• B&I Lawyers Prevail in Federal Civil Rights Jury Trial

      On November 2, 2017, following a two-day federal jury trial, associate Connor J.K. Beatty, supervised by litigation partner Daniel A. Nuzzi, obtained a unanimous plaintiff verdict in a federal civil rights case. In this case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, the jury found that the prison disciplinary captain and prison warden violated the prisoner’s due pr ...

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    • South Dakota Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Commerce Clause Challenge

      On August 30, 2017, the South Dakota Supreme Court heard oral argument in the State of South Dakota’s appeal from the entry of summary judgment by the Hughes County Circuit Court in favor of retailers Wayfair Inc., Overstock.com, Inc. and Newegg, Inc. The Circuit Court in March 2017 invalidated the South Dakota economic nexus statute as unconstitutional pursuant to the long-st ...

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    • Patent Trolls Still Can’t Find A Way Through Alice’s Looking Glass

      We (and others) have written frequently and at length about the impact of Alice v. CLS Bank on patent litigation—how the test set out in that case has enabled litigants and courts to obtain an early determination of whether a patent claims a viable invention or just an abstract idea. Parties who assert patents in litigation—especially patent trolls—have been predictably upset ...

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  • Brann & Isaacson Represents Retailers in Major Supreme Court

    On January 12, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a key dispute over the scope and limits of state taxing authority over out–of–state businesses. Respondents Wayfair Inc., Overstock.com, Inc. and Newegg Inc., among the 40 largest Internet retailers in America, are represented by Brann & Isaacson partners George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew Schaefer.

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  • Brann & Isaacson Files Brief Opposing Supreme Court Review of South Dakota Tax Case

    On December 7, 2017, George S. Isaacson, Martin I. Eisenstein, and Matthew P. Schaefer filed a brief opposing the grant of certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. et al. The brief, filed on behalf of Wayfair, Inc., Overstock.com, Inc., and Newegg, Inc., urges the Supreme Court not to review the South Dakota Supreme Court’s holding that the three companies could not be requ ...

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  • Class Actions: What Might Be On Your Horizon as a Direct Marketer?

    Companies who have faced class action lawsuits, even (and maybe especially) frivolous ones, won’t soon forget the experience. Just getting a case dismissed, or fending off class certification in the first place, can be extraordinarily costly and stressful. The amounts at stake are often huge–with potential downsides of “per violation” penalties in the four or five figures; cos ...

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  • B&I Partners Offer Webinar on Factor Presence Tax Nexus

    On September, 27, 2017, partners Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications on “Factor Presence Nexus for State and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing State Standards.” The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on attempts by many states to enforce so–called “factor presence nexus” on nonresident corporate ...

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  • A Sovereign Shield

    A previously-little known loophole in the patent system, which permits Native American tribes to assert sovereign immunity as defense in inter partes review (IPR) is getting a great deal of attention these days, following an unpopular deal by Allergan to shelter its patents with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.

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  • Crutchfield Files Court Challenge To Massachusetts “Economic Nexus” Regulation

    On October 24, 2017, Crutchfield Corporation filed suit in the Circuit Court for Albemarle County, Virginia, against officials in the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, challenging the validity of Massachusetts’ new “economic nexus” regulation. Crutchfield, represented by George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew Schaefer, asserts that the new rule violates the Commerc ...

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  • U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council Submits Amicus Brief on Inter Partes Review

    On October 26, 2017, the U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council (USGMC) filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in support of the respondents in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group, arguing that the inter partes review proceedings through which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancels invalid patents plays a vital and successful role in ensuring patent quality.

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  • Brann & Isaacson Congratulates Its Six Super Lawyers For 2017

    Brann & Isaacson congratulates its Super Lawyers honorees for 2017: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Peter J. Brann— Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Stacy O.

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  • Proposition 65: Big Changes for Direct Marketers

    Starting next summer, you’ll be required put Proposition 65 warnings in your catalogs and on your websites near every affected product. Big changes are coming to Proposition 65, and you need to be ready for them. Proposition 65: Background As a vendor or a consumer, no matter where you live, you’ve not doubt seen Proposition 65 warning stickers.

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