The Seventh Circuit’s docket appears to be rife with cases involving little errors that turn out to have not-so-little effects.
Protecting Polka Dots and Zebra Stripes Through Copyright: Eleventh Circuit Affirms Ruling That Boot Designs Are Infringed (but Not Willfully)
A relatively common problem affecting the fashion industry is claims of copyright infringement over designs that appear on clothing and other merchandise.
Ever want to see the appellate equivalent of torture porn? Here’s a video that’s making the rounds of an oral argument from the Ninth Circuit in a case called Baca v. Adams.
On Monday, a unanimous United States Supreme Court, in a harshly critical opinion, overruled a decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that had in essence created a presumption that retiree medical benefits provided for in a collective bargaining agreement are per se vested, unless it can be proven by extrinsic evidence otherwise.
Don’t Sleep On This New Jersey Employers: State Supreme Court Adopts More Stringent Test to Claim Independent Contractor Status
Recently, in Hargrove v. Sleepy’s, LLC, the New Jersey Court issued a unanimous decision raising the bar for New Jersey employers seeking to classify individuals as independent contractors under New Jersey’s Wage Payment Law (governing time and mode of wage payments) and New Jersey’s Wage and Hour Law (governing minimum wage and overtime).
In Need of a Tune Up: Wisconsin’s Court of Appeals Considers Personal Jurisdiction in the Internet Age
Last year, we wrote about the Seventh Circuit’s interpretation of the emerging issue of personal jurisdiction in the context of internet activity. Courts understandably have been wary of subjecting businesses to broad jurisdiction in all 50 states based solely on an internet presence.
A recent decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals, Holland Ins. Group, LLC v. Senior Life Ins. Co., 766 S.E.2d 187 (Nov. 20, 2014), includes several excellent reminders regarding the enforceability (and unenforceability) of restrictive covenants in Georgia.
On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, the Second Circuit declined to grant an en banc review of its holding requiring a full Section 363 review of a claims sale in a Chapter 15 proceeding in the case of In Re: Fairfield Sentry Ltd.
On January 16, the Sixth Circuit issued a decision in an appeal by Chrysler dealerships that were closed in the process of Chrysler’s bankruptcy in 2009 but that met with success in federally-mandated arbitration aimed at reinstating and reopening those dealerships.