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A federal appeals court panel has interpreted California Business and Professions Code Section 16600 to bar “no-employment” contract terms that prevent a former employee from working for the former employer or any entity in contract with the former employer. California employers who include no-employment provisions in their severance or settlement agreements with former...
Topics: Litigation (Civil, Business and Commercial), Employment / Labor Law,
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The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division may be widening the scope of its federal investigation of potential antitrust violations in the generic drug industry following sharp increases in the costs of numerous generic drugs.
Topics: Antitrust & Competition Law/Unfair Competition, Intellectual Property,
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The .SUCKS top-level-domain (TLD) is available for domain name purchase and registration, and companies are weighing the costs of registering their brands and corporate names during the .SUCKS gtld Sunrise Period versus waiting for the general registration period when the .SUCKS domain names become significantly cheaper. The standard price for a .SUCKS domain name during the Sunrise Period is $2,499, compared to registration costs as low as $10 when general availability launches on June 1,...
Topics: Intellectual Property,
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The U.S. Department of Justice has just issued a “best practices” document to help everyone prepare for, respond to and recover from a cybersecurity intrusion or data breach. These best practices urge companies to immediately develop actionable data breach response plans with the assistance of outside resources such as law enforcement, experienced legal counsel and forensic firms...
Attachments: Attachment (1)
Topics: Cyberspace Law / E-Commerce / Internet Law,
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In the case of Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Dist. Council Constr. Indus. Pension Fund, the United States Supreme Court held that issuers can be held liable under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 for: (i) false and misleading statements of opinion only where the speaker did not actually believe the statement to be true when made; and (ii) omissions of material facts about the factual basis for a statement of opinion if those omitted facts would conflict with what a “reasonable...
Topics: Litigation (Civil, Business and Commercial),
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This article analyzes recent NLRB actions, including new “quickie” election rules and recent Board decisions addressing “micro” bargaining units and access to employers’ e-mail systems that make it easier for unions to organize and win representation elections. It suggests’ how employers may respond.
Topics: Employment / Labor Law,
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The e-cigarettes market has witnessed unprecedented growth over the past few years, but it remains unclear whether they are a safer alternative to smoking. There is much debate on this point. It is argued that more regulation of this industry is required to protect the consumer. The growth of e-cigarettes presents a challenge and potential opportunity to the insurance industry.
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D.C. Court ruling puts to rest petitioners’ requests that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s order approving Dominion’s construction of a natural gas compressor in Maryland be vacated. The FERC is not in violation of the Natural Gas Act or Clean Air Act by approving the project and construction will continue as planned.
Attachments: Attachment (1)
Topics: Energy and Natural Resources Law,
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A New York Federal judge provides guidelines to plaintiffs’ counsel regarding reaching out to potential class members through social media. Counsel may reach out via social media when email and mailing addresses are unknown.
Topics: Communications Law / Media Law,
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