Jonathan Bloom and Olivia Greer of Weil, Gotshal & Manges analyze the 2nd Circuit’s recent decision in WNET Thirteen v. Aereo, which held that the Internet streaming of live television programs does not infringe broadcasters’ copyrights.
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Jason M. Halper and Ryan J. Andreoli of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, saying it could make it substantially more expensive and difficult for plaintiffs to obtain class certification in the future.
John P. Furfaro, Risa M. Salins and Madeline Stavis, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP discuss the current unsettled state of affirmative action in employment while the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin is still pending.
Tim Harkness and Dana Post of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer caution that before embarking upon social media research of witnesses, jurors, and adversaries, attorneys must educate themselves on the ethical parameters governing such research.
New divide between patent monetization firms points to higher risk of antitrust scrutiny for patent assertion entities
David L. Newman of Arnstein & Lehr discusses how a recent federal court decision and action by the FTC highlight the risk of antitrust violations by a newer breed of patent monetization firms, known as patent assertion entities.
Christopher R.J. Pace of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP examines the recently decided Comcast Corp. v. Behrend decision, in which the Supreme Court avoided making any sweeping pronouncements on the use of expert testimony by antitrust plaintiffs to support class certification.
DOJ suit seeks to unwind consummated transaction, highlights importance of documents in agency merger investigations
Brianne Kucerik of Weil, Gotshal & examines a recent antitrust suit filed by the Justice Department and how it highlights three key considerations that companies must bear in mind when assessing the risk of a potential acquisition.
Joseph B. Crace and David Killion of Bass, Berry & Sims examine the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Amgen Inc. v. Conn. Ret. Plans & Trust Inc. addressing class certification requirements for securities class actions.
Victor Metsch discusses a trio of decisions handed down on Jan. 29 by the First Department dealing with the spoliation of evidence.
Cynthia Blevins Doll of Fisher & Phillips offers eight strategies employers can use to prevent workers from abusing the Family Medical Leave Act by taking intermittent leaves.
Lauren Aguiar and Jonathan A. Friedman discuss recent legal developments regarding the use of the electronic discovery method known as “predictive coding,” which uses sophisticated computer algorithms to assist in the review of documents.
Joseph B. Crace and David Killion of Bass, Berry & Sims examine the recent proliferation of litigation filed to oppose mergers and whether that trend will continue.
Douglas Nemec and Kristen Voorhees of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom discuss the recently enacted Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012, which provides that the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 protects wholly internal proprietary information if the information relates to products or services that are used in interstate or foreign commerce.
Patrick O’Toole Jr. and Caroline K. Simons of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP explore the recent U.S. v. Caronia decision, which vacated the conviction of a pharmaceutical sales representative who promoted a drug’s off-label uses to a physician wearing a wire.