Luv N’ Care, Ltd., Nouri E. Hakim v. Lindsey Laurain, Eazy-PZ, LLC

Docket No. 2022-1905, -1970 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/22-1905.OPINION.4-12-2024_2300689.pdf)

REYNA, HUGHES, STARK

April 12, 2024

Brief Summary:  DC grant of LNC’s unclean hands defense affirmed; DC findings of no obviousness or inequitable conduct vacated and remanded.

Summary:   EZPZ appealed DC judgment against it for “unclean hands”, which the FC panel affirmed here.  LNC appealed DC judgment for EZPZ of no inequitable conduct (IE), which the FC panel vacated and remanded here.  The FC panel also vacated the DC’s grant of partial summary judgment (SJ) of invalidity for obviousness and order
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Craniofacial injuries can occur in various situations, from accidents to medical conditions, affecting the skull, face, and surrounding structures. Understanding these injuries, their types, treatments, and prevention methods is crucial for ensuring proper care and minimizing risks.
If you or your loved one has suffered craniofacial injuries because of motor vehicle accident or falls in Chicago and have any questions regarding your compensation, please contact us to schedule free consultation. You can reach us by calling (312) 598-0917 or by submitting our contact form.
Types of Craniofacial Injuries
Craniofacial injuries are things that hurt your head and face. There
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Medical malpractice in Illinois occurs when a medical professional fails to perform their duty of care to a patient. This may include acting negligently or recklessly during the diagnosis, treatment, or recovery process. Medical malpractice often results in further injuries, illness, or catastrophic impact on the patient.
If you suspect medical malpractice has happened to you or a loved one, contacting a skilled Illinois medical malpractice lawyer is essential to advocate for your rights.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice and Their Consequences
Medical malpractice can occur across a variety of fields and during diagnosis, treatment, surgical procedures, or the recovery
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It can be overwhelming to find law enforcement officers standing outside of your home, holding a search warrant when you do not even expect it. However, you must remember that you have rights. Understanding your rights if faced with a search warrant can help ensure that your rights are upheld. An Illinois lawyer can help guide you through the steps you should take if you find yourself in this challenging position.
Definition of Search Warrants in Illinois
A search warrant is a legal document issued by a judge that authorizes law enforcement officers to search a specific location, such
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Social media is part of most people’s lives. While you may share a lot of your life on social media, you should be careful if you are involved in a personal injury case and are tempted to post about it. Your social media activity can significantly impact the outcome of your claim. An Illinois lawyer can help you determine how your social media presence can affect your case and what you can do to protect your rights.
The Role of Social Media in Personal Injury Cases
Insurance companies and defense attorneys often use social media to investigate claimants and gather
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Parental alienation, which is when one parent tries to interfere with the relationship between a child and her other parent, sometimes happens in hostile marriages or divorces. Parental alienation affects the child deeply and can even be viewed as a form of child abuse in Illinois. In 2013 the Illinois legislature designated the month of April as Parental Alienation Awareness Month.
Because parental alienation is a serious concern, it is also a serious accusation and has legal consequences. Make sure you know the signs of parental alienation and what actions you can take if your child is being
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Today’s blog entry discusses the DOJ Title II final rule on web accessibility, including mobile apps. The final rule can be found here. As usual, a blog entry is divided into categories, and they are: 1) the actual regulations; and 2) highlights of DOJ response to comments and thoughts/takeaways
 
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Actual Regulations
 
PART 35—NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES 1. The authority citation for part 35 continues to read as follows: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 28 U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 12134, 12131, and 12205a. Subpart A—General 2. Amend § 35.104
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En el ámbito laboral, las lesiones pueden ocurrir inesperadamente y traer consigo una serie de dudas y procedimientos que deben seguirse con diligencia. Una de las preguntas frecuentes es si existe la obligación de acudir al médico que la empresa designa o si se puede optar por un médico de confianza. En Illinois, la ley de compensación al trabajador ofrece directrices claras al respecto.
Elección del médico según la legislación de Illinois
De acuerdo con la Ley de Compensación para Trabajadores de Illinois, usted tiene derecho a elegir su propio médico, con cargo al empleador, siempre y cuando sea razonable
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Godknows Theko (University of Botswana – Department of Law) recently published, The Nexus between Marriage & Succession Laws: Dissecting Estate Allocation and Governance in Botswana, 2024. Provided below is an Abstract: Navigating the intricate web of estate administration and distribution…
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Chicago, IL (April 18, 2024) – On Wednesday afternoon, officers with the Illinois State Police closed several lanes of a local highway due to a semi-truck crash and rollover on the I-94 off-ramp at Bishop Ford.
The Illinois State Police reported that the Stoney Island southbound feeder access to I-94 northbound was closed after the collision and the semi-truck’s subsequent rollover. The ISP tweeted about the accident around 2:00 p.m. but did not provide extensive details. According to local news footage, EMTs assessed and transported at least one person to a nearby hospital. No new information has been disclosed at
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Unanimous Ruling Finds That Prosecutors Have Flexibility on Forfeiture Orders
The United States Supreme Court recently held that federal courts can issue criminal forfeiture orders outside the prescribed deadline set by the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, resolving a circuit split on the issue. Although the Rules require that the courts enter forfeiture orders before sentencing to allow the defendant to submit revisions or modifications, the recent Court’s ruling effectively states that this rule is not absolute and allows flexibility by the government to bring forfeiture orders at a later date. In the case before the Court, Louis McIntosh was
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Tressler attorney Katerina Tsoukalas-Heitkemper will be presenting with Sheila Malchiodi of Associa Chicagoland at the Illinois Chapter Community Associations Institute’s (CAI-IL) April 2024 Dedicated Community Association Leader (DCAL) Board Member Education program on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, in Schaumburg, IL. Their course is titled “Fair Practices in Your Community.” We look forward to a great program! 

When: April 30, 20249:00am-1:00pm CSTClick here to register.Where:Community Associations Institute–Illinois1821 Walden Office Square., Suite 100Schaumburg, IL  60173

About the CourseIn this completely redesigned course, attendees will learn how to be fair and just in their actions affecting their community. Our presenters
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Was your injury or illness caused by medical malpractice? You may qualify to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for damages. Who can be held liable for medical malpractice depends on Illinois laws and the sequence of events. Medical institutions and various types of medical professionals can be held liable for your damages.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice in Illinois?

In Illinois, medical professionals take an oath to protect their patients from harm by providing proper medical care. Medical institutions and practitioners are held to strict health and safety standards for providing services to patients. Medical practitioners
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A broken pelvis is when the bone in your pelvis gets cracked or fractured. The pelvis is the big, strong bone at the bottom of your spine. When it breaks, it can really hurt and make it hard to move around. Sometimes, you might need to rest a lot or even have surgery to fix it. It’s important to be careful and get help if you think you might have a broken pelvis.
If you got hurt in an accident in Chicago, Illinois, and broke your pelvis, you can contact the Phillips Law Offices. You can call us at (312)
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Joliet, IL (April 17, 2024) – One person was killed, and four others were injured in a three-car crash in the Joliet area on Thursday night, Illinois State Police said.

Police said a Volkswagen Jetta sedan and a Chevrolet Silverado truck were heading north on IL-53 when a Cadillac sedan traveling south collided with both vehicles ahead of Louis Road. Officers said that the Volkswagen and the Chevrolet had struck the Cadillac. The driver of the Cadillac was pronounced dead, police added. Four other people were injured and transported to area hospitals. Further details were not immediately available, but an
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