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Contact: Nishan Ardon

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Termination and Reversion of Copyright Grants and the Termination Gap Dilemma

The 1976 Copyright Act (the “Act”) has been in effect since January 1, 1978. Since that time, the Act has provided authors (and some heirs, beneficiaries, and representatives) with the right to terminate prior grants of their…more
| Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property

Lanham Act Claims Are Not Precluded by Compliance with the FDCA

In POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., decided last month, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that companies can bring unfair competition actions under the Lanham Act even when their competitors have complied with the Federal…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Conflict of Laws, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Are Unpaid Interns Really Employees?

The Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., decision continues to add fuel to the fire as the trend of class-action lawsuits by unpaid interns against their employers grows. In Glatt, the interns performed administrative…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Practical Suggestions For Law Firm Compliance With HIPAA

Under the Health Insurance Privacy and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), health plans, health care clearinghouses, and most health care providers (collectively, “Covered Entities”) must protect the privacy and security of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Finally, For The First Time In Over A Decade, The National Relations Labor Board Has Five Senate-Confirmed Board Members

Those active in labor law are familiar with the political chaos that has surrounded the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) since this past January. In six months, the NLRB went from being the subject of a Circuit Court…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Counseling The Modern Music Artist

INDUSTRY IN UPHEAVAL - The average entertainment attorney sits on his or her hands, waiting for the wealthy client to come to the office with a lucrative contract to negotiate. In reality, the attorney must create…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trade Secret Litigation Over Social Media: Is It Worth The Cost?

With the continually increasing popularity of social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, where members can be connected to friends, family members, co-workers, clients, and potential clients all by logging in to…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts, Intellectual Property

Discrimination In California Business Establishments: The Unruh Act

While you’d be hard pressed to find a California lawyer who doesn’t know that discrimination against business patron is unlawful, many are not familiar with the California law barring such discrimination – the Unruh Act…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Nonprofit Law

The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program: A Brief History And Overview Of The Complexities Involved In Disclosing Foreign Assets

The IRS and the Justice Department have increased their efforts regarding criminal investigation of international tax evasion…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

FMLA Coverage Expanded: New Forms And Posters Required

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued new regulations expanding coverage under the Family and Medical Leave Act for certain classes of employees…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Military Law

California Supreme Court Clarifies Statute Of Limitations For Unfair Business Practices

Resolving a split between California appellate and federal courts, the California Supreme Court, in Aryeh v. Canon Bus. Sols., Inc., Case No. 8184929 (Jan. 24, 2013), clarified that actions under California’s Unfair Competition…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Great Taste, Less Filling: Revisiting The NFL’s Rooney Rule

The Rooney Rule was established to promote the hiring of minorities among the NFL’s head coaches and general managers. But with numbers at their lowest since the Rule’s inception ten years ago, is the Rooney Rule working?…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Revisiting Mediators’ Proposals After Bowers v. Lucia: What Litigants Can Do To “De-Fuzzify” The Mediation Process

As sophisticated litigants are increasingly turning to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve their legal disputes, California legal practitioners are seeing more variations on traditional mediation. This article…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure

Strict Products Liability Claims Based On Design Defect Are Inapplicable To Implanted Medical Devices That Are Available Only Through Physicians (With Or Without A Prescription)

A recent California Court of Appeal decision out of the Second District has provided further clarity to the scope of California products liability law by reasserting the general rule that precludes strict liability for design…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

California Supreme Court Reaffirms Work Product Doctrine for Witness Statements and Witness Identities

This case stems from a wrongful death complaint filed by plaintiff Debra Coito against various governmental entities, including the State of California, for the death of her 13-year old son who drown in a river in Modesto,…more
| Civil Procedure
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