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EMPLOYMENT LAW STRATEGIST

Immigration Status

By Theodore (Ted) Ruthizer and Mark D. Koestler

To provide clarity to employers as to permissible questions that may be posed to prospective employees, the authors list the most common questions that corporate clients ask — and provide recommendations. Read More...

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ACCOUNTING and FINANCIAL PLANNING for LAW FIRMS

Valuation of a Law Firm and a Law Practice

By James D. Cotterman

Lawyers leaving a law practice have an economic interest in monetizing their career-long investment in building a client portfolio and a referral network. How each lawyer has accomplished this depends on his or her particular practice, market and style. But while the means may vary, the results are the same — access to clients who have legal needs. And this is the value the acquirers wish to capture. Read More...

ENTERTAINMENT LAW & FINANCE

Suing Led Zeppelin
Can a Copyright Infringement Plaintiff Rewrite Rock and Roll History?

By Christopher P. Bussert and James A. Trigg

This article examines the allegations of Spirit that Led Zeppelin copied the introductory descending guitar figure in "Stairway to Heaven" from its 1968 instrumental, explains why the suit is not stale despite being brought 42 years after the release of "Stairway," and discusses the challenges that the plaintiff must overcome if he is to prevail in the litigation. Read More...

INTERNET LAW & STRATEGY

Aereo: The Uncertain Limits of What the Supreme Court Decided

By Mitchell Zimmerman

On June 25, 2014, a 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court held that Aereo's streaming service — which allowed customers to view over-the-air TV broadcasts via the Internet — violated the broadcasters' public performance right under the Copyright Act. Applying what the dissent derided as "an improvised standard ('looks-like-cable-TV')," the majority held that Aereo infringed copyrights owned by the television networks. Read More...

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ENTERTAINMENT LAW & FINANCE

Suing Led Zeppelin
Can a Copyright Infringement Plaintiff Rewrite Rock and Roll History?

This article examines the allegations of Spirit that Led Zeppelin copied the introductory descending guitar figure in "Stairway to Heaven" from its 1968 instrumental, explains why the suit is not stale despite being brought 42 years after the release of "Stairway," and discusses the challenges that the plaintiff must overcome if he is to prevail in the litigation.

INTERNET LAW & STRATEGY

Aereo: The Uncertain Limits of What the Supreme Court Decided

On June 25, 2014, a 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court held that Aereo's streaming service — which allowed customers to view over-the-air TV broadcasts via the Internet — violated the broadcasters' public performance right under the Copyright Act. Applying what the dissent derided as "an improvised standard ('looks-like-cable-TV')," the majority held that Aereo infringed copyrights owned by the television networks.

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