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Mandatory Paid Sick Leave — What In-House Counsel and Employers Need to Know

As indicated in a recent blog post in the Harvard Business Review, entitled “Who Has Paid Sick Leave, Who Doesn’t, and What’s Changing,” paid sick leave traditionally was a benefit that only some employers provided, and in some…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Don’t Overlook The Need to Show Irreparable Harm When Seeking Injunctive Relief to Enforce a Non-Compete

When seeking preliminary injunctive relief to enforce a non-compete, the moving party is often focused on how obvious it is that the defendant breached the parties’ agreement. As 7-Eleven recently learned, however, even when…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Two Ways to Use Your Letter of Intent to Lock up a Deal – Maybe, For Good!

Letters of intent (LOI) are routinely used after business people have reached some degree of common ground on a potential deal. Sometimes an LOI comes very early on, before the parties know whether an ultimate agreement is…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Tax Extenders for the 2014 Tax Year: A Holiday Tax Gift from D.C.

Just days before the 2014 tax season draws to a close, new legislation was enacted in D.C. to provide a one-year retroactive extension for over 50 tax benefits and incentives which had expired in 2014. The one-year extension is…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Filing a Knee-Jerk Counterclaim Can Make a Bad Problem Worse

In today’s litigious world, it is all too common for a disgruntled former business partner to file a lawsuit based on legally weak, if not outright frivolous, claims of wrongdoing. One common reaction is to fight fire with fire…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts

Focus Newsletter - December 2014

In this issue: - ABC's of a Product Recall - Amazing Clients® Lumenpulse Inc. - A Bright Future for a Company That Is Lighting Up the World - Delaware Corporate Law Becomes More User-Friendly -…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Products Liability

Holidays with a Narcissist

Hi there, ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and it’s my belief that narcissists are overly prevalent at parties. They provide a great opportunity for a narcissist to show off and shine. Behind the scenes, narcissists…more
| Family Law

Can Giving an Employee Praise Get You Into Trouble?

Many companies try not only to be profitable, but also to be good employers. Some employers still fear, however, that praising employees too much for good work may create some workplace liability. Fortunately, the U.S. District…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Ha! Are You Ready for the Holidays?

Hi there, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday. Even though Christmas décor has been up for weeks, I’m just beginning to coordinate Christmas shopping for my grandkids with their parents…more
| Family Law

If You Are a Third-Party Beneficiary, Make Sure the Contract Is Crystal Clear!

In Be Clear if You Want to Have a “Third-Party Beneficiary” in Your Contract, I discussed that if in-house counsel wanted to ensure that a person or entity achieved the status of a third-party beneficiary, it was critical to…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Insurance

Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.’s Impact on Government Contracts

A decision by the Supreme Court of the United States on June 6, 2011 has a great impact on the interpretation of the Bayh Dole Act as well as assignment of contracts relating not just to the Bayh Dole Act but to assignments in…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

Trademark Misperceptions Revealed By Reaction to Redskins Decision

I can’t define disparagement, but I know it when I see it… On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the judicial body that provides review to all Federal trademark filings and disputes relating to…more
| Administrative Law, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

What We Can Learn from Market Basket

We have all watched as the Market Basket family and business dispute has played out in the media – customers protesting, employees on strike and secret family meetings behind closed doors. What began as a small family grocery…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Concerns Regarding Tort Claim Waivers

When Richard Angelo died during a triathlon sponsored by USA Triathlon, USAT thought that the waiver/indemnity Richard had executed would protect the organization. Unfortunately for USAT, that liability limitation turned out…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury

Updates on Alimony Law

Hi there, I have a few updates on what is happening in three cases that are testing the limits of the Alimony Reform Act…more
| Family Law
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