In The News

    • May 2, 2014
      '2nd Circ. Accepts CERCLA ‘Act of War’ Defense In 9/11 Row'
      Law360
      Leah Ward Sears
      Schiff Hardin partner Leah Ward Sears was quoted in this article after the Second Circuit ruled in favor of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, among others. The Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s ruling that Defendants are not liable under CERCLA, because the events of September 11, 2001 constituted an 'act of war' within the meaning of CERCLA's affirmative defense. The long-running litigation arose when Cedar & Washington Associates LLC uncovered concrete, asbestos, lead, mercury and other finely ground substances that environmental regulators required it to remediate before it could convert its office building into a 19-story hotel. Ms. Sears said the firm is very pleased with the Second Circuit’s ruling under the particular circumstances of this case.
    • September 29, 2009
      'Add Knockoff Bags to Web Hosts' Woes'
      National Law Journal
      This article about a $32 million judgment against two Web hosting firms for contributory trademark infringement, in the form of counterfeit handbag sales, quotes Schiff Hardin partner David Jacoby. Mr. Jacoby comments on the responsibility of Web site hosting companies when fake brand-name goods are being sold online using their services.
    • September 15, 2009
      'Twitter Sued Over User Posing As Energy Co. Oneok'
      Law360
      This article, on a trademark infringement claim against the social networking site Twitter by an Oklahoma energy company, quotes Schiff Hardin attorneys Judith Roth and David Jacoby. Ms. Roth and Mr. Jacoby comment on the significance of the case, in which a Twitter user adopted the company's name, in the evolving 'Wild, Wild West' world of IP in the online realm.