Google and a group of authors and publishers who sued the internet giant, are heading back to the bargaining table after a federal court judge declined to approve a proposed 125-million-dollar settlement between the two parties. Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams welcomes George H. Pike, Director of the Barco Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Attorney Lois F. Wasoff General Counsel for Publishers International Linking Association (“CrossRef”), to discuss this latest decision. They talk about the Judge’s decision and his reasons for rejecting the settlement, the “opt-in” vs.“opt-out” agreement and the possibility of Microsoft or Amazon fighting any new settlement.
Recently in an Oakland, California courtroom, a jury awarded Oracle Corp., a whopping $1.3 billion verdict against competitor, SAP AG, a market and technology leader in business management software, for damages due to copyright infringement by a now-defunct software maintenance unit called, TomorrowNow. Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Carol Smith, from Hiaring + Smith LLP and David H. Levitt, Partner at the firm, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, as they take a look at this complicated case that is sweeping the legal community. They discuss copyright infringement and stolen intellectual property, SAP’s admitted liability, the significance of the billion–dollar jury award and the impact of this case on future cases.
On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Dave H. Gardner out of Newport Beach, CA, to give us an update on constructive receipt. Larry and Dave discuss why constructive receipt is often an overlooked issue in the structured settlement industry and how to address it on the front side of the settlement process.
Millions of gallons of oil have spewed into the Gulf since an oil rig, operated by British-Petroleum (BP), exploded and later sank off the Louisiana coast on April 20, 2010. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Attorney Daniel E. Becnel, Jr., to discuss the litigation from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They look at the kind of lawsuits that could be filed and the impact this oil spill could have on the fishing industry, tourism and ultimately the environment.
In one of the largest settlements in the state of Massachusetts, Attorney Tom Bond of the Kaplan/Bond Group, explains the legal strategy in a tragic case in which three young students died and two others were seriously injured in a car crash. A careful inspection of accident records revealed multiple accidents on the same stretch of roadway. And further investigation as well as diagnostic testing of the road surface uncovered alleged faulty construction, which became the focus of the litigation.
Type of Action: General / Product Liability
Injuries Alleged: Wrongful deaths; closed head injuries; multiple fractures
Tried before judge or jury: Mediated before John Fitzgerald, Esq.
Amount of settlement: 3.68 million dollars
Attorneys: David B. Kaplan and Thomas M. Bond, The Kaplan/Bond Group, Boston; David G. Sullivan, Milton