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Ever wondered if Google could benefit from digital advertising to court users? Taking notice of the technology developed by the San Diego based Impact Engine, Google invited them to meetings to discuss a potential partnership. Rather than a partnership, the end result was patent infringement and a lawsuit filed in July 2019. According to the lawsuit filed in federal court in July 2019,” Google invited Impact Engine to multiple meetings at its Mountain View headquarters, required Impact Engine to provide prototypes, documentation, and source code, and falsely promised a cooperative partnership to bring Impact Engine’s ideas to Google’s larger platform.”…
Steven and Gloria’s property had a landscaped yard that included a 30 years old Monterey tree. The roots of the tree extended on Mr. Patel’s yard, their neighbor, causing some cracking on his walkway where it went across the tree roots. Mr. Patel decided to hire a contractor to excavate along the length of his yard and sever the roots of the tree down to a level of approximately three feet. This resulted in a lawsuit by Steven and Gloria, who claimed that the tree became unsafe, a nuisance, unable to support life, and had to be removed at their…
  A party to a lawsuit served with the complaint may have an opportunity to end the case early by filing a motion to dismiss, known in California as a demurrer. The summary below illustrates such a scenario. Once upon a recent time, there were three colleagues employed by a Silicon Valley company specialized in manufacturing of raw materials used in the semiconductor industry (quartz, silicon, ceramic, etc). The owners of the company intended to sell it and wanted to ensure that the employees would stay with the company and continue working until the sale was completed. As an incentive…
Filing for bankruptcy – difficult decision For most people, the decision to file for bankruptcy is a difficult one, as they struggle to balance financial and ethical realities. Facing insurmountable debt, one must consider the bankruptcy filing against known or perceived disadvantages such as impact on credit rating, difficulty to secure housing or future credit, as well as the bankruptcy moral implications. The bankruptcy code is offering a reconciliation of two opposing goals: offering the chance of a new start to the honest debtor while equitably distributing insufficient assets among the creditors. The Coronavirus pandemic triggered almost 300,000 bankruptcy filings…