Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Applied Medical Distribution Corp. v. Surgical Company B.V. (9th Cir. - Nov. 3, 2009)

A battle of the big law firms. It's Jones Day -- with 2300+ lawyers (represented here by svelte Brian Hoffstadt) -- on the side of the plaintiff-appellant, and Baker & McKenzie -- with 3800+ attorneys (represented here by the tanned, rested and ready Bruce Jackson) for the defendant-appellee.

Jones Day won most of what it was asking for below, but appealed on the one thing (an injunction against a pending suit in Belgium) that the district court didn't give 'em.

And the winner in the Ninth Circuit is . . . Jones Day. By a knockout.

So there you have it. Jones Day 2, Baker & McKensie 0.

(Don't get too excited, mind you. Jones Day had the better case on the merits. According to me as well as everyone who actually matters; e.g., Judges Fisher, Gould and England [the latter sitting by designation from the Eastern District of California].)