ABA Journal

Federal Circuit Court

153 ABA Journal Federal Circuit Court articles.

Court Criticizes, Lawyer Has No Remedy

An attorney whose conduct is criticized in a court ruling may have no right to intervene or sue to clear his name, at least in the Federal Circuit.

That’s the…

Drug-Price Law Overturned

An appeals court has struck down a Washington, D.C., law barring drug companies from charging excessive prices for prescription drugs.

The D.C. law didn’t define excessive pricing. But it said…

Last Resorts of Court

One date that’s on almost every federal judge’s calendar this summer is the meeting of his or her circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, at which trial and appellate…

Vonage Cites Patent Ruling, Seeks Retrial

Vonage Holdings is citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent patent ruling in a motion seeking a retrial of a patent infringement case.

Vonage filed the motion…

Court Denies ‘Lawyers.com’ Trademark

The legal publisher Reed-Elsevier Properties Inc. has lost in its effort to trademark “lawyers.com.”

Judges Rejects Padilla Torture Motion

A Miami federal judge is refusing to dismiss the government’s case against Jose Padilla, an alleged al-Qaida operative who says he was tortured in U.S. custody.

Stating the Obvious

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