In The News Today - July 1, 2014

July 01, 2014

When Oregon home builder Justin Wood was targeted by a patent troll seeking to cash in on a common construction technique that has been "used for decades" — Wood decided to fight back. Watch the full story at

A Pennsylvania appeals court has reversed a Philadelphia County jury’s judgment against a defendant in an asbestos lawsuit, concluding that "the statute of repose bars the plaintiffs’ claims." (Legal Newsline)

"While not a sea change in the law, Halliburton II should make it more difficult for plaintiffs to obtain class certification and the settlement leverage that comes with it," note six Jones Day attorneys in a post on Lexology. The decision adds a valuable tool for the defense of securities fraud class action cases. (Lexology)