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.
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.
Is it a problem to use an app on your phone, such as TapeACall or Automatic Call Recorder, to record a call?
Jeff C. Dodd, Tonya Gray, Ben Setnick, John R. Hutchins, Rose Cordero Prey, and Mark A. Chapman
This week, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court undid the settled practice of virtually nationwide venue for patent infringement cases.
Bernard J. Bobber
The dangerous intersection of racial bigotry and labor law.
Neil S. Dornbaum
This guide is intended to serve as a resource for management on travel and immigration-related concerns.
Brian G. Grant
It is therefore imperative for lawyers practicing in the field to understand the principle areas of potential municipal liability and to understand both the limits of municipalities’ liability and the specialized statutory defenses available to municipalities.
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.
Kathleen Campbell Walker
Stove-piped legal representation is not advisable (e.g., only focusing on one agency segment or one portion of a filing process).
Ann Holden Kendell
In Cooper Tire & Rubber Company v. NLRB (Case 08–CA–087155), a bargaining unit employee yelled racist statements to African-American replacement workers while he was on a picket line.
Paul C. Van Slyke
The second of a two-part look at updates to the U.S. trademark registration process, and what to expect if yours was selected for an audit.
Ann E. Evanko
New York's Stop Sexual Harassment Act goes into effect in October 2019.
Martha J. Schoonover
The recent raids of dozens of 7-Eleven stores by U.S. immigration agents and the corresponding arrest of 21 individuals for immigration-related violations were widely covered as the largest immigrant enforcement crackdown undertaken by the Trump administration to date.
Caplin & Drysdale
JCOPE's new comprehensive lobbying regulations will close loopholes and make key changes to grassroots and direct lobbying starting January 2019.
Anthony J. Enea
A joint bank account is a ubiquitous and popular way to own an account with one’s spouse, children, loved ones and friends.
Anthony J. Enea
There are numerous legitimate and logical reasons for the creation of a joint account. However, when an Article 81 Guardianship Proceeding is commenced and the Alleged Incapacitated Person (“AIP”) has accounts jointly owned with another person, it is imperative for the Petitioner to determine the reason the joint account(s) was created ...
Julie Desrosiers and Michael Shortt
The nine judges of the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the so-called “promise doctrine” was not part of Canadian patent law, and laid out a new approach to the utility requirement which substantially lowers the bar to proving usefulness of patented inventions.
Christopher W. Savage
Marlene Z. Stanger
Last year saw an unprecedented rise in the number of requests for evidence issued by the USCIS for H-1B cases that were filed as part of the annual “Cap Case” lottery.
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.
Suzanne K. Sukkar
The assessments of President Donald J. Trump’s first year in office have had a recurring stormy theme.
Brand owners seeking to obtain exclusive rights in their advertising slogans for campaigns encompassing the United States and Europe should bear in mind certain well-established principles.
Caroline Helbronner and Sean Maxwell
The case serves as a reminder of the importance of carefully drafting the benefit provisions in supplemental plan texts where members of the underlying registered plan are subject to pension legislation that provides for grow-in benefits on termination of employment.
What is "use" in commerce?
Diane M. Saunders
The public-facing nature of their businesses also has an enormous impact on employment issues within retail establishments.
Barry M. Heller
That result would strike at the core of franchising and would risk the loss of all of the benefits that franchising has provided to franchisees, employees, and society in general.
Holly M. Polglase and Matthew E. Bown
The Supreme Court decides the meaning of Article 10(A) of the Hague Service Convention.
The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Act) has been amended by the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) (the Amending Act). The Amending Act introduces a mandatory data breach notification regime where an “eligible data breach” occurs. The amendments will commence on February 23, 2018, unless they are proclaimed to commence earlier.
Maria I. Casablanca
Immigration worksite enforcement has become a balancing act between verifying eligibility to work and avoiding discrimination; thus it has merged two fields of law: labor and employment law with immigration and nationality law.