On June 6, 2013, the European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs Council held legislative deliberations regarding key issues concerning the European Commission’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation (the “Proposed Regulation”).
I remember growing up and hearing the delightful words of Mr. Rogers, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor, Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won’t you be my neighbor?”
We will return to our regularly scheduled Branding 101 posts next week, but this week we wanted to share an alert with you about a way brand owners can protect their rights against infringers in the new online gTLD environment.
How the government will implement collecting DNA at the time of arrest remains a subject of discussion.
Over the past eight months, thousands of businesses across the United States received the same five-page letter from “The Licensing Team” of any one of 40 shell companies affiliated with MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC:
Nearly two years ago, Amy Hocevar and I posted a video on our blog discussing the “ins and outs” of seeking en banc review of panel decisions in the Sixth Circuit and highlighting the various pitfalls to avoid.
DOI Proposing Regulation of Fracking On Federal Lands: Is Such Regulation Coming to a Gas Well Near You?
The Department of the Interior (DOI) has circulated proposed rules that would regulate hydraulic fracking on federally owned lands. The proposed rules would impose requirements on companies extracting natural gas on such lands, including mandating disclosure of chemicals used in fracking operations.
In the court of law, having your privacy invaded isn’t enough. It won’t win you damages, and in the case of the National Security Agency obtaining phone records for all Verizon customers, it won’t get them to stop. No, anyone looking to litigate over this must prove direct quantifiable harm (usually monetary) to win in court, and even without that, there’s a number of other reasons it’s unlikely any consumers will be able to bring a successful challenge. Joining LXBN TV to explain why is attorney Andrew Hinkes of Berger Singerman and their blog, the E-Discovery Reporter.
As mentioned in a recent blog post, the American Bankruptcy Institute has established a Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. A video of testimony before the Commission’s June 4, 2013 field hearing in New York is available below.
No No No…Not in Our Court. Sixth Circuit Uses Dukes V. Wal-Mart to Block Class Certification and Extends It to Bar Hiring Discrimination Class Claims
In Davis v. Cintas Corp., No. 10-1662 (6th Cir. May 30, 2013), the Sixth Circuit affirmed the denial of a class certification bid in a sexual discrimination hiring case à la Wal–Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes and dismissed the plaintiff’s individual disparate treatment claim where the plaintiff claimed she was at least as qualified (if not more so) than male candidates who were hired.