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Monitoring the Reopening

Case numbers are falling. Vaccination is proceeding. We may be on track for a return to in-person jury trials in federal court. The question is: When will we get there? Today, we have three bits of news on that topic:

  • On Friday, the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois continued the suspension of jury trials through April 5, 2021.

  • Also on Friday, the US District Court for the District of Minnesota continued the suspension of jury trials through May 2, 2021.

  • In the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Lorna Schofield has set a major patent infringement jury trial for May 3. Notably, however, the April 23 final pre-trial conference is telephonic.

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Michael S. Nadel Partner  Washington, DC Litigation & Dispute Resolution  Intellectual Property  Trust & Estate Controversy  Commercial Litigation  Patent Litigation  Trade Secrets Litigation  Trademark and False Advertising Litigation  Technology  Alcohol Industry  Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Intellectual Property  Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Litigation
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Michael S. Nadel is the co-head of the Firm’s litigation practice in Washington, D.C. He is an accomplished first-chair trial attorney. Michael has handled numerous jury trials, bench trials, and injunction proceedings in federal and state courts around the country. He has won high-profile cases involving breach of contract, trade secret theft, patent and trademark infringement, and the False Claims Act. Michael won the first jury verdict obtained by any litigant under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the recently enacted federal trade secret statute.

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Jennifer Routh focuses her practice on complex civil litigation. She has achieved notable successes for her clients including significant summary dispositions and through trial to final judgment. She recently tried three cases in the span of twelve months, all of which resulted in victories for her clients. One of those cases resulted in the first jury verdict under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. In addition to her trial victories, Jennifer has achieved complete dismissal of cases based on motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment.

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