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EU Announces Guidelines to Standardize Cloud Computing Agreements

In an effort to meet one of the key objectives of the European Union's Cloud Computing Strategy - to develop model terms for cloud computing contracts, including service-level agreements - an industry working group that includes…more

Cloud Computing, EU, European Commission, Popular, Service Level Agreements

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Combination Bonus and Deferral Plan Subject to ERISA

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a deferred compensation plan through which key employees received annual bonuses and were able to defer both bonuses and other income was an “employee pension benefit plan” governed…more

Bonuses, Corporate Bonuses, Corporate Counsel, Employee Benefits, Employer Liability Issues

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The Way to San Jose: Not Through Federal Court

Frustrated with the inability of the Oakland Athletics to commit to relocate to San Jose in the face of the territorial objections of the San Francisco Giants – and by the failure of Major League Baseball (MLB) to bring the…more

Baseball, Cartwright Act, MLB, Sherman Act, Unfair Competition

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A Spoonful of Sugar? Better Put It on the Label - FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Branding Honey

Addressing concerns about adulterated honey products, the FDA has issued draft guidance clarifying labeling requirements. According to the guidance, purveyors of honey products must specify on the product label and in the…more

Brand, FDA, Food Labeling

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Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014

Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014: On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that doctrine of laches could not bar plaintiff's copyright infringement claims involving…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Estoppel, Laches, Petrella v. MGM

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Leach Oil and Mouren-Laurens Oil Sites Add 1,300 New PRPs to Litigation

The Leach Oil Site and the Mouren-Laurens Oil Site are located adjacent to each other in Compton, California. These sites have been the subject of litigation between the current and former owners and operators for almost 15…more

Complex Litigation, Leach Oil, Mouren-Laurens Oil, Oil & Gas, PRP

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Highlights from Regulatory Initiatives - Outsourcing Panel

Loeb & Loeb LLP held its annual program, Outsourcing in Financial Services, on Jan. 23, 2013. Grace Vogel, Executive Vice President of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and Michael Macchiaroli, Associate…more

Broker-Dealer, FINRA, Offshoring, Outsourcing, SEC

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Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014

Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014: On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that doctrine of laches could not bar plaintiff's copyright infringement claims involving…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Estoppel, Laches, Petrella v. MGM

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CFPB Sues For-Profit College Giant ITT, Alleging Strategy of Abusive Lending Practices

After signaling its intention to crack down on deceptive marketing and predatory lending practices by for-profit colleges, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed its first enforcement action in this arena. The CFPB…more

CFPB, Dodd-Frank, Fair Lending, Paying For College, Predatory Lending

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Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014

Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014: On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that doctrine of laches could not bar plaintiff's copyright infringement claims involving…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Estoppel, Laches, Petrella v. MGM

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Delaware Supreme Court Validates Fee-Shifting Bylaws

The Delaware Supreme Court has declared valid on its face a bylaw requiring the members of a non-stock corporation to pay its legal fees incurred in defending the members' unsuccessful suit against the corporation, endorsing an…more

ATP Tours, Bylaws, Fee-Shifting Statutes, PSLRA

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California Attorney General Provides Guidance for Complying with New Do Not Track Requirements

Kamala Harris, the California Attorney General, recently released guidance for complying with California's new Do Not Track requirements which took effect January 1, 2014…more

CalOPPA, Data Protection, Disclosure Requirements, Do Not Track, Kamala Harris

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CFTC's No-action Relief on Guarantor Swap Requirements Ends March 31, 2013

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Dodd-Frank Act") requires that swaps (as defined in 7 U.S.C. § 1a(47)) be entered into on designated contract markets unless the parties to the swap are…more

CFTC, Dodd-Frank, Eligible Contract Participant, Guarantors, Loan Documentation

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Employer Shared Responsibility Proposed Regulations

Although employers are not required to provide health care benefits for their employees, beginning in 2014, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, certain large employers (including both for-profit and…more

Affordable Care Act, Employer Group Health Plans, Healthcare, Shared Responsibility Rule

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IP: Protecting your brand in the Internet of the future -- Pre- and post-delegation rights protection mechanisms for gTLDs

Originally published in InsideCounsel.com on November 20, 2012. As the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gears up to begin delegating up to 1,000 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in little…more

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NYC Council Expands Sick Time Law

The Earned Sick Time Act was initially enacted by the New York City Counsel on June 26, 2013, when it overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto. The Act, which takes effect on April 1, 2014, requires all private employers…more

Employee Rights, Paid Leave, Sick Leave

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Upcoming Patent Law Changes Will Put Pressure on Patents

Originally published in Pharmaceutical Outsourcing’s website on December 2012. Patent law is changing rapidly. The changes are putting even greater pressure on patents as a tool for protecting a pharmaceutical or…more

America Invents Act, First-to-File, Patent Reform, Patents, Post-Grant Review

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Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014

Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014: On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that doctrine of laches could not bar plaintiff's copyright infringement claims involving…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Estoppel, Laches, Petrella v. MGM

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U.S. Supreme Court Issues Two Significant Patent Rulings

Ruling unanimously twice in one day, the Supreme Court of the United States has issued two significant patent decisions that will significantly impact patent litigation in the future. …more

Akamai Technologies, Claim Construction, En Banc Review, Indefiniteness, Induced Infringement

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Facebook Updates Platform Policy to Prohibit “Like-Gating”

Facebook's recently updated Platform Policy for developers states, "Only incentivize a person to log into your app, like your app's Page, enter a promotion on your app's Page, or check-in at a place. Don't incentivize other…more

Contests & Promotions, Facebook

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ICANN’s domains under attack

Originally published in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Intellectual Property Magazine. In the wake of ICANN’s failure earlier this year to dismiss anti-trust allegations arising from the new generic top level…more

Domain Names, gTLD, ICANN, Infringement, Internet

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CFPB Settles Allegations of Improper Payments by Mortgage Insurers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had settled enforcement actions against four insurance companies in connection with alleged improper payments between the insurance companies and mortgage…more

CFPB, Consent Order, Enforcement Actions, Insurance Companies, Investigations

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EU Announces Guidelines to Standardize Cloud Computing Agreements

In an effort to meet one of the key objectives of the European Union's Cloud Computing Strategy - to develop model terms for cloud computing contracts, including service-level agreements - an industry working group that includes…more

Cloud Computing, EU, European Commission, Popular, Service Level Agreements

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FDA Hosts Webinar Addressing Social Media Draft Guidance

The Food and Drug Administration hosted a Social Media Draft Guidance Webinar. The July 10 webinar included summary review of the three draft guidances issued this year to date followed by a brief Q&A. Thomas Abrams, director of…more

Advertising, Draft Guidance, FDA, Health Care Providers, Medical Devices

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Loeb & Loeb's Liv Kiser Predicts Kellogg's Removal of "All Natural" from Labels Foreshadows Trend in Food Labeling

The Kellogg Company has become the latest manufacturer to settle a consumer class-action suit related to the use of nutritional and health terms on food labeling. In addition to establishing a settlement fund of nearly $5.5…more

Food Labeling, Food Manufacturers, Kellogg

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IRS Provides Discharge of Indebtedness Safe Harbor for Debt Secured by Interest in Disregarded Entity Holding Real Property

In general, discharge of indebtedness income is excluded from the gross income of a taxpayer (other than a C corporation) if the indebtedness is qualified real property business indebtedness (QRPBI). To qualify as QRPBI, the…more

Debt, Dischargeable Debts, IRS, Safe Harbors

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Foul play over US trademark

The Washington Redskins name has attracted fierce debate over the years. Edward Lee and Douglas Masters, attorneys at Loeb & Loeb, discuss the latest attempt to revoke the mark - US trademark law prohibits the…more

Disparagement, Football, Native American Issues, Trademarks

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Revised Florida Sweepstakes Law Effective April 10, 2013

The State of Florida has amended its law governing games of chance (F.S. 849), revising certain provisions including those governing game promotions and sweepstakes run by retailers and consumer brands, among others. The…more

Amended Legislation, Gambling, Retailers, Sweepstakes

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Securities Litigation Update

The summer may feel like a more leisurely time of year, but not in securities litigation news. Here are some of the more significant headlines..…more

Alternative Mutual Funds, Brokers, Debt Market, Mortgage-Backed Securities, Rating Agencies

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FDA Hosts Webinar Addressing Social Media Draft Guidance

The Food and Drug Administration hosted a Social Media Draft Guidance Webinar. The July 10 webinar included summary review of the three draft guidances issued this year to date followed by a brief Q&A. Thomas Abrams, director of…more

Advertising, Draft Guidance, FDA, Health Care Providers, Medical Devices

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Private Governance of Green Claims in the Marketplace: The Role of NAD and Advertising Self-Regulation

Private environmental governance encompasses a broad range of private actors creating systems and mechanisms for promoting various environmental or “green” attributes. Increasingly, companies are conducting life-cycle analyses,…more

Advertising, False Advertising, False Claims Act, NAD, NGOs

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New AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules Go Into Effect September 1

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) has released a set of stand-alone rules that apply to arbitrations involving consumer disputes. The rules go into effect September 1, 2014. To date, the AAA has been administering…more

American Arbitration Association, Arbitration, Final Rules

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Where is all the World Cup action? Not in Brazil

While the best players and teams in the world are competing on the pitch, major Internet and social media players are going all out for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, giving enthusiastic fans rich, real-time, second-screen…more

Facebook, FIFA, Online Platforms, Social Networks, World Cup

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Court protects privacy in ruling on warrantless searches of cellphones

Every now and then The Nine agree on something. Among the unanimous rulings the U.S. Supreme Court issued in the final stretch this year was Riley v. California, which held that law enforcement officials may not make a…more

Cell Phones, Mobile Devices, Riley v California, SCOTUS, Search Warrant

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Expanding Market for Insurance and Risk Securities Promises High Risk, High Reward - and High Potential for Claims

The securities marketplace has experienced a resurgence of interest in insurance- and risk-linked securities, primarily as a result of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. First introduced after the Northridge earthquake and…more

Higher-Risk Securitizations, Investors, Natural Disasters, Reinsurance

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California Senate Unanimously Supports Broader Inquiry into State Gambling Regulations

California's Senate unanimously approved a bill (Senate Bill 601) that would amend the state's existing gambling law to enlarge the Gaming Policy Advisory Committee, the body tasked with considering the state's gambling…more

Gambling

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FTC Sets Guidelines for Mobile Privacy Disclosures

The FTC issued a new report, Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency, on February 1, 2013, detailing the Commission's recommendations for best practices for key players in the mobile "ecosystem": mobile…more

Address Book, Advertising, App Developers, App Platform Providers, COPPA

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2013 Recap: Changes in LIBOR That Could Affect the Agreements Concerning Your Financial Transactions

2013 saw a number of changes to LIBOR, the key interest rate benchmark that is used in a range of financial transactions. These changes have already impacted existing financial transactions, and, almost certainly, will continue…more

Banks, BBALL, Contract Drafting, Interest Rates, Libor

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New LIBOR Administrator and Credit Documentation

ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (ICE) has assumed responsibility for administering the London Inter Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as of February 1, 2014. No longer will the LIBOR benchmark be administered by BBA LIBOR Ltd., a…more

Banks, British Bankers' Association, Data Collection, Libor, UK

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Securities Litigation Update

The summer may feel like a more leisurely time of year, but not in securities litigation news. Here are some of the more significant headlines..…more

Alternative Mutual Funds, Brokers, Debt Market, Mortgage-Backed Securities, Rating Agencies

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CFTC's No-action Relief on Guarantor Swap Requirements Ends March 31, 2013

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Dodd-Frank Act") requires that swaps (as defined in 7 U.S.C. § 1a(47)) be entered into on designated contract markets unless the parties to the swap are…more

CFTC, Dodd-Frank, Eligible Contract Participant, Guarantors, Loan Documentation

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New AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules Go Into Effect September 1

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) has released a set of stand-alone rules that apply to arbitrations involving consumer disputes. The rules go into effect September 1, 2014. To date, the AAA has been administering…more

American Arbitration Association, Arbitration, Final Rules

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Where is all the World Cup action? Not in Brazil

While the best players and teams in the world are competing on the pitch, major Internet and social media players are going all out for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, giving enthusiastic fans rich, real-time, second-screen…more

Facebook, FIFA, Online Platforms, Social Networks, World Cup

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New LIBOR Administrator and Credit Documentation

ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (ICE) has assumed responsibility for administering the London Inter Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as of February 1, 2014. No longer will the LIBOR benchmark be administered by BBA LIBOR Ltd., a…more

Banks, British Bankers' Association, Data Collection, Libor, UK

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Abolish the Attorney Client Privilege - It serves little use in practice, while the work-product privilege offers a safer harbor.

One of the great myths of the legal profession is that the attorney- client privilege promises absolute confidentiality, to ensure clients’ full disclosure to their counsel. However, as most lawyers know too well, clients have a…more

Attorney-Client Privilege, Confidentiality, Work Product Privilege

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U.S. Supreme Court Issues Two Significant Patent Rulings

Ruling unanimously twice in one day, the Supreme Court of the United States has issued two significant patent decisions that will significantly impact patent litigation in the future. …more

Akamai Technologies, Claim Construction, En Banc Review, Indefiniteness, Induced Infringement

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Music Law Weekly Case Update for Music Industry Executives - March 14, 2013

In This Issue: - Scorpio Music (Black Scorpio) S.A. v. Willis, USDC S.D. California, March 4, 2013: District court denies motion to dismiss Village People lead singer’s counterclaim asserting 50 percent ownership…more

Copyright, Music, Music Industry, Statute of Limitations

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Affordable Care Act Compliance Reminder

Although the IRS has announced that it will delay the enforcement of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as the "Affordable Care Act" or "Obamacare"), employers are still required to…more

Affordable Care Act, DOL, Health Insurance Exchanges, Healthcare, IRS

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College Coaching Comebacks Petrino and Pearl Get Second Chances: The Moral(s) of the Story

Bobby Petrino seems to turn every team that he coaches into a winner – and a cash cow. After Petrino took over the Louisville Cardinals in 2003, he increased the team’s revenue from $10 million to $19 million in just three…more

Athletes, Coaches, College Athletes, Colleges, Sports

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Affordable Care Act Compliance Reminder

Although the IRS has announced that it will delay the enforcement of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as the "Affordable Care Act" or "Obamacare"), employers are still required to…more

Affordable Care Act, DOL, Health Insurance Exchanges, Healthcare, IRS

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FICA Special Timing Rule for Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Applies Even When Employees Never Receive Deferred Amounts

The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax is comprised of a Social Security tax, currently at a 6.2 percent rate for each of the employer and employee on wages up to $117,000 (the Social Security "wage base") and a…more

FICA, FICA Taxes, Healthcare, Medicare, Medicare Taxes

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Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014

Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014: On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that doctrine of laches could not bar plaintiff's copyright infringement claims involving…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Estoppel, Laches, Petrella v. MGM

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New York City Bar Association Report Offering New Proposed Guidance on the Treatment of a Partner as an Employee for Federal Tax Purposes As Reported by the Committee on Taxation of Business Entities

This report, which was submitted on behalf of the New York City Bar Association by its Committee on Taxation of Business Entities, proposes new guidance, relating to the treatment of certain partners as employees for federal tax…more

Employee Definition, Income Taxes, IRS, Law Firm Partners, Law Practice Management

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Facebook Updates Platform Policy to Prohibit “Like-Gating”

Facebook's recently updated Platform Policy for developers states, "Only incentivize a person to log into your app, like your app's Page, enter a promotion on your app's Page, or check-in at a place. Don't incentivize other…more

Contests & Promotions, Facebook

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CFPB Sues For-Profit College Giant ITT, Alleging Strategy of Abusive Lending Practices

After signaling its intention to crack down on deceptive marketing and predatory lending practices by for-profit colleges, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed its first enforcement action in this arena. The CFPB…more

CFPB, Dodd-Frank, Fair Lending, Paying For College, Predatory Lending

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U.S. Supreme Court Issues Two Significant Patent Rulings

Ruling unanimously twice in one day, the Supreme Court of the United States has issued two significant patent decisions that will significantly impact patent litigation in the future. …more

Akamai Technologies, Claim Construction, En Banc Review, Indefiniteness, Induced Infringement

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Two California Privacy Bills Introduced

California Assemblyman Isadore Hall introduced Assembly Bill 257 which addresses mobile privacy. The bill would codify many of the best practices proposed by the California Attorney General in her report titled “Privacy on the…more

Advertising Networks, Attorney Generals, FTC, Kamala Harris, Mobile Apps

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Brevity Is the Soul of Law

Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet that “Brevity is the soul of wit,” and this observation holds true for legal persuasion as well. Brevity is — or at least should be — the soul of law. Years ago I wrote what I thought was a…more

Career Development, Legal Writing

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Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014

Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - USCA Ninth Circuit, August 22, 2014: On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that doctrine of laches could not bar plaintiff's copyright infringement claims involving…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Estoppel, Laches, Petrella v. MGM

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Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
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  • Communications & Media Law
  • Criminal Law
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  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Number of Attorneys

100+ Attorneys

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