Earlier this year, I did a post entitled, Buying A Chinese Company? Why China Deals DON’T Get Done. In that post, I talked of how a very high percentage of the China deals on which my law firm represents the foreign buyer simply never happen.
Most businesses are careful not to post confidential proprietary information on the public face of their website.
U.S. V. Caronia: Second Circuit Recognizes Significant First Amendment Protections for Off-Label Promotion
On December 3, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a significant opinion in United States v. Caronia, concerning the application of the First Amendment to off-label promotion.
Nowadays, there’s a lawyer for almost anything. Cottage law? You bet. Swimming pools? Oh yeah. Lettuce lawyers? Oh definitely. Why then don’t we see the same niche focus from legal service providers—at least in the larger segments like construction, employment, privacy, etc.? As ClaimKit CEO Chris Cheatham explains, we should see eDiscovery providers who are much more specialized, and lawyers who are more educated and involved in the discovery process. Cheatham is also author of the Green Building Law Update.
Remember that Supreme Court decision involving alleged retaliation based on an oral complaint of violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act? The plaintiff in the case is now going to get a jury trial.
California Mobile Privacy Enforcement Takes Flight; All Companies Offering Mobile Apps to Consumers Should Prepare for Landing
Following a year in which she repeatedly announced her intention to make mobile privacy a priority, California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed the first mobile privacy enforcement action against Delta Air Lines.
The design patent is perceived by many designers and patent attorneys as being a relatively weak and impotent patent protection mechanism as compared with the better-respected utility patent.
In my presentations on social media this year, I’ve talked a bit about the Phonedog v. Kravitz case where an employer sued a former employee who continued to use the company Twitter account he had started.
On December 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced that the online advertising company Epic Marketplace, Inc. (“Epic”) agreed to settle charges that it engaged in “history sniffing” to secretly and illegally collect information about consumers’ interest in sensitive medical and financial issues.