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Recent State Supreme Court Decision Prompts Repeal of Michigan Multistate Tax Compact (MTC)

Public Act 282 of 2014, signed into law by Governor Snyder on September 11, 2014, repeals the Multistate Tax Compact's three-factor apportionment election for multistate businesses, effective as of January 1, 2008. The Act is an…more

Lawyers for multiple small companies have accused search engine giant Google Inc. of stealing from their clients’ trade secrets

In the past lawyers for multiple small companies have accused search engine giant Google Inc. of stealing and profiting from their clients’ trade secrets. In the case of VSL Communications, their lawyers claim that Google did the same…more

OSHA Announces Final Rule Changing List of Establishments Required to Keep Records and Reporting of Work-Related Injuries

On September 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule changing the list of establishments required to keep records and reporting of work-related injuries. The new rule goes into effect…more

Fannie Mae Authorizes Servicers To Waive Deficiency Judgment Rights, Announces Other Servicing Policy Updates

On September 8, Fannie Mae advised in Servicing Guide Announcement SVC-2014-16 that servicers now have discretion to waive Fannie Mae’s deficiency judgment rights if doing so will help resolve foreclosure delays based upon individual…more

Planet of the Drones: The Evolution of Privacy Laws in Light of Emerging Drone Technology

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), more popularly known as drones, are a complex and transformative technology that has demonstrated its value in military applications across the globe. Although the Federal Aviation Administration…more

North Dakota Good Faith Purchasers: At What Point is Notice Relevant?

The Question - In order to be a good faith purchaser, a party must not have actual or constructive notice of another’s rights. Northern Oil and Gas v. Creighton asked, When should the determination of whether a party has notice be…more

Update: Patent valuation documents are relevant to this patent case

Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. JP Morgan Chase & Co. et al. Case Number: 1:13-cv-03777 - Last month, we reported that the court concluded that documents relating to patent valuation “have little or no relevance” to this…more

Why Are Companies Getting Sued Under the Video Privacy Protection Act? - Minimizing Your Company's Risk of a VPPA Lawsuit Requires Technical Astuteness and Being Proactive

Plaintiffs' class action attorneys have filed a cascade of recent Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) suits against major brand names. These suits can present a significant exposure because the VPPA provides for statutory penalties…more

Court Denies Motion To Dismiss For Lack Of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

In prior proceedings, Glory Wealth obtained an England arbitration award against Industrial Carriers, Inc. (ICI) and a confirmation of the award in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York…more

Editorial: Drowning in Place: Local Government Costs and Liabilities for Flooding Due to Sea-level Rise

Many areas of Florida are experiencing increased tidal flooding due to sea-level rise (SLR). Florida has experienced eight to nine inches of SLR over the past 100 years. The roughly four and one-half inches of rise in the last 50 years…more

[Video]FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 89, interview with Jim McGrath on the NFL investigation scandal

In this episode of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I visit with Jim McGrath, founder of the Internal Investigations Blog. Jim talks about corporate internal investigations and lessons which may be learned from the NFL's handling…more

Ownership and enforcement of Community Trade Marks for businesses not based in the European Union

This article deals explains how non-EU based Community trade mark owners can effectively own and enforce their CTMs. I suggest that one of the most effective ways of enforcing CTMs is to place them within a holding company based in an…more

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