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By Holly Lance
In order to register a trademark based on use in commerce, or to renew a registration based on a foreign or international registration, trademark owners are required to verify that the mark is in use in U.S. commerce...
By Phillip Hoover, Andrew Thompson
A federal court in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has ruled that seven consolidated suits over landfill pollution were properly removed to federal court.
By John G. McCarthy, Victor Metsch
The end of June often sees "blockbuster" decisions by the Court of Appeals before the Summer recess. But the 2018/2019 Term ended "not with a bang but a whimper."
By Victor Metsch
Phyllis Kossoff, a 92-year-old woman, lived in an apartment at 910 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan since 1966.
By Andrew Fawbush, Don Mazursky
The reasonableness of vendor fees has always been an important consideration for fiduciaries of 401(k) plans.
By Phillip Hoover
On July 9, the U.S. EPA issued its "review of the dust lead hazard standards and the definition of lead-based paint" under which the EPA left largely intact, the existing standards and definitions.
By Patrick J. Cain, Matthew Clarke, Yash Dave, Theodore Dokko, Patricia Hill, Ian Jones
Effective January 1, 2020, Nevada's newly signed bill, AB 132, criminalizes an employer's refusal to hire a prospective employee because the prospective employee's drug-screening test indicates the presence of marijuana.
By Patrick J. Cain, Matthew Clarke, Yash Dave, Patricia Hill, Ian Jones, Theodore Dokko
Predictive scheduling laws are laws that require employers to post employees' work schedules a certain amount of time in advance and penalize employers for last minute changes to schedules.
By Stephen O'Day, Phillip Hoover
On July 26, 2019, the Federal Mine, Safety, and Health Administration ("FMSHA") issued a new policy letter on emergency refuges for workers in underground mines
By Patrick J. Cain, Matthew Clarke, Yash Dave, Patricia Hill, Ian Jones
On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles in which it considered whether a worker
By Victor Metsch
A recent lawsuit resulted from an ongoing quarrel, between neighbors in a Washington Avenue co-op apartment building, over who owned a 2-foot by 20-foot strip of a shared rooftop terrace.
By Lisa Carrasco, Randall A. Constantine, Andrew Fawbush, Emily E. Friedman, Glenn T. Infinger, Teri King, Don Mazursky, Kelly Meyers, J. David Putnal, Angela Roberts, Brandon Sherlinski, Tobin Walls
On July 29, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued new rules expanding the availability of multiple employer retirement plans (MEPs).
By James Bikoff, Darlene S. Klinksieck, Holly Lance
Effective August 3, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO") will require trademark applicants, registrants, or parties to a proceeding before the Trademark Trial.
By Patrick J. Cain, Matthew Clarke, Yash Dave, Patricia Hill, Ian Jones
On July 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), issued several opinion letters regarding compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
By James Bikoff, Darlene S. Klinksieck
On July 3, 2019, the PTO issued Examination Guide 2-19, entitled "Examination Guidance for Section 2(a)'s Scandalous Marks Provision after Iancu v. Brunetti."
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