Less than a month after denying copyright protection to AI-generated illustrations in a comic book, the US Copyright Office issued a statement of policy last Thursday to provide guidance on copyright protection of works that contain material generated using AI assistive technology.
With some of the nation’s largest real estate owners defaulting on, and looking to restructure, loans backed by commercial office buildings, what may have seemed like an impossibility a few short years ago, is now very much a reality.
As those in the reproductive health space scramble to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of mifepristone (Mifeprex) access, it seems that every party must have their say.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the next public meeting of its Precision Agriculture Connectivity Task Force (Task Force), which has been scheduled for March 28, 2023.
On March 9, 2023, a putative class action was filed against DraftKings Inc. for alleged violations of federal securities laws in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
While many had hoped that the senior housing rollercoaster would begin to level off in 2023, inflation and rising interest rates continue to create uncertainty for the year ahead. Nonetheless, industry members share one common belief: innovation will be key.
On January 20, 2023, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) released its statistics for 2022.
At the beginning of the millennium, food halls occupied a very small niche of the United States restaurant industry.
Yesterday, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed into law the “Paid Leave for All Workers Act,” which will allow most Illinois employees up to 40 hours of paid leave per year, for any purpose, starting on January 1, 2024. This will represent a sea change for many employers in the state.
On February 22, 2023, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, in a 64-page opinion, denied a motion to dismiss filed by Dapper Labs, Inc., the developer behind the NBA Top Shot NFT platform, which is hosted on its private blockchain, Flow.
Last year, in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc., 13 Cal.5th 93 (2022), the California Supreme Court held that an employer’s failure to timely pay premium pay for meal and rest break violations could subject the employer to waiting time and wage statement penalties.
The war on plastics and petrochemicals has ramped up in 2023. The first two months of the year have seen the petrochemical supply chain under stress.
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"The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation took control of the bank’s assets on Friday. The failure raised concerns that other banks could face problems, too."
Environment, social, and governance (ESG) considerations related to investment and corporate governance have made front-page news in recent months, as US elected officials debate whether industry-related ESG practices may violate antitrust laws.
California Assembly Bill 1228 (A.B.1228), otherwise known as the Fast-Food Franchisor Responsibility Act, was introduced on February 16, 2023.
Nike Inc. recently sued Japanese streetwear company, A Bathing Ape (BAPE), in the Southern District of New York, alleging that BAPE’s business model revolves around offering “near verbatim” copies of Nike’s iconic Air Force 1, Air Jordan, and Dunk designs.
USD LIBOR is the last step in the long and winding road that has been LIBOR’s slow demise over the last several years as all other LIBOR instruments worldwide have already substantially transitioned.
Similar to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, California law requires an employer to pay overtime based on an employee's "regular rate of pay.
Ground lease structures have become a common feature of conduit financings in the municipal bond market. They provide tax advantages to projects and can be structured several different ways depending on the tax-exempt status of the parties involved.
The entitlement to bring claims for breaches of the investment standards and protections contained in Section A of Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement will soon end.