Dewey LeBoeuf ended up in about the worst case scenario. Actually, no, definitely the worst case scenario. It’s hard to imagine things going any worst than people ending up in handcuffs. But there were steps along the way where Dewey could’ve done better, much better—and potentially saved themselves.
LXBN TV: Court’s Ruling On Takedown of Controversial Film Could Dramatically Shake Up Movie Distribution
The highly-controversial Innocence of Muslims film has caused much uproar throughout the world. When the film was released, it caused riots throughout the world—with the most notable incident being 2012 Benghazi attack. Some time as passed since then, but we’re seeing the lingering effects of the movie’s controversial nature as a ruling on its takedown from YouTube could have a major impact on movie distribution.
The Supreme Court ruled earlier this week, in Lawson v. FMR, that whistleblower protections under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act also apply to a public company’s private contractors. It’s a ruling that is currently getting a lot of attention as the impact of the decision is extremely far-reaching.
Though the motives behind the initial attempt were deemed questionable, that’s no concern now, as King.com—the makers of the popular Candy Crush mobile game—have abandoned their previous attempts to trademark the word Candy. Meanwhile, allegations have surfaced that they originally stole almost the entirety of their über-popular game.
We’ve seen it on other issues and we’re seeing it again with respect to creating a national data breach law: Congress can be quick to react to a major incident, but their follow-through isn’t always the best. Right now, we’re in the reaction phase with a data breach law as Congress has put forth five pieces of legislation on the matter.
Where does one draw the line between a business supporting an athlete or sports team—and piggybacking on their success? As evidenced by a recent suit coming out of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals involving Michael Jordan, a grocery store chain and a magazine ad, it can sometimes be hard to tell.
Open-source software, most of the time, is an amazing thing. You have the need for a specific feature or widget or what-have-you, and you can find it out there – for free – and plug it right into your existing work. But when you do that, it creates complexities. How can you sell something as proprietary if it includes open source code?
A little more than a year ago, it was apparently clear to President Obama and the White House that something needed to be done on the cybersecurity front. That has not changed, as the President affirms that there’s still work to be done, but a big step has been taken as the White House last week unveiled its final NIST Cybersecurity Framework—the culmination of a process that started with that executive order.
Office romance can be a tricky and dangerous thing, and not just for the individuals involved. If things turn sour, and even if they don’t, it can present a range of challenges for employers and stands to open them up to potential liability. However, there are things companies can do to protect themselves from things going sideways.
There’s been much written about how Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers’ provide their employees with affordable health benefits has been delayed yet again. But, that’s not entirely true. Balch & Bingham‘s Pepper Crutcher joins LXBN TV to explain what exactly these final rules really mean for the timing of the employer mandate, and what else employers should take away from these new rules. Crutcher is an author on the firm’s blog, the Affordable Care Act Review.