Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
Tracy A. Miller
On March 13, 2014, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum directing the Department to update and modernize the Part 541 regulations.
Sebastian Chilco and Rachel Fendell Satinsky
What is "use" in commerce?
Sharon D. Stuart
Recent lessons from the Eleventh Circuit.
John F. Martin
Under the interim rule, the maximum penalties for workplace safety violations issued by OSHA will spike by 78.16 percent, effective August 1, 2016.
The Defendant Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (“DTSA”), was signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016. The new statute creates broad private federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and has been hailed as “the most sweeping change to the nation’s intellectual property laws in a generation or more.”
Martin C. Brook
The Michigan Supreme Court, in a 2002 case, has commented that a “cent or a pepper corn, in legal estimation, would constitute a valuable consideration.” Essentially, this means that courts refrain from evaluating the quality of the deal, i.e., whether it was good or bad for one party.
Randal J. Brotherhood
"It represents one of the most significant events in trade secret reform in years. The DTSA amends the Economic Espionage Act, which previously limited access to federal courts for trade secret theft to criminal prosecution."
Fortunately, for procuring authorities, process contracts can generally be excluded with a well-drafted exclusion clause in the tender.
Marc L. Zaken
Some employers have already prepared to comply with the new regulations and are ready to roll out new payroll practices next month. Do they hold off or press forward?
A court in Brazil temporarily blocked access to WhatsApp on the basis that its owner had shown “total disrespect for Brazilian laws." What happens now?
Daniel Kracov and Raqiyyah Pippins
The Food & Drug Administration responds to existing nutrient claims with re-evaluation, label updates.
Michael P. Nowlan
The president cannot unilaterally change immigration laws and regulations currently in place.
Patricia Brown Holmes and Leslie Davis
What Strata Occupants and Investors Need to Be Aware of Regarding the Strata Reform Due to Commence on November 30, 2016
For property investors, these changes have the potential to make life better or worse, depending largely on how well you understand and can work with these changes.
Anna Viladàs Jené
After many years of negotiations, on 27 April 2016, the European Regulation concerning the protection of individuals in respect of the processing of personal data and the free movement of this data (hereafter, “the Regulation”), has finally seen the light of day.
Harold P. Coxson, Jr.
On January 20, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, with an ambitious agenda set for the first 100 days, including the confirmation of his cabinet appointees and a yet-to-be-named Supreme Court nominee.
Historically, there has been vigorous debate among the residents of Puerto Rico for and against the privatization of public property and public services.
Alexandra A. Bodnar
The case will now return to the district court to implement the settlement and begin the payout to retired players. More than 100 former players opted out of the class settlement, reserving the right to sue the NFL on their own.
David Raizman and Amber L. Roller
Whatever type of business or public accommodation you operate, you may want to have a policy or protocol in place to evaluate, on a case-by-case basis, any requests for complimentary admission for a PCA.
Diane M. Saunders
The public-facing nature of their businesses also has an enormous impact on employment issues within retail establishments.
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti
Corinne E. Atton and April M. Breyer
The March 2017 statistics issued by PTAB report that across all technologies, all challenged patent claims are found patentable in only 19 percent of inter partes review (IPR) final written decisions.
Megan Erickson Moritz
The Department of Labor is proposing a hike to the salary threshold requirement for exempted employees.
When the world (almost) united to fight climate change.
Anthony J. Enea
The question most pet owners’ face is what steps they can undertake to ensure that their pet or other domestic animal is properly provided for in the event of their demise.
Michelle V. Rafter
While overall business bankruptcies dropped 5.4 percent through Q3, in excess of 300 stores filed for Chapter 7 or 11 in the same period, including big names like Toys “R” Us, Gymboree, and Payless ShoeSource.