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  • December 07, 2021

    'Bad Grammar' Doesn't Make Contract Ambiguous: 6th Circ.

    The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday rejected a former Rag-O-Rama worker's breach-of-contract dispute against her employer, holding that an "obvious grammar mistake" in the contract doesn't make it ambiguous and the clothing resale store was clearly permitted to let her go.

  • December 07, 2021

    4th Circ. Revives Former Hyatt Chef's Disability Benefits

    The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday revived a former Hyatt chef's disability benefits from Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. after he suffered a debilitating spinal cord infection, finding that the chef was incapable of full-time employment when his benefits were terminated.

  • December 07, 2021

    Wells Fargo Owed Mortgagor Duty Of Care, Calif. Justices Told

    A homeowner who claims he lost his home to foreclosure after Wells Fargo gave confusing communications about the status of his loan modification application urged the California Supreme Court on Tuesday to find the bank owed him a duty of care, arguing that recognizing such a duty would not be revolutionary.

  • December 07, 2021

    Fed. Circ. Says No Waiver In High-Profile CBP Contract Case

    The Federal Circuit on Tuesday revived a company's heavily-watched dispute over a $325 million U.S. Customs and Border Protection contract, ruling it had not waived its protest by failing to "diligently pursue" the case in the Court of Federal Claims.

  • December 07, 2021

    Cisco Rival Fights To Keep $2.7B Win Alive At Fed. Circ.

    Tech startup Centripetal Networks has put forward its case for keeping alive a $2.7 billion patent judgment it scored against Cisco in Virginia federal court, telling the Federal Circuit the royalties were reasonable and forcing another trial would defy "reason."

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