Alas, for those in the United States right now, we are in the silly season once again. Politicians are wasting millions of dollars with ads that impugn their opponents instead of discussing critical problems and potential solutions.
Speed is essential to success in the private sector. Being the first into a market with a good idea can launch a company into an unassailable position, or at least leave competitors with a years-long slog to try to catch up. Unfortunately, regulators rarely feel the same sense of urgency, and are sometimes surprisingly resistant to pressure and threats from legislators to pick up the pace.
Whenever one of our cannabis business lawyers speaks on what the future of recreational marijuana legalization will look like in California, we usually start by directing everyone to the Cole Memo.
One of the most important cases the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this year—at least with respect to antitrust law—involves the question of whether dentists in North Carolina can maintain a monopoly over teeth whitening services.
There’s a new roadblock for plaintiffs in the Business Court suing over trade secrets. It was imposed last week by Judge Bledsoe in DSM Dyneema, LLC v. Thagard, 2014 NCBC 50, and it bars the plaintiff from proceeding with discovery until the trade secrets allegedly being misused by the defendant are identified with “sufficient particularity.”
On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, clarifying what it means to be patentable subject matter.
The Libor-scandal based securities suit filed against Barclays and certain of its directors and offices will now be going forward.
Every so often I go deep into the backend of this blog to review and delete the draft blog posts (some little more than an idea) that have yet to see the light of the Internet page, and shouldn’t.
Up to today, the rule in legal malpractice litigation has been that Plaintiff was not required to appeal from a decision in order to sue his attorney.
As election season kicks into high gear, one thing is clear: there will not be any movement on manufacturing legislative policies on Capitol Hill until the “lame duck” session in December, if then.