Court reverses itself in striking $3.5M punitive award against Chrysler


A Chrysler employee failed to produce sufficient evidence of malice or recklessness to justify a substantial award of punitive damages in a Title VII hostile environment case, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.

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Landowners may have duty to fix ‘open and obvious’ hazards

The “open and obvious danger” rule does not apply to preclude a finding of negligence in a premises liability action filed by a tenant who was injured when he unsuccessfully attempted to flip into an inflatable pool from a trampoline, ...

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Supreme Court treads carefully in patent ruling


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court’s surgically narrow ruling prohibiting a farmer from using seeds harvested from patented herbicide-resistant soybeans has left lawyers with more questions than answers about the extent of patent owners’ rights in other emerging, self-replicating technologies.

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