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HTMLGovernor Patrick Issues Vetoes, Signs Budget
George Atanasov, Julie Cox; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
On Friday, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a $36.5 billion state budget for FY2015, which is nearly $10 billion larger than the budget he proposed back in January 2014. Before signing off on his eighth and final annual spending plan, the Governor issued $16.1 million in vetoes, amounting to...

 

HTMLAnd Speaking of Foreign Trademark Filing Strategy: Tesla Motors is Sued in China for Trademark Infringment
Susan Neuberger Weller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
Further to our recent post about the worldwide trademark trials and tribulations of Anheuser-Busch and its BUDWEISER trademark, we now report that the up-and-coming electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc. has been sued in China for trademark infringement by a Chinese businessman who registered...

 

HTMLBacklash Over Facebook Timeline Experiment Serves as a Reminder: User Expectations Still Trump Fine Print
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
If you are one of the approximately 1.3 billion people who use Facebook, you’ve likely experienced the phenomenon where a single event (like Luiz Suarez biting that Italian guy or pretty much anything involving TSA) manages to raise the ire of a large number of your Facebook friends, causing...

 

HTMLEven in Privacy Cases, Risk of Injury Does not Always Equal Injury
Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
It’s an ancient conundrum; if a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Privacy litigation may well offer the closest jurisprudential equivalent; if data is stolen, but no one does anything with it, has there been an injury? A recent Illinois state...

 

HTMLPatent Hold-Up or Patent Hold-Out? Judge Essex Adds His Voice to the SEP-FRAND Debate
Sandra J. Badin, Michael T. Renaud, James Wodarski; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014
Administrative Law Judge Essex recently issued the public version of his Initial Determination in ITC investigation No. 337-TA-868, ruling that the respondents are precluded from relying on the defense that the patent holder is required to license the patents-in-suit on fair, reasonable and...

 

HTMLHaving Employees Sign Non-Compete Agreements After They Have Already Started Working Could Be A Big Problem For Some Employers
Brandon T. Willenberg; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
A non-compete agreement is a vital tool that companies use to protect their confidential and trade secret information and their customer and employee relationships. Employers, of course, want to avoid the trouble of running to court to enforce their non-compete agreements, but if they do, they...

 

HTMLBack to the Basics: Non-Compete Lost to a Superseding-Agreement Clause
Erin Cornell Horton, Jennifer B. Rubin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
With so much focus on the reasonableness of restrictive covenants, it’s easy to forget that non-competes are plain old contracts—nothing more. And when it comes to enforcing non-competes, basic contract law still applies.

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Nixes Certification Denial Ruling Against Newspaper Carriers Classified as Independent Contractors
George Patterson; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
The California Supreme Court recently held that a trial court needed to revisit its class certification decision regarding newspaper carriers who alleged that they should have been classified as employees rather than independent contractors. The trial court erred, the Court said, by focusing not on...

 

HTMLThe EEOC Releases Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues
Michael S. Arnold; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
The EEOC released its updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination yesterday — the first time it’s done so in more than 30 years.

 

HTMLCMS Proposes Changes to Sunshine Act Reporting
Kate F. Stewart; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
Drug and device manufacturers breathing a sigh of relief after completing their 2013 data submissions under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (the “Sunshine Act’) must now contend with four proposed changes to the Sunshine Act regulations. On July 3, 2014 the Centers for Medicare &...

 


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