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Christopher Renzulli and Peter Malfa Featured in For The Defense

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June 16, 2014: Defense Research Institute (DRI) recently featured an article co-authored by Christopher Renzulli and Peter V. Malfa, Construction Contracts: Personal Jurisdiction and Forum Selection Clauses, in its June 2014 Construction Law issue of For The Defense magazine, which can be found here.

The article addresses recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that redefine the importance of personal jurisdiction and forum selection clauses in drafting construction contracts, with particular emphasis on how regional district courts have applied the Supreme Court’s holdings.

As always, Renzulli Law Firm places a high priority on staying abreast of important issues affecting our industry and we endeavor to keep our colleagues informed of significant industry developments. We regularly publish important articles and information on this website, and often provide our colleagues with e-mail updates. For more information on any issues affecting the insurance and construction industries, contact Christopher Renzulli or Peter Malfa.

Implications of Recent U.S. Supreme Court Rulings on Attorneys’ Fees in Patent Infringement

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May 15, 2014: In a pair of rulings handed down last Monday, the court loosened restrictions on patent lawsuit fee-shifting, in which the losing party must pay the prevailing party’s attorneys’ fees in exceptional cases under the Patent Act (35 U.S.C.A. 285). The U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded Octane Fitness LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness Inc, and vacated and remanded Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, LLC, thereby abrogated the two-prong test in which a case is exceptional if both (1) the litigation is objectively baseless, and (2) the litigation is brought in subjective bad faith that was established in Brooks Furniture Mfg., Inc. v. Dutailier Int’l, Inc., 393 F.3d 1378, 1381 (Fed Cir. 2005)).

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Christopher Renzulli and Nicholas Whipple Featured in the Defense Association of New York Journal

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March 28, 2014: DEFENDANT, the Journal of the Defense Association of New York (DANY), recently featured an article co-authored by Christopher Renzulli and Nicholas Whipple, Understanding the Recalcitrant Worker Defense, in its Winter 2014 Labor Law issue.

The article addresses the Recalcitrant Worker Defense in the context of Labor Law § 240(1) claims, with particular emphasis on when the defense is best utilized and situations in which alternatives with less burdensome requirements would be more effective.

For more information please contact Christopher Renzulli or Nicholas Whipple.

Renzulli Law Firm Obtains PLCAA Dismissal for Large Nationwide Firearms Dealer

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March 18, 2014: Renzulli Law Firm, LLP recently obtained a complete defense judgment for a large, nationwide firearms dealer through a motion to dismiss pursuant to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (“PLCAA”).  In a case brought in the Supreme Court of Ulster County New York, plaintiff’s decedent, a twenty-three year old woman, lawfully purchased a shotgun after completing a 4473 form and passing a NICS background check.  Shortly after leaving the store, she used the shotgun to commit suicide in her car in the mall’s parking lot.

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Renzulli Law Firm Victory in Commercial Arbitration

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December 4, 2013: Renzulli Law Firm, LLP recently obtained a complete defense verdict from the American Arbitration Association in a case it arbitrated for one of its firearm industry clients.  In Sabre Defence Industries LLC v. Steyr Arms, Inc., et al. the bankruptcy trustee for the company that had previously manufactured AUG rifles in the United States commenced an arbitration proceeding against Steyr Arms, Inc. and Steyr Mannlicher GmbH, alleging that they had breached the contract pursuant to which it had manufactured AUGs for them and sought more than one million dollars in damages.

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RLF Speaks on Industry Outlook; California Ammo Sales Statute Unconstitutional

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November 18, 2013: Earlier this month Renzulli Law Firm offered insights on what the future holds for the firearms industry.  Speaking at the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers Expo, John Renzulli and Christopher Renzulli addressed a group of expo attendees in regards to recently passed legislation, its impact on the firearms industry and strategies for managing a business amidst these ongoing changes. RLF will also be presenting at January’s annual SHOT Show.  For more information about upcoming presentations, contact John F. Renzulli or Christopher Renzulli.

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RLF Addresses Nation's Best Sports

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October 17, 2013: Christopher Renzulli was recently asked to speak at the Nation’s Best Sports Fall Semi-Annual Show in Fort Worth, Texas.  Nation’s Best Sports, the largest sporting goods volume buying group in North America, has over 300 members which operate more than 800 retail stores, including many firearms and ammunition retailers.  This recent presentation focused on the new anti-gun laws passed this year as well as pending litigation challenging the new laws.  The presentation also addressed ways FFLs can protect their businesses amidst the waves of new legislation.

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