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AP Scandal Demonstrates Need for Federal Shield Law to Protect Reporters
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Free Nationwide WiFi: Myths & Facts
Attorney Michelle Cohen: Increased Federal Enforcement of Mobile Commerce in 2013
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
FCC to Create Free National Super WiFi Network? Not Anytime Soon—Dana Frix
Corporate Law Report: Managing Cyber Risks, BYOD, Obama's NLRB Crisis, Iran Sanctions, and More
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Corporate Law Report: Economic Espionage Act, Top FCPA Enforcement Actions, Trademark Audits, and More
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The California Supreme Court has granted review of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. Swift Distribution, Inc., 210 Cal. App. 4th 915 (2d Dist. Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2012), review granted 152...more
Originally published in The Journal Record - March 14, 2013.
Your company just hosted a successful public event, perhaps a fundraiser for a local charity. The event is over, and all that remains is to post photos from...more
General liability insurance is frequently overlooked in business litigation. These policies, however, include coverage for “disparagement” and “malicious prosecution.” Both terms are construed broadly and may provide coverage...more
In This Issue:
- Written Contracts and the Statute of Limitations...Page 1
- Website Owners: Who is Liable for Third Party Postings on Your Website?...Page 2
- Business Tort Brings Sanctions...Page 3
A recent Fairfax County defamation case involving a consumer’s scathing postings against a contractor on Yelp and Angie’s List raises the issue as to who can be held liable for postings made by third parties.
In keeping with tradition, and gambling that there won't actually be any significant entertainment/media law occurrences between now and January 1, 2013 (which is probably a pretty safe bet), we offer our humble thoughts on...more
We are pleased to present the 21st edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we recap news about intellectual property rights, the sale of branded products and a U.S. lawsuit...more
Today we bring you Part Two of an article authored by our partner Ms. Emily Bayton and published by Law360 on October 16, 2012...
As an intellectual property lawyer and avid sports fan, I’m always interested in a case...more
Picture a sexy young bride, reclining sensuously on the nuptial bed. Smiling seductively, she lifts her wedding dress — a stretch white mini — to give her new husband a glimpse of the lingerie covering her private parts....more
The right of publicity — the legal doctrine that protects the right of celebrities to control and profit from their names, likenesses, and other aspects of their identities — is a familiar topic here at Law Law Land. But it...more
In a right to publicity case, the Ninth Circuit recently decided that consent to be photographed can be implied by conduct. In the unpublished decision in Shirley Jones v. Corbis Corp., Corbis used sample images of actress...more
A federal district court in Massachusetts was recently sucked into a false advertising dispute between manufacturers of competing vacuums and steam cleaners over alleged violations of Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act. The...more
Here’s the scenario: You’re a well-known athlete. You’ve worked hard to become the best in your game. You wake up one morning, grab your coffee, sit down at your computer and start to read the morning’s news. Much to your...more
Rumored to have known each other intimately in life, Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe have now symbolically met in death in the courtroom. A court has ruled that Einstein and his estate possess rights that other courts have...more
Michael Jordan recently learned that his achievements on the basketball court do not translate into success in court when his opponent is the First Amendment.
In a ruling against Mr. Jordan, a federal judge in Chicago...more
In This Issue:
*Q&A: What False Advertising and Trademark Plaintiffs Need to Know Following Landmark eBay Decision
*E=mc2, or the Publicity Rights of Albert Einstein
*Microsoft Announces Targeted Health Ads
Employers are now on full alert that employee’s online activity in the office and in the home has a direct, often beneficial/often detrimental impact, on the bottom line. And with each day’s headlines new complications and...more
Agenda for Today:
• Legal Issues – “Similar Issues, New Platforms”
(1) Educating Your “Speakers”
(2) Entity Use of Online Social Media Platforms - Defamation, IP, Privacy, Agency
(3) Entity Online Programs and...more
On Sept. 9, 2011, Judge Freda Wolfson of the United States District Court for the district of New Jersey issued a 67 page opinion that is not only the latest in a series of decisions involving Electronic Arts’ (EA) sports...more
In This Issue:
Congress Considers More Data Security, Breach Laws; FTC Takes Action Against Payday Lender; Controversy Over Basketball Wives; Privacy Suit Filed Over Use of ETags; NAD Weighs In on Dietary Supplement for...more
In this issue: The Situation is Asked Not to Cover His Situation With Abercrombie Anymore; The Kardashian - Sears Marriage Causes the Girls to End Up in Court.
Excerpt from 'The Situation...':
Abercrombie & Fitch...more
Most false advertising claims originate from an advertising statement. (For example, see Dan’s post last week on Sam Adam’s bottle cap advertising). However, a recent suit alleges false advertising based on what wasn't...more
How Can You Get Into Trouble Online?
• Cutting and pasting third party articles into blogs,
• Forwarding an email newsletter to a colleague without checking terms of...more
In This Issue:
- Fore! What Is It Good For? (In New York, Absolutely Nothing)
- Super Bowl Song Owner Shuffles into Court
- The House Doesn’t Always Win, Especially When it Disregards IP Rights
In This Issue:
Stacy Allen Speaks:
Monetizing A Virtual Identity – The recent class action case Keller v. Electronic Arts seeks to clarify the lines between the right to publicity, copyright law, and the right to free...more
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