There’s never been more money pouring into sports television contracts then there is right now. A rapidly changing TV landscape has left sports programming as one of the last holdouts to remain immune to technological developments with on-demand video. But while the intersection of sports and television has benefited greatly from a favorable regulatory environment, that may soon change as both the FCC and lawmakers are taking a look at ending sports blackouts.
To Ring in the New Year, Court Dismisses the EEOC’s Largest Pattern or Practice Lawsuit for Its Failure to Satisfy Its Duty of Pre-Lawsuit Investigation
In one of the first workplace rulings of 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Western District Of New York granted an employer’s motion for summary judgment in EEOC v. Sterling Jewelers Inc., Case No. 08-CV-706 (W.D.N.Y. Jan. 2, 2014), and dismissed the lawsuit because the Commission failed to show that its pre-lawsuit investigation was consistent with the scope of the nationwide pattern or practice allegations of pay and promotion discrimination in its lawsuit.
On December 9, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) requested comments concerning potential changes to its Process Safety Management (“PSM”) program that could have a significant impact on oil field operations.
As I have discussed in other blog posts, communications with in-house counsel that are not for the purpose of obtaining legal advice are not privileged. But what happens when outside counsel is hired to investigate a claim of harassment in the workplace and a second outside counsel is hired to provide legal advice?
For more than a decade, a New Jersey appellate court’s opinion guided courts nationwide as they determined whether to enforce subpoenas for the identities of anonymous online speakers.
Top Picks for Trusts and Estates Lawyers: “Sycamore Row,” by John Grisham and “Devil in the Grove,” by Gilbert King
If you’re law practice involves inheritance disputes, you’ll want to read “Sycamore Row,” by John Grisham. In his latest novel Grisham comes back to his roots, revisiting: small-town Mississippi lawyer Jake Brigance, who we first met in Grisham’s break-through thriller turned Hollywood blockbuster “A Time To Kill” (Jake is played by Matthew McConaughey in the movie version); and the will contest, a plot device Grisham mined to great effect in “The Testament,” his 10th novel.
Anyone with experience in the construction industry knows that form construction contracts are routinely used to memorialize agreements for the construction of new projects.
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published the long-awaited HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule (Final Rule), which includes the most sweeping changes to HIPAA since the Privacy and Security Rules were released.
The U.S. Patent Act provides that an inventor is barred from obtaining patent rights for an invention, and the invention goes into the public domain, when a patent application is not filed within one year of certain activities of the inventor that make the invention available to the public.
We sheepishly take notice that we have spent precious little blog space in the last number of months on the issue of retaliation, which is a big part of discrimination law and a major cause in the rise of discrimination charges.