• Corporate FCPA Enforcement in the Era of Trump

    May 25, 2017 |

    Part Two of a Two-Part Article

    As the penalties being extracted by the United States from multinational corporations for violations of anti-corruption statutes have skyrocketed in recent years, an increasing number of other countries have begun to pass or enhance their own laws pro

  • A 'Loss' Under the CFAA Does Not Require Interruption of Service

    May 02, 2017 |

    What Federal Appellate Courts Agree Upon with Regard to the CFAA

    Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. § 1030, which was originally enacted in 1984 to address "computer crime," the success of CFAA claims can sometimes ride on whether "authorization" connotes restr

  • Commercial Leases and the Law of Electronic Transactions

    May 02, 2017 |

    Over the past 20 years, the rise of email as a generally-accepted medium of business communication has prompted the law to allow certain contracts, including leases, to be entered into electronically, without a handwritten signature. This article addresses recent developments and the present state o

  • Support Animals As an Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities

    May 02, 2017 |

    With increasing frequency, requests for emotional-support and service animals in housing lead to disputes under the Federal, State and City Discrimination Laws that protect the disabled. The requests are often mishandled by either the housing provider, the disabled person or both.

  • Defamation and the Disgruntled Defendant

    May 02, 2017 |

    Part One of a Two-Part Article it is no wonder that those who find themselves on the receiving end of a product liability lawsuit and its attendant bad publicity sometimes fight back. So it was in a recent case, in which a company, publicly accused by a plaintiff's lawyers of using no

  • Expanding the Scope of Good Guy Guarantees in NY

    May 02, 2017 |

    Good Guy Guarantees are intended to protect landlords against defaulting and insolvent commercial tenants. However,iIn Bri Jen Realty Corp. v. Altman, New York's Second Appellate Department construed a Good Guy Guarantee to hold a guarantor liable for rent for 11 months after the tenant surre

  • Supreme Court Rules on Design of a Useful Article

    May 02, 2017 |

    Fashion, furniture, and other design-oriented companies will take note of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., which resolved a division among the federal circuits on the issue of the separability of designs of useful articles under the Copyri

  • Would Jevic Have Come Out Differently with Gorsuch?

    May 02, 2017 |

    In Jevic, the members of SCOTUS — sans Neil Gorsuch, who had not yet been confirmed — declined the invitation to "upend" the absolute priority scheme. The question presented: "Can a bankruptcy court approve a structured dismissal that provides for distributions that do not follow ordinary pri