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Laner Muchin, Ltd.

Recent Federal Decisions Highlight Breadth of Employers’ Obligations Under Title VII

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Recent federal court decisions serve as a timely reminder of an employer’s obligations under Title VII to protect employees from all unlawful harassment in the workplace, even if that harassment is perpetrated by someone...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Customer Costs Costco $250,000 in Hostile Work Environment Suit

Why it matters - Providing a valuable lesson for employers about liability for the actions of third parties, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit affirmed a verdict against Costco on behalf of an employee who was...more

Mintz - Consumer Product Safety Viewpoints

Costco Agrees to $3.85 Million Civil Penalty for Failure to Report, Accepted by Unanimous CPSC Vote

On Friday, October 5, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced that Costco Wholesale, Corp. (Costco) entered into a settlement agreement with the CPSC to pay a $3.85 million civil penalty for its...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Seventh Circuit Says Employer Liable for Customer Stalking Employee

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from workplace harassment. As most employers know, these protections apply not only to behavior by co-workers and supervisors but also to harassment by customers,...more

Carlton Fields

Must A Plaintiff Representing Unnamed Parties Under California’s Private Attorney General Act Comply With Rule 23’s Requirements?

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Must a plaintiff who brings an action under California’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) comply with Rule 23’s requirements? Although the Ninth Circuit has not addressed the issue, one California federal district court...more

Smart & Biggar

Rx IP Update - March 2018

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No Section 8 Liability for Valid and Infringed Patent in NEXIUM Proceeding - What happens when a patentee is unsuccessful in a prohibition application under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) (PMNOC)...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Single Ageist Comment May Be Insufficient To Sustain Age Discrimination Claim

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Q.  If a supervisor makes a comment about an employee’s age, will the company be liable for age discrimination? A.  While ageist comments are never appropriate in the workplace, an Illinois federal court recently ruled...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Significant Intellectual Property Trademark Decisions

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2017 was a year filled with significant developments in case law for trademarks. The below rulings highlight some successes and obstacles faced by companies in the protection of their trademarks and their brand as a...more

Garvey Schubert Barer

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Trivago's strikethrough pricing practices subject to AU scrutiny; Denmark opens investigation...

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This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below and is full of interesting stories. Enjoy....more

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

The Boeing Company: In a Win for Employers, NLRB Dumps the “Reasonably Construe” Standard for Determining Whether Employee...

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On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) – the entity responsible for enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) – overturned a handbook standard that has been plaguing employers for more...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Employment Law - December 2017

EEOC Touts ‘Significant Progress’ in FY 2017 Report - Why it matters - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission commended itself in the agency’s annual Performance and Accountability Report, highlighting “significant...more

Carlton Fields

Claim Dismissed Against Brand For Deceptive Label, But Retailer May Still Pay - Eidelman v. Sun Prod. Corp., No. 16-cv-3914 (NSR)...

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A negligent misrepresentation claim against laundry detergent brand The Sun Products Corp., for an allegedly deceptive label was dismissed by a New York federal district judge, while an unjust enrichment claim against...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

EU Retail News - September 2017

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UK Competition Authority Warns Creative Sector About Price Fixing and Information Sharing - On 12th September 2017 the UK Competition Authority,the Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") sent an open letter to...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Tiffany’s Trademark Infringement Win a Costly Lesson for Costco

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A federal district court has ordered Costco to pay Tiffany at least $19.4 million in a trademark infringement battle based on generic diamond engagement rings bearing the “Tiffany” name. Judge Laura Taylor Swain in the...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The Times’ tech guru—Farhad Manjoo—gets all indignant regarding the Equifax breach. Namely, if Equifax can’t handle its one job of safeguarding personal info, should it really be allowed to keep going at all now?...more

Knobbe Martens

Tiffany Wins the Generic Battle, and the Spoils of War are Significant (Updated)

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Update: U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain has awarded Tiffany & Co. $11.1 million in treble profits and $8.25 million in punitive damages. Judge Taylor Swain wrote in her opinion that Costco’s management “displayed...more

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

My Namesake Triumphs: Tiffany & Co. awarded $19.35 million

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The four year saga ended (at least for now) with Tiffany & Co. being awarded for its vigorous fight to maintain its trademark and protect against genericide. As previously reported, Tiffany & Co. filed suit against Costco...more

Carlton Fields

Pay Attention: A Class Certification Decision You Might Want To Remember

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On March 16, 2017, the Southern District of California certified a class action against the manufacturer of gingko biloba and Costco Wholesale Corporation, the seller. Plaintiff alleged, on behalf of a putative class of...more

Carlton Fields

New York District Court Flushes Nationwide Class, Permits New York Classes to Go Forward

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In three related actions before the Eastern District of New York, consumer plaintiffs who purchased moist toilet wipes manufactured and produced by Kimberly-Clark and sold by Costco alleged that defendants mislabeled the...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Advertising Law - March 2017 #2

Privacy Policy, Notifications Mandatory Under Updated Google Rules - On March 1, Google updated its Play Store policies with a host of changes that took effect on March 15, including a requirement that app developers...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Retail and Consumer Products Law Roundup - February 2017

Ninth Circuit Tackles Several TCPA Issues in Gym Texting Case - Why it matters: Retailers communicate with their customers frequently as an essential part of their business. While these communications are typically...more

Littler

Advancing Human Rights Claims Based on Global Supply Chain Activities: Recent Developments in California and Canada

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Courts in California and Canada have emerged as testing grounds for advancing claims of forced labor in global supply chains.  The plaintiffs’ approach is to make companies more accountable to “soft law” norms like the UN...more

Cozen O'Connor

Are Attorneys’ Bills Privileged Once Litigation Ends – California Supreme Court Says No in ACLU Litigation?

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The California Supreme Court recently held, in Los Angeles Board of Supervisors v. Superior Court (2016) that attorneys’ invoices may not be protected by the attorney-client privilege after litigation ends. The issue arose...more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

Big Pharma found to exploit ‘orphan’ drug law to jack up product prices

Big Pharma has ruthlessly exploited a well-intentioned measure that sought to provide medications to treat patients with rare diseases that might otherwise have been ignored. Drug companies, instead, have manipulated the 1983...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Wins Jury Verdict in Sexual Harassment Case against Costco

Failure to Intervene Against Harassing Customer Created Hostile Work Environment, EEOC Charged - CHICAGO - A federal jury has awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a former employee of Costco Wholesale, Inc. who...more

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