In an unpublished opinion filed on May 8, 2015, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit sent trade secret owners a strong reminder of the important role written confidentiality agreements play in protecting valuable intellectual property.
Arent Fox LLP is proud to announce that, for the thirteenth year in a row, Health Care partner Linda A. Baumann served as editor-in-chief of a comprehensive desk reference focused on fraud and abuse for lawyers in the health care industry.
OSHA substantially revised the 1994 Hazard Communication Standard in 2012 and by June 1, 2015 most employers have to be in full compliance with the new requirements.
Arent Fox LLP is proud to announce the publication of a comprehensive and definitive book for health care industry leaders focused on risk management and litigation.
Starting May 13, 2015, applicants in the US who file a single industrial design application at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in English have the opportunity to obtain protection for up to 100 different industrial designs across 44 countries and intergovernmental organizations.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act was enacted to protect consumers from abusive telemarketing practices by making it unlawful to initiate unsolicited telemarketing messages.
A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court issued a blow to the EEOC by ruling that a court may enforce the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) mandatory duty to conciliate discrimination claims before filing suit.
Automotive suppliers should take note that California's Proposition 65 now imposes a duty on suppliers to warn consumers about risks associated with exposure to several plasticizers or softeners added to certain soft plastics that are commonly used in automotive products.
Congress has considered a number of bipartisan efforts to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act and reform the manner in which the EPA regulates the distribution and use of chemical substances that EPA determines pose an “unreasonable risk to health or to the environment.”
With the release of the Apple Watch, a number of companies are likely to grapple with an increasingly common problem: how to secure sensitive company data and information in the age of wearables.
On April 14, 2015, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed into law a measure that extends the applicability of the state's anti-discrimination laws to unpaid interns.
California has a strong public policy favoring trial by jury, and since California Supreme Court’s decision in Grafton Partners, L.P. v. Superior Court, 116 P. 3d 479 (2005), contractual pre-dispute jury trial waivers have been held invalid in cases unless otherwise expressly authorized by statute.
This is the third installment from Birgit Matthiesen for a planned series of cross-border trade updates.
Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark of the District Court for the District of Delaware reversed and remanded the decision of the Bankruptcy Court which approved a Bankruptcy Rule 9019 settlement that Judge Stark concluded had been inadequately noticed under the circumstances.
The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Health Care Compliance Association jointly released an educational resource for governing boards.
Technological advances make it easier than ever to purchase tickets for live sporting events via secondary ticket exchange. These advances create intense competition in the secondary ticket exchange business, as companies seek to capture revenue from fees.
Chief Judge Cecelia G. Morris of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York decided that banks may not place an administrative freeze, even a temporary one, on the bank account of an individual who files for bankruptcy.
Sovereign Assets Ltd. (SAL), a real estate firm based in Israel, was unable to service its debt obligations and was placed into liquidation proceedings in Israel. Two administrators, who had been appointed to liquidate the company in Israel, commenced Chapter 15 proceeding.
Employers in New York are bound by a law that requires them to pay workers who report for scheduled shifts at least four hours of pay, even if managers send them home earlier.
Clothing retailers Urban Outfitters and Free People recently agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the retailers improperly collected ZIP codes from customers at checkout by giving class members a gift card.
On April 16, 2015, the Virginia Supreme Court threw out a contempt citation against social media company Yelp, Inc. (Yelp) in a closely watched case involving anonymous free speech rights on the internet.
Earlier this week, the owners of the egg distribution firm, Quality Egg, LLC (Quality Egg), were sentenced to three months in prison, given one year of supervised probation, and required to each pay a $100,000 fine after pleading guilty to selling eggs in 2010 that were contaminated with salmonella.
Last week, 14 state attorneys general sent a letter to Congress requesting that it investigate the herbal supplements industry, as well as consider giving the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stronger oversight authority over the marketing of such products in the US.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has informed a US district court that it may not be proposing regulations requiring energy and mining companies to disclose payments to governments for the extraction of natural resources until spring 2016.
In a recent non-precedential decision, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that the fast food chain Del Taco, Inc. (Del Taco) no longer enjoys trademark rights in the NAUGLES brand associated with Naugles, Inc., a California-based fast food chain that Del Taco acquired in the late-1980s.