In a unanimous 3-0 ruling, the court ruled that an alleged infringer's use of a copyrighted photograph on apparel constituted fair use. The court's opinion, however, is most significant for its open skepticism of the Second Circuit's finding in Cariou v. Prince, 714 F.3d 694 (2nd Cir. 2013)
On September 17, 2014, in Gucci America, Inc. v. Li and Tiffany (NJ) LLC v. Forbse, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held for the first time that foreign banks are not subject to jurisdiction in the United States simply because they operate U.S. branches.
This post will briefly examine the issue of paid parental leave for fathers and address some of the practical and legal principles that a company considering paid parental leave should take under consideration.
In the past, when China exceeded its 7% allocation of US Immigrant Investor Visas (EB-5 visas), Chinese applicants were permitted to take advantage of unused EB-5 visas allotted to other countries. But as of the last week of August 2014, the US State Department decided that the issuance of new EB-5 visas to Chinese applicants will be frozen or “retrogress” (move backward) until October 1, 2014, when the new fiscal year starts.
If granted, the case would be the first time the Supreme Court has addressed the substance of the FCPA.
Beware — there is a new trend afoot that adds yet another layer of compliance complexity. States are beginning to extend the protection of employment discrimination laws to a distinct category of persons who are not even employees at all — unpaid interns.
It's time to touch the third rail of law firm management: partner compensation.
On Wednesday the SEC announced charges and financial penalties totaling $2.6 million against 28 officers, directors, and major shareholders for repeated late filing of SEC forms reporting holdings and transactions in company stock, and six publicly traded companies for contributing to filing failures by insiders or failing to report their insiders’ filing delinquencies.
Lost in the Sony debate is the fact that Sony may be able to prevail on appeal even if the appellate court refuses to adopt a broad reading of the “in any manner” language. Indeed, Sony can make a compelling case that the term “publication,” when read in context with the policy as a whole, is intended to encompass both first-party and third-party acts.
In a recent matter before the SEC, settlement of an FCPA claim with Smith & Wesson