Haley Schaffer, partner in Maslon's Litigation Group and member of Maslon's Appellate Practice Group, and Leora Itman, associate in Maslon's Litigation Group, have co-authored an article for the May 11, 2015, issue of Minnesota Lawyer. The article, titled "Gemstones, ink cartridges and mattresses," discusses some of the "most fascinating" cases that address claims for false or misleading advertising and deceptive trade practices that faced Minnesota's federal and state judges as well is the U.S. Supreme Court justices in the last year and a half.
Haley Schaffer has represented local and national clients in a wide range of high-stakes business disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. Haley has particular expertise in ownership and governance disputes in corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. She also concentrates on various aspects of intellectual property disputes, including licensing, trade secrets, unfair competition, trademark, patent, and royalty-related cases. Haley frequently presents to the Minnesota Bar on a wide range of civil litigation and appellate topics and publishes regularly on these topics, including co-authoring two chapters in the recent Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual.
Leora Maccabee Itman practices in the areas of general business, construction, and tort & product liability litigation. She prides herself on exceptional legal service to businesses—from multi-million dollar companies to startups—facing conflicts and challenges that at minimum threaten to distract from the products they are selling and services they are providing to our community, and at maximum are bet-the-company matters.
To read the full article, go to: Minnesota Lawyer "Gemstones, ink cartridges and mattresses."