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One U.S. Bank Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1611, United States
Phone: 314-552-6000
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100+ Attorneys

7 things you might not know about cybersecurity insurance

The number of cyber attacks and data breaches are increasing, and the costs to respond to such incidents are also increasing. This underscores the importance of cyber insurance, a valuable tool that companies can access that…more
 /  Insurance, Privacy

[Webinar] Defined Value Clauses; S Corp. Distribution of Property; Traps Donating a Business to Charity - October 31st, 12:00pm CT

In this webinar the presenter will discuss defined value clauses to reduce risk when transferring hard-to-value assets, the consequences of converting from an S corporation to a partnership, and issues to consider when donating…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

What’s the current landscape for CFTC cryptocurrency regulation?

As cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin enter the mainstream, entrepreneurs are exploring business models that may depend on compliance with regulatory constraints. This short article summarizes the cryptocurrency regulatory…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Vineyard buyer's fraud claim dying on the vine

Sellers of a vineyard were exonerated of a claim for fraud because they “could not be held liable for nondisclosure in the absence of evidence they had actual knowledge of the facts to be disclosed.” In Opinion - RSB Vineyards…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Amending claims may be getting easier in post-grant proceedings, at least for now

In a highly fractured case, the full Federal Circuit today in Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal, No. 2015-1177, found that the burden of persuasion rests on the petitioner to show that proposed claims in an inter partes review…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Expanded ARO pilot program poised for Chicago City Council approval

Earlier this week, after a four-hour hearing, the Chicago City Council’s Committee on Housing and Real Estate recommended approval of a three-year pilot initiative to expand and modify the City of Chicago’s Affordable…more
 /  Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

An update on the shifting standard for IPR estoppel

Inter partes review (IPR) proceedings continue to be as popular as ever. Filings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) are up year-over-year, and the trend doesn’t appear to be slowing. While the advantages of these…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

EPA Regional Counsel and MDNR General Counsel discuss environmental enforcement under new administrations

Speedy decision making, innovation, and thoughtful enforcement — those may be the best ways to describe federal and state environmental oversight by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under new Director Scott…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

WARNING! No warnings allowed to stop sales of sugary drinks

San Francisco’s ordinance that required warnings about the health effects of certain sugar-sweetened beverages was shut down by the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (see also, 9th Circuit rejects argument that ‘No Added…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

Fair use is never simple

To secure evidence for an anticipated lawsuit against TV host Dr. Phil McGraw, a producer for the show, Leah Rothman, recorded nine seconds of the show’s unaired archive footage onto her cellphone…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Illinois takes the lead on employee privacy: What employers need to know

When it comes to employee privacy protection, employees in the United States generally do not have a right to privacy in their workplace. By contrast, members of the European Union recognize employee rights to privacy and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

The Grinch loses and protection of parody wins

Someone once said make sure your words are sweet as you may have to eat them. In the attached decision, the Judge finds the play "Who’s Holiday" is a parody entitled to fair use. He grants Plaintiffs’ motion for judgment on the…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Protection against DOJ interference with state medical cannabis programs extended until Dec. 8

A bipartisan short-term funding deal signed into law by President Donald Trump on Sept. 8 extended the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment protections for lawful medical cannabis programs that allow producers, retailers and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics, Health

DACA: Next steps for institutions of higher education

In 2012, then-President Obama established with the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) Program. The DACA Program is an exercise of prosecutorial discretion by the federal…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

9th Circuit’s VidAngel decision vindicates lawful video filtering service

Some have cast the Disney v. VidAngel proceeding, decided August 24 by the 9th Circuit, as the “big studios” versus the “little guy”; the movie studios’ collective effort to kill filtering. This is far from the truth. Instead,…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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