Chief Judge Stark Denies Toshiba’s Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement of Patent-in-Suit

Chief Judge Stark Denies Toshiba’s Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement of Patent-in-Suit

By Memorandum Order entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants, Inc. v. Toshiba Corporation, et al., Civil Action No. 09-354-LPS (D.Del., August 27, 2014), the Court denied the Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,630,163 of defendants’ Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. and Toshiba America, Inc. (collectively, “Toshiba”).

SUPERIOR COURT DECLARES WHEN ‘FULL CUSTODY ANALYSIS” IS REQUIRED.

By | Pennsylvania Family Law | August 28, 2014
SUPERIOR COURT DECLARES WHEN ‘FULL CUSTODY ANALYSIS” IS REQUIRED.

A Superior Court decision reported last month lends new insight to questions of what kind of record lawyers and judges must make in a child custody case.  The requirement of a thorough record has been a mainstay of appellate law for many years but the landscape shifted somewhat when the General Assembly passed its latest custody statute, effective in 2011.

Massachusetts Employers Must Grant Leave to Victims of Domestic Violence

Massachusetts Employers Must Grant Leave to Victims of Domestic Violence

On August 8, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law An Act Relative to Domestic Violence.  In relevant part, Section 13 of the law requires employers with 50 or more employees toprovide up to 15 days’ leave in any 12 month period if 1) the employee or family member of the employee is a victim of abusive behavior; and 2) the employee is using leave to seek medical attention, counseling, victim services or legal assistance, to secure housing, obtain a protective order, or appear in court as related to abusive behavior against the employee or a family member.

DOJ Announces an $850,000 Settlement to Resolve Multiple Race and Familial Status Housing Discrimination Lawsuits

By | Fair Housing Defense | August 26, 2014
DOJ Announces an $850,000 Settlement to Resolve Multiple Race and Familial Status Housing Discrimination Lawsuits

Think that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has lost interest in prosecuting Fair Housing Act (FHA) discrimination cases?  Think again.  Earlier this week, DOJ announced that two property owners in Ohio agreed to pay $850,000 to settle lawsuits filed by the DOJ as well as other private parties and Ohio state officials claiming that the defendants discriminated on the basis of race and familial status at properties they formerly owned.

Gee Whiz! Sexual Harassment Claims Abound at Archie Comics – by Both Males and Females!

Gee Whiz!  Sexual Harassment Claims Abound at Archie Comics – by Both Males and Females!

Comic books were never this weird.    And certainly not Archies!

However, charges and countercharges of sexual harassment have been aired in the courts for more than 3 years.  Male execs who charged that the female CEO had harassed them were themselves just sued by female execs who claim that they were harassed by the men simply for having worked for the female CEO.  Got it?