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District of Delaware Grants Motion to Exclude Lost Profits Testimony

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In IP Litigation | On February 25, 2015

In Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp., et al., 2015 WL 834209 (D. Del Feb. 24, 2015), the District of Delaware granted in part a Daubert motion allowing testimony regarding a reasonable royalty, but excluding Plaintiff’s expert’s testimony on lost profits. Plaintiff’s expert based his lost profits theory on a negotiated, but never entered into, license […]

Litigation Funding Documents Warrant Work Product Protection

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In Corporate -Counseling & Litigation | On February 24, 2015

In a case of first impression, the Court of Chancery in Carlyle Investment Management L.L.C., et al. v. Monmouth Company S.A., et al., 2015 WL 778846 (Del. Ch. Feb. 24, 2015), held that documents concerning the negotiation of a litigation funding agreement are protected by the work product doctrine. Carlyle Investment Management L.L.C. and related […]

Should I Rely on Portability or Bypass Trusts to Avoid Estate Tax?

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In Trusts and Estates | On September 25, 2014

In the wake of the 2013 tax act, the great estate planning question confronting many couples in planning to reduce or eliminate federal estate tax is whether to rely on “portability”— the ability of a surviving spouse to “port over” the unused estate/gift tax exemption left by his or her deceased spouse — or instead […]

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