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Ethics Expert Comments on Minority Shareholder Rights WEST COAST Expert Case

Ethics Expert Comments on Minority Shareholder Rights

This case involves the minority shareholder and Chief Operating Officer of a C-corporation in Utah, where the owners of the company are taxed separately from the company itself. The minority shareholder was forced out of her role, but her former colleagues …

Startup Company Files Suit Over Unauthorized Trademark Use WEST COAST Expert Case

Startup Company Files Suit Over Unauthorized Trademark Use

When the former employee of a European organic foods startup used the company’s trademarks, she was sued for violating trademark law. After moving to Oregon in order to establish the US branch of the startup, the manager decided to found her own business …

3D Printer Design Allegedly Infringes on Patent WEST COAST Expert Case

3D Printer Design Allegedly Infringes on Patent

This case involves a large corporation, based in Idaho, that patented a design for a home-use 3D printer. The plaintiff’s printer allowed individuals to produce small, 3D objects from smaller space and had rapid prototyping capabilities. It also worked in  …

Publishing Company Falsely Advertises Book Anthology WEST COAST Expert Case

Publishing Company Falsely Advertises Book Anthology

This case involves a well-known author who had written and published numerous murder mystery novels. An editor of mystery anthologies entered into a publishing agreement with a publishing company, based in Idaho, to publish 12 original mystery stories in a …

Addiction Medicine Experts Discuss Injuries from Opioid Detox Procedure WEST COAST Expert Case

This addiction treatment case involves a young woman in Oregon who was addicted to opioids and consequently enrolled in an accelerated opiate detoxification program at a clinic. During the first week of her treatment, the patient saw her doctors at the c …

Security Experts Discuss Shooting at Nightclub Special Event WEST COAST Expert Case

This crowd management case involves a music event for an acclaimed DJ at a club in downtown Los Angeles. Alcohol was served at the event, which hosted over 100 event attendees, however there were relatively few members of the club’s staff present and a mi …

Family Medicine Experts Opine on Medication Withdrawal Injuries WEST COAST Expert Case

This addiction treatment case involves a 58-year-old veteran in California who was prescribed diazepam by her family medicine physician to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. She previously had trouble sleeping and frequent anxiety distress due to traum …

Delayed Treatment of Bowel Obstruction Leads to Fatal Injuries WEST COAST Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged patient who presented to an emergency room in California with complaints of gut pain, nausea, and vomiting. Despite her extreme pain, she was not taken for imaging studies for several hours, at which point X-rays indicated  …

Boating Service Sues over Unauthorized Trademark Use WEST COAST Expert Case

Boating Service Sues over Unauthorized Trademark Use

An insurance company in California was sued for trademark infringement after choosing to feature a popular boat rescue service in their advertisements. The boating service claimed that they had not authorized the use of their distinctive colors and designs …

Patient is Killed by Internal Bleeding While on Warfarin WEST COAST Expert Case

Patient is Killed by Internal Bleeding While on Warfarin

This case involves a male patient in California who presented to the defending hospital in order to have a routine surgical procedure. During the procedure, a portion of the patient’s bowel was injured, but they were able to stem the bleeding and conclude  …