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A huge congratulations to Cris and Valeska!

Our friend and client has just been appointed and approved as the newest Brazilian Supreme Court Justice.

Cristiano Zanin new top court justice after 58–18 vote

The Brazilian Senate approved the nomination of lawyer Cristiano Zanin for the Supreme Court by 58 votes to 18 during a plenary session Wednesday (Jun. 21). President Lula’s choice to take Justice Ricardo Lewandowski’s place, future Justice Zanin was approved by Congress after a nearly eight-hour–long confirmation hearing…

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Dimitrius & Associates’ international consulting/trial work continues to expand!

Dish owes $470m

Dimitrius & Associates is honored to be a part of Richard Williams, Samuel Straight and David Jordan’s success in representing ClearPlay.

The jury agrees with ClearPlay’s case against the firm—Dish told it owes $470m to ClearPlay for patent infringement

…the 10-day trial concluded last week after Dish had been accused of infringing patents about its “autohop” feature. This led to ClearPlay, the company that developed a program used to edit out sex and swearing from movies, to pursue legal action against the cable TV giant.

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Alex Murdaugh Murder Trial Comes to an End

After six weeks of testimony, South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of his wife and son.

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Jury Selection Begins for the Alex Murdaugh Double Murder Trial

Brazil’s Lula beats Bolsonaro in stunning political comeback

Congratulations to our client, Lula, on his amazing return to the presidency of Brazil.

Brazil’s Lula beats Bolsonaro in stunning political comeback

Leftist former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva won Brazil’s presidential runoff Sunday, beating right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro with 50.90% of the vote, according to the country’s election authority.

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Jury Convicts Paul Flores

Dimitrius & Associates was proud to work with the prosecution on this case.

A jury convicted Paul Flores of murdering college student Kristin Smart in 1996

The last man seen with Kristin Smart was convicted Tuesday of killing the college freshman, who vanished from a California campus more than 25 years ago, but his father was acquitted of helping him conceal the crime.

Jurors unanimously found Paul Flores guilty of first-degree murder. A jury in a separate trial found his father, Ruben Flores, not guilty of charges of being an accessory to murder after the fact. The conflicting verdicts were read moments apart in the same courtroom.

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Brazil probe violated ex-President Lula’s rights

Dimitrius & Associates was honored to be part of Lula’s legal team.

U.N. committee finds Brazil graft probe violated Lula’s rights

The U.N. human rights committee said on Thursday that Brazil graft investigators violated due process in bringing a case against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that led to his imprisonment and barred him from running for office in 2018.

The finding follows a decision last year by Brazil’s Supreme Court to annul his corruption conviction, allowing him to run for president again in this October’s election.

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Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all counts

In one of the final trials of 2021, Dimitrius & Associates was honored to assist Mark Richards and Corey Chirafisi in the defense of Kyle Rittenhouse.

Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all counts

A Wisconsin jury on Friday found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty in the fatal shooting of two men during protests in Kenosha last year, capping a trial that touched on issues of gun rights and race.

Rittenhouse, 18, from nearby Antioch, Illinois, was cleared on all five charges related to his actions on Aug. 25 last year, during protests over the shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, by a white Kenosha police officer.

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Jury Awards Singaporean Plastics Co. $14.5M

Dimitrius & Associates was proud to be a part of this victory for SinCo.

Ropers Majeski Secures $14.5M Jury Verdict for Tech Manufacturer in Trademark Infringement Case

Ropers Majeski, a multi-national law firm representing clients in litigation and transactions internationally, secured a $14.5 million trademark infringement jury verdict in the U.S. Court for the Northern District of California (N.D. Cal) on November 17 for client SinCo Technologies (SINCO), a Singapore-based supplier to tier-one OEM consumer electronic tech companies. Litigation Partner Lael Andara led the Ropers Majeski trial team.

“We’re grateful that the jury unanimously and clearly understood and agreed with our assertion that initial interest confusion occurred,” said Andara. “Ultimately, such willful behavior stifles innovation, slows product development, chills entrepreneurialism, and has the potential to impact the end consumer experience negatively. Hopefully, this substantial verdict serves as a deterrent to similar activity in the future.”

SINCO sued its contract manufacturer Sinco Electronics (Dongguan) Co. (subsidiary of Jinlong Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd.), now called “XINGKE,” for trademark infringement on Sept. 22, 2017, in N.D. Cal. XINGKE claimed an affirmative defense of abandonment. SINCO initially granted its contract manufacturer XINGKE a geographically limited license to use its trademark in China within the scope of work for SINCO before 2016. XINGKE was acquired by a competitor of SINCO in 2016, under the direction of Mui Liang Tjoa.

Shortly after the acquisition, SINCO learned its employees Mark Liew and Cy Ng, who were stationed in China to oversee SINCO’s interests at the factory, had traveled to the United States to meet with SINCO’s customers—without the knowledge and permission of SINCO. Before resigning from SINCO, defendants Liew and Ng introduced Tjoa to SINCO customers in the U.S. during several unauthorized visits in 2016 and 2017. XINGKE and its agents used SINCO’s trademarks registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the previous relationship of its employees to divert SINCO’s business to China. In 2018, Federal Judge Edward Chen issued a preliminary injunction banning the defendants from using “SinCo” and “SinCoo.”

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