• Federal Judge Rules on the Overtime Salary Rule

    September 02, 2017 |

    Judge Mazzant issued a final ruling striking down the overtime rule. The Texas Federal Judge used essentially the same reasoning on which he based his temporary injunction ruling. In light of this final decision, the appeal of his temporary injunction likely becomes moot.

  • Communication and Why It Matters

    September 02, 2017 |

    The art of speaking, understanding, asking and developing dialogue has been eliminated in this fast-paced, quick-reply, "do it now" universe we now live in. Sure, we can communicate around the world in seconds, and conduct business at extraordinary speed; however we have lost the "human" elements of

  • Cyber Crime Now Targeting Law Firms

    September 02, 2017 |

    Cyber attacks and theft are on the rise around the country, and law firms are becoming prime targets. Unlike manufacturers, banks and retailers, law firms are unique organizations that are highly vulnerable.

  • Vendor Contracting for Privacy and Security

    September 02, 2017 |

    In an effort to continue to capture ongoing and new business, vendors may be opening themselves up to liability due to poorly drafted contracts with companies. In addition, in a rush by companies to have data shifted to the cloud, privacy concerns may be dangerously minimized.

  • Is This Really Patentable?

    September 02, 2017 |

    Strategies to Defend Against Patent Claims by Raising Lack of Patentable Subject Matter in District Court Litigation

    With the Supreme Court's decision in Alice, parties defending against a claim of patent infringement gained a potential way to find an early resolution to paten

  • Dark Web Marketplace Takedowns Mitigate Legal's Cyberthreat, But Only So Much

    September 02, 2017 |

    The recent takedown of dark web marketplace AlphaBay represented a major success for law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and around the world. However, experts caution that its effect on mitigating the overall level of cyberthreat faced by corporations and law firms alike, while significant, will l

  • The Alien Tort Statute

    September 02, 2017 |

    The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide the long-awaited issue of whether corporations can be liable under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), enacted by the First Congress more than 225 years ago.

  • The Uses of Prior Conduct in Copyright Cases

    September 02, 2017 |

    The Lessons of History

    In the context of a copyright case, a defendant's prior bad acts and prior conduct are more useful to a plaintiff than is typical in civil litigation.

  • Online Extra
    Christie Signs Fantasy Sports Bill

    September 02, 2017 |

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill on August 24 that will regulate daily fantasy sports betting, a multimillion-dollar-a-year industry in the state that has, until recently, gone largely unregulated nationwide.

  • 'Standard' Terms Won't Be Read Into Dykstra Settlement With Ghost Writer

    September 02, 2017 |

    In a case brought against former baseball player Lenny Dykstra by a social media ghost writer, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has offered the additional lesson that a writing other than a formal settlement agreement may constitute an enforceable agreement — even if one