Unless protected by patent or copyright, functional product features may be copied freely by competitors

A distributor can be terminated by its supplier if the supplier does not approve of an asset sale

A successor entity may owe the federal government taxes

Courts have the inherent power and under rule 37 to sanction parties for not complying with discovery orders

The party seeking the injunction must demonstrate that there is an inadequate legal remedy and that the injunction is necessary to prevent great and irreparable injury

If a contract authorizes an award of attorneys’ fees, the right to a jury trial is required under Minnesota law

In Federal Court, a prevailing party has 14 days to request costs and attorneys’ fees from the date of judgment

Once the deposition has begun, the preparation period is over and the deposing lawyer is entitled to pursue the chosen line of inquiry without interjection by the witness’s counsel. Private conferences are barred during the deposition

The purpose underlying the rule of partial disclosure is one of fairness to discourage the use of the privilege as a litigation weapon

Contention Interrogatories Do Not Need to Be Responded to Until Discovery Closes

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