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Ninth Circuit Weighs In: Nevada "Superpriority" Law for HOA Liens Violates Due Process

USA - August 17 2016 In a 2-1 decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overruled the 2014 decision from the Nevada Supreme Court about which we

Spokeo Injury Requirement May Not Be TCPA Silver Bullet Some Had Predicted, But Nonetheless Dooms Claims of Serial Plaintiff

USA - July 13 2016 While many legal analysts predicted the potential demise of TCPA litigation in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Spokeo v. Robins decision in May, as it

Arbitration Saves Money And Patents In International Disputes

USA - August 11 2016 The advantages and disadvantages of arbitration versus litigation have been long debated. Because arbitration is a matter of contract, parties are

OFAC Offers Guidance on Dealings with Iran

Iran, USA - July 21 2016 Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed by the United States on January 16, 2016, certain nuclear-related secondary sanctions were lifted

Restriction requirement: to traverse or not to traverse?

USA - October 8 2013 During the pendency of a patent application, the US Patent and Trademark Office can restrict claims, requiring that the Applicant elect a sub

Companies Should Revisit Severance and Other Agreements as the SEC Steps Up Enforcement Actions to Protect Whistleblower Rights

Ireland, USA - August 18 2016 In less than one week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced enforcement actions against two companies that had required their

Ninth Circuit Weighs In: Nevada "Superpriority" Law for HOA Liens Violates Due Process

USA - August 17 2016 In a 2-1 decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overruled the 2014 decision from the Nevada Supreme Court about which we

Sixth Circuit Says FCC Can't Preempt State Limits on Municipal Broadband

USA - August 15 2016 In an August 10, 2016 ruling, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the FCC’s preemption of state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina which

Sixth Circuit Says FCC Can't Preempt State Limits on Muncipal Broadband

USA - August 15 2016 In an August 10, 2016 ruling, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the FCC’s preemption of state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina which

FCC Proposes to Fine E-Rate Telecom Provider $106,425 for Violation of E-Rate Lowest Corresponding Price Rule

USA - August 11 2016 A recent Notice of Apparent Liability (“NAL”) issued by the Enforcement Bureau (“Bureau”) of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or