"[Crowdfunding] lays the riskiest investments at the doorstep of those investors that can least afford the risk. And it won’t create jobs except for plaintiff’s lawyers…”…more
We recently caught up with Jim Meyers, partner in Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe's Washington, D.C., office for his perspective on what we might see regarding SEC enforcement actions in the months ahead. A member of Orrick's…more
Full text copy of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bowman v. Monsanto Co. et al that Monsanto’s patent rights extend to future generations of its patented seeds. From Joe Barnes at the Washington Post:
“Farmers must pay…more
A recent court case in New York highlights the ever-increasing clash between copyright law designed for real-world, physical goods and a modern world embracing all things digital…more
Halbig, et al. v. Sebelius, et al.
Lawsuit filed by a group of small business owners and individuals against the Internal Revenue Service over the agency’s “Subsidy Expansion Rule.”
From the Blog of Legal Times:
“Objecting to what they term an ‘Obamacare…more
Is it ever NOT okay to delete your social media account?
That's the question we ask in this JD Supra Legal Perspective. And for an answer, we look at recent coverage of a case in which an airline worker in New Jersey deleted…more
Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that comes down to a single question: can human genes be patented?…more
"While the guidance is not hard to understand, it will be difficult to apply. And the SEC will be looking for someone to cross the line..." - Stephen M. Quinlivan; Leonard, Street and Deinard…more
United States of America v. Dzhokhar...
Criminal complaint filed on April 22, 2013, against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Charges include use of a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death…more
Full text copy of the 844-page draft immigration reform legislation introduced in the United States Senate on April 16, 2013 by the bipartisan “Group of Eight:” –Republicans John McCain, Jeff Flake, Marco Rubio, and Lindsey…more
Our latest edition of the Corporate Law Report focuses on issues at the intersection of social media and the law:
- Eagle v. Edcomm (aka: Who owns your LinkedIn account)
- bringing social media charges against employees under…more
Kirtsaeng DBA BlueChristine v. John...
The United States Supreme Court's long awaited decision on owners' rights in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons. In its opinion, the high court upheld the first sale doctrine. In the words of media site Boing Boing: "Supreme Court…more
This issue of JD Supra's Corporate Law Report focuses on latest news and analysis for the Securities and Exchange Commission, including a look at:
- a recent SCOTUS decision in Gabelli v. SEC ruling that the SEC only has five…more
No matter what your view on CEO Marissa Mayer's recent decision to revoke work-at-home privileges for Yahoo! employees, telecommuting is a reality for the contemporary workforce.
But it is not without legal risks. And you…more
Our latest video report looks at the employment needs of global companies, textual harassment, working interviews, and other labor & employment law issues.
This week we're focused entirely on workplace legal issues - enjoy!…more