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Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Commercial Division Reiterates That It’s Not a Rubber Stamp for CPLR 3215 Default Motions: Movant Must Set Forth Prima Facie...

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Commercial Division litigators are keenly aware of CPLR 3215’s proof requirements. We can recite in our sleep the need to submit (1) proof of service, (2) proof of default, (3) the amount due, and (4) facts constituting the...more

Mayer Brown

China’s Antitrust Enforcement: A Look Back on 2023 and What to Expect in 2024

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On 18 June 2024, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), which includes the State Anti-Monopoly Bureau, released the China Antitrust Law Enforcement Annual Report (2023) (the “Report”). This article provides...more

Perkins Coie

“Biometric Identifiers Must Identify”: The Ninth Circuit Clarifies the Scope of BIPA

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in Zellmer v. Meta Platforms, Inc., on June 17, 2024, affirming dismissal of a putative class action filed under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy...more

Jackson Walker

Texas Supreme Court Reaffirms Personal Liability for Corporate Officers and Directors in Fraud Cases

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On June 28, 2024, the Supreme Court of Texas issued a ruling clarifying the personal liability of individuals acting in a corporate capacity. The case, Keyes v. Weller, addressed whether individuals can be held personally...more

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

What You Need to Know About the Minnesota Supreme Court Decision on Negligent Selection of Independent Contractors

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently issued a landmark decision recognizing the tort of “negligent selection of an independent contractor.” This development holds significant implications for businesses that engage...more

Erise IP

What’s Trending in Trademarks, June 2024: Toms Shoes Says Unauthorized Seller is Hurting Its Brand, Supreme Court Passes on...

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Every month, Erise’s trademark attorneys review the latest developments at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in the courts, and across the corporate world to bring you the stories that you should know about: Toms...more

Akerman LLP

Abracadabra – How a Stalking Bill Magically Turned into Revisions to a Georgia Settlement Statute

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In Georgia’s recent Legislative Session, Senate Bill 83 started off addressing the eligibility for restraining orders related to stalking, but there must have been some magic pixie dust floating around the House Committee...more

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Federal Circuit Provides Useful Guidance on Skinny Label Claims

When the Federal Circuit resurrected Amarin’s “skinny label” infringement claims against Hikma last month, it offered some important lessons for drug developers. The precedential decision helps clarify the kinds of...more

Proskauer Rose LLP

Three Point Shot - June 2024

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A Céspedes for the Rest of Us! Ex-New York Met Has Himself a Day, Winning a Critical Preliminary Injunction, as Chandler Bats Founder Finds Himself in a Pickle - The companies of ex-MLB player Yoenis Céspedes—La Potencia,...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Supreme Court Overrules Chevron, Opening Door for New Tax Reg Challenges

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On June 28, 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States reshaped the federal tax landscape when it overturned the long-standing Chevron doctrine in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, No. 22-451. The Chevron doctrine, a...more

Jackson Walker

Court Issues Injunction against Enforcement of FTC Non-Compete Rule

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On July 3, 2024, a federal court in the Northern District of Texas issued an injunction against enforcement of the Federal Trade Commission’s rule banning non-compete agreements (the “Rule”). The Rule was to become effective...more

Epstein Becker & Green

Federal Court Grants Temporary Stay of FTC Noncompete Rule but Limits Scope (for Now) to Named Parties

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On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Loper Bright Enters. v. Raimondo, which struck down decades of deference to administrative agencies known as “Chevron deference,” on July 3, 2024, the U.S. District Court...more

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC

Insight Global Settlement: Navigating Cybersecurity And Traditional Compliance

Do your organizational policies and procedures adhere to cybersecurity and traditional compliance regulations? In today’s interconnected world, organizations face a dual challenge: maintaining traditional compliance with...more

PilieroMazza PLLC

Texas Court Order Imperils FTC’s Forthcoming Non-Compete Ban

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On July 3, 2024, the District Court for the Northern District of Texas stayed enforcement of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) impending ban on non-compete agreements between employers and employees (the Rule) pending the...more

Mintz - Employment Viewpoints

A New Chapter in California’s Ongoing PAGA is Lava Saga: PAGA Reform

Aggrieved employee is any person who was employed by the alleged violator and against whom one or more of the alleged violations was committed. An “aggrieved employee” is any person who was employed by the alleged violator...more

Proskauer - Trade Secrets

Trade Secret Complaint Fails Basic Requirements

On May 23, 2024, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania dismissed a trade secret misappropriation claim for failure to identify a trade secret. The case is titled Vertical Bridge REIT, LLC v. Everest...more

White and Williams LLP

Amazon Can be Liable in Louisiana

In June 2024, the Supreme Court of Louisiana held that: (1) Amazon can be considered a “seller” of defective products sold by third parties on its website; and (2) Amazon can be liable under a theory of negligent undertaking...more

BCLP

Settlement Showdown - Have You Really Settled Your Claim?

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In Bin Obaid v Al-Hezaimi [2024] EWCA Civ 612, the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision in finding that subsequent claims did not fall within the scope of claims which were released under an earlier settlement deed....more

Poyner Spruill LLP

Courts Shall No Longer Automatically Defer to Federal Agencies

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On June 28, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Chevron doctrine. In overturning forty years of precedent, the Court has shifted power away from federal agencies to judges. The impact of this decision will be felt by...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

A Dive Into Intellectual Property Liability for E-Commerce Platforms

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Online shopping has become increasingly popular in recent years. E-commerce sales surpassed $6.5 trillion in 2023 and are expected to total over $8.1 trillion by 2026. Convenience of product variety and online competition...more

Robinson+Cole Construction Law Zone

Robinson+Cole’s Amicus Brief Adopted and Cited by Massachusetts’s High Court

Earlier this year, the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts hired Robinson+Cole attorney Joseph Barra to submit an amicus brief to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for consideration in the appeal pending before...more

Conyers

BVI Commercial Court Dismisses Judgment Debtors’ Attempt to Set Aside US$97 Million Judgment

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In a recent decision of the BVI Commercial Court, the Honourable Mr Justice Wallbank dismissed an application by the Defendants in King Bun Limited & Ors v Lau Man Sang James & Ors to set aside a previous order granting...more

Bracewell LLP

Digging for Trouble: The Double-Edged Sword of Decisions to Report Misconduct

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On May 10, 2024, Romy Andrianarisoa, former Chief of Staff to the President of Madagascar, was convicted for soliciting bribes from Gemfields Group Ltd (Gemfields), a UK-based mining company specializing in rubies and...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Defamation 101 for Community Associations

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It is no secret that community associations and boards are subject to frequent scrutiny. Such scrutiny comes in many forms, including statements targeted at the board from a disgruntled community member, assertions from...more

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Regulatory Early Notice and Engagement Act 2024: U.S. House of Representatives Legislation Introduced Addressing the Federal...

Three Congressmen in the United States House of Representatives have introduced H.R. 8204 which is denominated the: Regulatory Early Notice and Engagement Act. (“Legislation”). ...more

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