It will be interesting to see whether Fortress can succeed where its Public IP Company borrowers failed – and if it does why. It will also be interesting to see how much money Fortress will be willing to throw at a very challenging target and whether the mere addition of money will make a difference.
The White House is vetting judges for Delaware. http://www.delawarelawweekly.com/id=1202797234462/White-House-Vetting-Del-Senators-Picks-for-District-Court-Seats?mcode=1202617074375&curindex=0&slreturn=20170806083406
Interesting article on the state of play in the Oil States Energy case.
The current tend in administrative law does not bode well for the current system staying unscathed. It will be interesting to see if the Supreme Court also takes up the related questions of the constitutionality of administrative law judges in other agencies. There are definitely lots of cases pending which could become a good vehicle for a complete rewrite of administrative procedures. For example – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/business/dealbook/in-house-judges.html?mcubz=1
The U.S. International Trade Commission apparently has issued an exclusionary order (i.e., a form of injunctive relief) on an SEP. The written opinion behind the initial determination is still confidential. It will be interesting to see if it is upheld in the final determination.
At least the big Western ones it would seem, if this recent shouting match is anything to go by.