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FEATURED ARTICLES

Workers Compensation
As the weather turns warmer, many employers are encouraging fitness activities or sponsoring employee picnics. Of course, fitness can improve your... Read More >
Energy, Climate, Smart, Grass, Plug
This year’s New York State budget offered numerous headline grabbing changes, yet one of the less-heralded portions has the highest potential... Read More >
House, Money, Real Estate
On April 27, 2016, the ever-perilous legal landscape for Massachusetts residential landlords developed an additional potential pitfall. The statute... Read More >
Dad, Child, Videogames,Nintendo, Patent
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a summary judgment of no infringement while reversing a summary judgment of indefiniteness,... Read More >
Senate, Trade Secrets Act
by: P.J. Kee
We recently reported that the U.S. Senate passed the Defend Trade Secret Act (“DTSA”), which would create a federal private cause of... Read More >
Merger, False Claims Act
Department of Justice (DOJ) recently entered into a settlement of a qui tam lawsuit against Pfizer, Inc. and its subsidiary Wyeth LLC.  Pursuant... Read More >
Advertising, Peer to Peer Mobile
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the broad applicability of the financial prong of the eligibility test for covered business... Read More >
Businessmen
In a case of first impression regarding whether communications between a non-lawyer patent agent and a client are legally privileged, a split panel... Read More >
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MACRA Reauthorization
On April 27, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a pre-publication... Read More >
Paperwork, DOL, Regulator
All employers should examine their use of labor and employment service providers to mitigate... Read More >
Congress just passed a major revision to U.S. trade secrets law, with enactment upon the President’... Read More >
box, business woman
Accounting and financial disclosure issues are increasingly becoming the focus of litigation – both... Read More >
internet of things
On April 27, the US Senate Commerce Committee approved the Developing Innovation and Growing the... Read More >

Federal Court News

Handcuffs, Security Fraud

The federal government has brought the first ever criminal securities fraud charges in connection with a municipal bond financing, following an investigation by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, according to...

Patent, PTAB

When deciding how to describe goods and services in a trademark application, applicants often err on one side of two extremes: 

  1. they either describe their goods/services very specifically,...

Retirement, ERISA, Sun Capital Litigation

On March 28, 2016, in an alarming decision in the Sun Capital litigation1, the Federal District Court ruled that two Sun Capital Fundstogether owning 100 percentof Scott Brass Inc. (SBI),...

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Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer of the District of Connecticut recently released an opinion that is significant to litigants on either side of a covenant not to sue. In a complex case with a host of claims and counterclaims asserted...

State Court News

Wyoming, Senate, Sign

As reported by the Wyoming Business Report, Wyoming Republican Senator Mike Enzi and Colorado Democrat Senator Michael Bennet...

Gavel, desk, Federal Circuit

The Federal Circuit today denied a challenge to its venue precedent in patent infringement cases, rejecting arguments that a U.S. district court should be precluded from hearing a patent infringement action over a non-resident...

South Dakota Tax

On March 22, 2016, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed into law Senate Bill 106, which requires any person making more than $100,000 of South Dakota sales or more than 200 separate South Dakota sales transactions to...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

German Court sends online sales bans to ECJ

On 25 April, the German Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt filed a request for a preliminary ruling with the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) in a case that turns on the ability of branded goods manufacturers to protect the...

European Commission Publishes First Capital Markets Union Status Report

On April 25, the European Commission (EC) published its first status report (Report) on work undertaken as part of the Action Plan on Building a Capital Markets Union (Action Plan), adopted and published by the EC in September...

Korean flag

Effective August 3, 2016, all foreign manufacturing facilities that produce food and food packaging to be sold or marketed in Korea must be registered. This applies to all facilities producing food; food additives; and ...