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The Second Circuit is Tasked with Reviewing the Plausibility of an Iqbal Hearing

In what may result in a fundamental transformation of pleadings challenges, the Second Circuit is set to address the propriety of a so-called Iqbal hearing – an apparent first of its kind....more

Journalism Organization Petitions for Resolution of the Copyright Application v. Registration Debate

The registration requirement in the Copyright Act is a well-known subject of debate, and the Eleventh Circuit recently joined the fray by siding with the registration approach camp. ...more

The Supreme Court Holds the Lanham Act’s Disparagement Clause Unconstitutional

In a closely watched decision, the eight participating members of the Supreme Court unanimously held that the so-called disparagement clause of the Lanham Act violates the First Amendment. The high-profile case of Matan v....more

California’s Supreme Court Holds Arbitration Clauses Cannot Waive Public Injunctive Relief

In what will likely result in a certiorari petition, the Supreme Court of California unanimously ruled that consumers cannot contractually waive their right to pursue public injunctive relief through a pre-dispute arbitration...more

Arbitration Enforcement? The Potential Expansion of Debt Collection

There’s a storm brewing in the Southern District of Florida, and plaintiffs’ attorneys are hoping it rains. Last week, a federal magistrate judge issued an order for the parties to submit supplemental authority on the...more

Arbitrate with Caution – Avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of Law

As technology continues to progress and enable companies and individual clients to do business in multiple jurisdictions, the prevalence of the multijurisdictional practice of law (MJP) is increasing for attorneys and law...more

Don’t Get Tagged – Avoiding Ethical Missteps with Social Media Investigations

As the number of people who interact on social media surpasses the one billion mark, attorneys are catching-on and turning to various platforms for investigative purposes and as informal discovery tools. We all know that the...more

3 Steps To Successful Judgment Enforcement

Congratulations. After a hard-fought battle, your client’s win is secured and the opposition’s liability determined. But don’t rest easy; obtaining judgment in your client’s favor does not mean the fight is...more

Social Media and Practice: Questions Attorneys Should Ask Now

Social media users number in the billions. Facebook counts over 1.4 billion users, LinkedIn has 347 million members, Instagram has 300 million, Twitter has nearly 290 million, and YouTube reports more than a billion users....more

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