch
[05/26] Postal Service Salutes Memorial Day by Issuing Patriotic Stamp Sheet
[05/26] Alaska Airlines Files for Additional Nonstop Flights Between Pacific Northwest and Mexico
[05/26] IDOT Wins 5 Awards Including Gold for Dan Ryan and Kingery Campaigns at 3rd Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards



[05/30] After finding niche markets, Segway sets course for stock market
[05/26] U.S. housing giant Fannie Mae board reverses stance; CEO won't head probe
[05/26] Stewart Faces Deadline on SEC Suit Reply
[05/26] Tyson CEO Says He Wants to Save $110M
[05/25] Lawyers: Delphi's financial cushion bigger than it admits
[05/25] U.S. sales of existing homes drop and price increases slow in April
[05/25] Former Wal-Mart exec faces fraud sentence Aug. 11
[05/25] Lay Convicted on All 6 Counts
[05/25] Skilling Convicted of Wire Fraud


Intellectual Property

[05/30] For Intel, a lonely and relentless pursuit of the cutting edge
[05/26] Drug Makers Delay Generics Hitting Market
[05/24] Hungarian court: This "Bud" is for Aneheuser-Busch, U.S. brewer says
[05/23] Industry group says software piracy down in China and Russia
[05/18] Monopoly maker rejects Atlantic City's Boardwalk for new edition
[05/18] U.S. Patent Office re-examines Amazon's 'One Click' patent


Case Summaries

Commercial Law

Commercial Law

[05/26] Frontier Pipeline Co. v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm'n
Petitions for review of orders of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requiring certain crude oil carriers to pay shippers reparations for excessive rates are granted where the Commission failed to reconcile its finding that a joint rate was unreasonable under Interstate Commerce Act section 1(5) with the Supreme Court's construction and previous agency interpretation of that section.

[05/24] Gregory v. Fort Bridger Rendezvous Ass'n
Summary judgment for defendant, a nonprofit in charge of conducting a historical reenactment, in an action brought by sellers of goods alleging violations of the Sherman Act arising from their exclusion from the event, is affirmed where, although defendant represented a plurality of actors necessary to establish concerted action under the Sherman Act, plaintiffs failed to show that the challenged action constituted an unreasonable restraint of trade.

[05/24] Epicor Software Corp. v. Coopers & Clarke, Inc.
Grant of motion to set aside a final judgment on the basis of plaintiff's misconduct is reversed where the motion was untimely filed and the court did not have jurisdiction to hear the claim.

[05/19] New Hampshire Motor Transp. Ass'n v. Rowe
Summary judgment for plaintiffs in suit involving state restrictions on sale and deliver of tobacco products is affirmed where federal law preempts the state regulation, but reversed where the state law ban on importing contraband tobacco had only a tenuous effect on delivery services and did not warrant preemption.

[05/19] Pagan v. Fruchey
Summary judgment for defendants, a village and its police chief, on claims arising out of a village ordinance proscribing a resident's ability to display a for-sale sign on a vehicle parked on a public street is affirmed over his First Amendment challenge to the ordinance where the ordinance directly advanced asserted governmental interests in traffic safety and aesthetics, and was not more extensive than necessary to serve those interests.

[05/18] Miller v. Scottsdale Ins. Co.
The plain language of Florida Statutes section 627.848 requires a single date of cancellation for an insurance contract as a whole, and nothing in the statute that suggests that an insurance contract may be cancelled as to different insureds at different times depending on when a statutorily required notice is given to that insured.

[05/17] Power & Telephone Supply Co., Inc. v. SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Dismissal and summary judgment for defendants-banks on claims seeking to recover costs incurred under two derivative interest rate "swap" agreements is affirmed over challenges to: 1) dismissal of an intentional misrepresentation claim; 2) dismissal, on statute of limitations grounds, of a claim made under a state consumer protection law; 3) summary judgment on a negligence claim; and 4) a finding that defendants were entitled to indemnification from plaintiff.

[05/15] DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Cuno
In a suit brought by taxpayers alleging that their local and state tax burdens were increased by certain taxbreaks for a car manufacturer, a judgment finding that a state tax credit violated the Commerce Clause is vacated where plaintiffs had no standing to challenge the state franchise tax credit.

[05/12] Gen. Motors Acceptance Corp. v. Honest Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.
A judgment for defendants in a breach of contract case is affirmed where, although the trial court erred in determining that plaintiff's automobile retail installment sale contract was a negotiable instrument as defined in state law, plaintiff, by its business practices and conduct, bore the risk of loss in its transactions involving defendants.

[05/11] Reuter v. McKenzie Check Advance of Florida, LLC
The court declines to accept jurisdiction in a case as the decision in Reuter v. McKenzie Check Advance of Florida, LLC, 825 So. 2d 1070 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002) is in accord with the controlling U.S. Supreme Court decision in Cardegna v. Buckeye Check Cashing, Inc., 126 S. Ct. 1204 (2006).


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