Appellate Court Ruling Favors Economic Freedom, Marketplace Competition

On October 7, 2016, in Joe Sanfelippo Cabs, Inc. v. City of Milwaukee, Judge Posner, writing for the unanimous United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, held that the City of Milwaukee’s decision to allow new taxi…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Transportation

DC Court of Appeals Rules CFPB’s Structure is Unconstitutional

On October 11, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) structure is unconstitutional. PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial…more
| Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

[Event] 2016 Long Term Care Legal Update: Insights and Best Practices for Risk Mitigation in Employment and Litigation Claims - November 4th, Roanoke, VA

Please join LeClairRyan at Charter Hall in Roanoke's Market Building for a complimentary midday presentation (lunch served) on strategies to combat today's legal concerns. Our attorneys will share insights to help you manage…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law, Professional Malpractice

Guardianship Petitions by Long Term Care Facilities

This blog post explains how long term care facilities (LTCFs) can consider utilizing guardianship and conservatorship petitions for problematic situations where a resident has named an agent under a power of attorney (POA), and…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Be Smart

At the dawn of portable electronic devices, they were primarily work-related productivity tools. Often, employers would purchase (or lease) devices and distribute them to their need-to-have employee base. It’s not so long ago…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements Soon Prohibited for Skilled Nursing Facilities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published final regulations on October 4, 2016 prohibiting skilled nursing facilities from including arbitration agreements in the resident admission process. The new…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

Is a Consumer Trade Association’s Speech Covered by the DC Anti-SLAPP Act?

When a consumer trade association “speaks” about the health effects of a product, is its speech on an issue of public interest, and thus within the scope of the DC anti-SLAPP statute, or is it in furtherance of the association’s…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Federal Law Protects Trade Secrets

A company’s trade secrets are its lifeblood, but they are valuable only if they remain secret. Faced with a growing rise in theft from foreign hackers, nation states, and rogue employees, trade secret owners now have a new legal…more
| Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Encryption: Ensuring the Right to Privacy in the Information Age?

On December 2nd, 2015, a tragic mass shooting occurred in San Bernardino, California. The attack resulted in 14 deaths and severe injuries to 22 others. The attackers, a married couple, targeted the husband’s workplace – the…more
| Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Provides Additional Support to Software Patents

The federal circuit recently reversed a decision in McRO, Inc. v. DBA Planet Blue that asserted claims in patents at issue, relating to a method for automatically animating lip synchronization and facial expression of animated…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Who Would Inherit Darth Vader’s Estate?

Who would be the beneficiary of the estate of Darth Vader? The answer is more than just an exercise in Star Wars fiction; in fact, the answer can teach us important lessons about estate disputes in our real world…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Fall 2016

Massachusetts recently amended its pay equity statute, which substantially enforces the protections of the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act. These changes will go into effect in July 2018. The prohibitions against discriminating on…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cyber Insurance: Common Pitfalls of the Insured

As we have noted in a number of recent posts, tech companies need cyber insurance. The risk of not having it is simply not worth it.  But cyber insurance policies can be confusing to understand because the policies vary…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Outsourcing Lessons from an “Uber” Uber-Rider

In July 2015, my 12-year-old SUV, with 220,000 miles, finally breathed its last breath. It was time for me to buy a new car. But, instead, I decided to try a little personal experiment with the “sharing economy.” Based on a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

[Webinar] The New Overtime Rules Effective in December: Are You Ready? - September 22nd, 12:30pm EDT

Beginning December 1, 2016, many exempt employees may no longer be exempt. This is because the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) updated regulations double the minimum weekly salary threshold required for employee positions to be…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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