The most recent Marshall Division patent scheduling conferences took place January 28, and here are the results.
It may lack the drama of the Packard sawmill burning down on Twin Peaks, but if an order applying settlement credits and awarding court costs doesn’t get your heart racing, why do you even have a bar card anyway?
A case involving suspension of a provider’s Medicare reimbursement payments generated three orders on motions to dismiss, to seal and for injunctive relief from the EDTX’ new judge in Beaumont.
Yes, this is a real site – here – and the plaintiff in this case will have the opportunity to use it.
This is a sex discrimination case in which the magistrate judge recommended that summary judgment be granted in part – a recommendation that the district judge accepted.
Back across the street yesterday for scheduling conferences in patent cases, followed by scheduling conferences in everything else. The cases discussed below are for Judge Gilstrap’s share of the Marshall patent docket, as well as the Lufkin patent docket and one Sherman patent case.
Whenever the makeup on a district court’s bench changes, though retirements or the addition of new judges, the docket is reallocated. Last week saw a significant reallocation of the Eastern District’s cases due to the arrival on the bench of Judge Jeremy Kernodle in Tyler and changes in Senior Judge Ron Clark’s docket. I wanted to go through the changes and what they mean in the affected divisions.
This opinion by Judge Clark provides some insight into how courts view redaction requests. The parties in this case sought to redact their production costs, per-unit profits and sales figures from a transcript of the case management conference.
It didn’t go well.