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Left At The Altar?: Who Owns The Engagement Ring When Love Goes Wrong?

USA - January 12 2017 You’ve found the right partner; you’ve found the right Ring; and your fiancee accepted. Now imagine your fiancee unexpectedly breaks off the

Give me a break: what Virginia law says about employee meal and rest breaks

USA - January 30 2013 Most people have heard the phrase "there's no such thing as a free lunch," but the recent rash of cases across the country involving litigation over

Five mistakes to avoid in drafting non-compete and non-solicitation agreements

USA - May 16 2013 Employers often seek business protection by entering into agreements with employees that restrict their business activities after leaving employment

The ADA and workplace drug testing: what are an employer’s rights?

USA - October 25 2012 An employee who works under the influence of drugs or alcohol at work may, at the very least, have diminished productivity and poor work performance; at worst, he poses a serious safety risk to himself and those around him

New Jersey tightens requirements for an Affidavit of Merit

USA - February 19 2015 The New Jersey Affidavit of Merit Statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-26 to -29, requires a plaintiff in a professional negligence action to file an affidavit

Left At The Altar?: Who Owns The Engagement Ring When Love Goes Wrong?

USA - January 12 2017 You’ve found the right partner; you’ve found the right Ring; and your fiancee accepted. Now imagine your fiancee unexpectedly breaks off the

Federal Circuit Narrows Patent Eligibility for CBM Review

USA - January 11 2017 In the recently decided Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google, Inc. case, the Federal Circuit significantly narrowed the eligibility standards for covered

Foreign Officials, Defamation Claims and the DC anti-SLAPP Statute

USA - January 11 2017 For the third time in the past five years, a court has applied the DC anti-SLAPP statute to dismiss a defamation suit brought by a foreign official

Three Takeaways from the DC Court of Appeals’ Mann Decision

USA - January 3 2017 There have been numerous articles about the long-awaited DC Court of Appeals’ opinion in Michael Mann’s libel suit against the National Review and

Top Four Estate Disputes from 2016

USA - December 30 2016 With the end of 2016 upon us, now is a fitting time to look back at some of the top estate disputes from this past year. 2016 was a typical year in