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.
A Q&A with Ad Board member Andrey Goltsblat of Goltsblat BLP LLP discussing the legal climate in Russia.
Susan B. Gellman
Spitting against the wind.
José Vinícius Bicalho
Linda A. Klein
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.
Jennifer M. Kinsley
A threat to our democracy.
In these post-conviction cases, we look for Constitutional violations that deprived the defendant of a fair trial and undermined confidence in the outcome.
Martin B. Margulies
The Supreme Court has found the governing board of the town of Greece, New York opening its meetings with a prayer to be constitutionally unobjectionable.
Ideas can be stolen, just like the machines or products they were used to create.
Michael B. Fein
If the European Parliament and the 25 participating states were trying to emulate a U.S. patent and replace the present Balkanized system wherein each state has its own patent granting authority and courts handling patent litigation, it has failed miserably.
Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva and Camila Taliberti Ribeiro da Silva
A change of paradigm is urgent and requires a robust legislation on personal data protection.
Economists are very robust in pushing their ideas forward into legislation, and lawyers often pay no attention to the legal inconsistency of such innovations.
Antonio Muñoz Vico
It is beyond question that personality rights expire with death and that post-mortem protection of such a personal sphere should be limited to preserving memory.
Daniela Rivera Bravo, Gonzalo Muñoz Escudero, and Alejandro Vergara Blanco
Chile has an unequal distribution of water in its territory; the water legislation, however, is the same for the whole country.
Diego Felipe Valdivieso Rueda
The claimants’ workers’ compensation bar in Pennsylvania scored a significant victory when the state’s high court issued its decision in Protz v. WCAB.
The procedure applies only to infringements committed by users who make available to the public and upload content or works for which they do not own/control the copyrights. However, it does not apply to infringements committed by end users by downloading, peer to peer file sharing, streaming, or cloud computing.
Ethan Price-Livingston & David Y. Loh
One of the hallmarks of American admiralty and maritime law is the Limitation of Liability Act, which has been in existence since 1851 and permits a shipowner to limit its liability to the value of the vessel after the casualty.
Carol Steinour Young and Emily Hart
On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court settled the issue of whether an offensive name—in this case, an Asian-American rock band called “The Slants”—can properly be registered as a trademark.
Clifford J. Zatz and Josh Thomas Foust
The decision “may make it impossible to bring certain mass actions at all.”
Deborah Drooz and Barry Langberg
Holly K. Towle
One answer is that it’s bleak.
When the future isn't free.
Lyle D. Larson
Looking at the future of Chevron deference following Kennedy's unexpected departure.
Martin B. Margulies
A burning issue.
Thomas R. Julin
Corporations now use federal law to fight regulation.