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Judge cuts out Black & Decker's $54M win vs Positec, orders new trial after key evidence came up short

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 13, 2017, 3:48pm

Black & Decker will need to try again in court to secure a judgment worth tens of millions of dollars it thought it was getting from China-based power tool maker Positec, who Black & Decker had accused of using a black-and-yellow color scheme to improperly mimic the B&D-owned DeWalt brand’s packaging to confuse consumers into buying its Rockwell tools.

Judge sends MDL over H&R Block anticipated loans to arbitration

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 30, 2014, 10:36am

A federal court will allow one of the nation’s largest for-hire tax preparers to head to arbitration to try to resolve multidistrict litigation over claims H&R Block unfairly and illegally preyed upon customers in persuading them to take out refund anticipation loans when completing their federal income tax returns.In her July 23 ruling, U.S. District Judge Joan B. Gottschall went against the plaintiffs'