Cases from early 2018 that stand above many others for the impact they will have on both sanctions and e-discovery review processes moving forward.
With an assist from Toucan Sam and Tony Bennett, owners of pre-1972 sound recordings no longer have to worry about losing their common law…
Jonathan B. New and Victoria L. Stork
In May 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a new policy to address a growing problem in white-collar criminal and civil enforcement. With increased…
Stewart E. Sterk
The Rent Regulation Reform Act provides for deregulation of rent-stabilized apartments occupied by tenants whose income exceeds the statutory threshold. When a married couple lives in the apartment, the income of both spouses counts in determining whether the threshold is met. But suppose only one spouse occupies the apartment as a primary residence. When, if ever, should the income of the other spouse be counted towards the threshold?
A dealer in Internet domain names is accused in a cybersquatting suit of an illegal attempt to seize on the posthumous popularity of Prince.
Robert J. Anello and Justin Roller
Part One of a Two-Part Article
What was once perceived as a straightforward limitation on the government’s significant enforcement powers has become obscured by statutes and court interpretations that tend to elongate the period for the government to act in ways that often are not transparent to even experienced criminal practitioners.
Robert J. Stearn, Jr., Cory D. Kandestin and Christopher M. De Lillo
Delaware Bankruptcy Court Protects Communications with Financial Professionals Originating in Delaware
Because state law applies at the time a transaction is negotiated, the parties might assume — reasonably so — that state privilege law will govern communications with their attorneys and financial professionals. But what happens if, years later, a suit is filed in federal court and brings claims under federal law? Does state privilege law still apply?
Robert J. Bernstein and Robert W. Clarida
Over the summer, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit affirmed the denial of a new trial motion and an order denying rehearing en banc in Williams v. Gaye. We now consider whether the final affirmance of the jury verdict in favor of Marvin Gaye’s heirs is likely to wreak havoc on musical creativity as some, including the dissent, have argued. For us, the short answer is no.
Jeff J. Friedman
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently provided additional guidance to creditors seeking to block confirmation of a plan by…
Assignment of Right to Purchase Held Not Fraudulent