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|Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)|
Woodrow H. "Woody" Pollack; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
February 26, 2015, previously published on November 6, 2014I've previously written about the litigation brought by Yellow Pages Photos ("YPP") against Ziplocal and Yellow Pages Group ("YPG"). YPP proceeded to trial against Ziplocal and YPG. YPP next sought an award of its attorneys fees against Ziplocal.
|Rite Aid Pharmacy Chain Settles Whistleblower Case with the United States Government|
Sarah Logan Mancebo; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014Rite Aid Corporation (“Rite Aid”) paid the United States government nearly $3 million to settle claims alleging it violated the False Claims Act between 2008 and 2010 for knowingly and improperly exerting undue influence on the decisions of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. According...
|Medical Marijuana: Constitutional Amendment Language Filed with the Department of State for the Voting Ballot in 2016|
Sarah Logan Mancebo; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
February 18, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015Proponents of the November 2014 constitutional ballot that would have legalized euphoric medical marijuana to treat certain debilitating medical conditions are making a second attempt to legalize medical marijuana in Florida.
|Florida Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1, 2015|
Susan T. Spradley; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity has announced a new minimum wage effective on January 1, 2015. On that date the minimum wage will be raised from $7.93 an hour by twelve cents to $8.05 an hour. For employees subject to the tip credit, the tipped minimum wage will also rise by four cents...
|Health Care E-lert -- Proposed Telemedicine Bill Filed in the Senate|
February 18, 2015On January 22, 2015, two Senators filed a telemedicine bill that could help expand telemedicine in Florida. The proposed bill provides hope to telemedicine supporters that a bill may pass in 2015. Lawmakers considered several proposed bills in 2014; however, they were unable to reach agreement and...
|General Counsel's "Talking Points" Memo to CEO Not Privileged|
Troy A. Kishbaugh, Michael R. Santana; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014Generally, the attorney-client privilege protects communications between corporate in-house counsel and management relating to legal matters. However, this privilege is not limitless and communications between in-house counsel and management containing both legal and business advice may not be...
|Trademark Tacking is A Question for the Jury|
February 18, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015Hana Financial, Inc., v. Hana Bank et al., 2015 WL 248559 (January 21, 2015)
On January 21, 2015, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court issued its first trademark opinion in over a decade. The issue before the Court related to the doctrine of trademark tacking which permits trademark owners...
|Properly Classifying Your Workers?|
Brian K. Furgala; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
February 18, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015How does your organization classify its workers? Employees... independent contractors...other? Florida employers should expect an increase in investigations from both federal and state enforcement agencies. On January 13, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Florida Department of...
|BANKRUPTCY BEAT: Connecticut Bankruptcy Court Approves Settlement In Two Related Cases with a Torturous Twelve Year History|
Elizabeth Austin; GrayRobinson P.A.;
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2015The Chapter 7 case of First Connecticut Consulting Group, Inc. and James J. Licata (the “Cases”) began as Chapter 11 cases over twelve years ago. The cases were consolidated and remained in Chapter 11 for four years as litigation ensued between the Mocco parties and the debtors over a...
|BANKRUPTCY BEAT: Connecticut District Court Affirms the Bankruptcy Court’s Dismissal of an Individual Chapter 11 Case For The Debtor’s Failure to Satisfy Section 1112(b)(2)’s Strict Standards|
Jessica Grossarth; GrayRobinson P.A.;
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014Countless individual debtors file for bankruptcy to save their homes from foreclosure, but some of them abuse the bankruptcy court system in the process. Vega v. United States Trustee, 2014 WL 4843698 (D. Conn. 2014) highlights this type of abusive debtor. Cecilio Vega filed three (3) bankruptcy...