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Misconduct Remedies Against an Agent Under a Power of Attorney
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • May 23 2016

In a prior blog post, I discussed the duties of an agent under a power of attorney. In this blog post, I discuss the remedies that people have


Rethinking the “Standard” Arbitration Clause in Cloud Agreements (Part II)
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • May 23 2016

Part I of this article included a little bit of history about how it came to be so common that modern technology agreements - including “cloud


Risks and Rewards of BYOB
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

“Sorry. We don’t have a liquor license yet.” Naturally, new restaurateurs hate to deliver such disappointing news to guests who ask about beer and


Final Rule Increases Salary Thresholds for FLSA Overtime Exemption
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

More than two years after announcing their intent to expand overtime for U.S. workers - and 270,000 public comments later - President Obama and


Federal Circuit Maintains Software Patents Not Inherently Abstract
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

The Supreme Court's precedent requires a two-part test to determine whether otherwise patent-eligible claims - directed to a process, machine


Rethinking the “Standard” Arbitration Clause in Cloud Agreements
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • May 17 2016

Twenty or so years ago, arbitration began to gain wide acceptance among lawyers as a viable alternative for the effective resolution of civil


New Tool to Protect Franchisors’ Trade Secrets
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • May 12 2016

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defending Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the Act). The Act amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996


Convicted Felon’s Defamation Suit Triggers Multiple Anti-SLAPP Motions
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • May 11 2016

In late March, David Pitts filed suit against two local television stations (Channels 4 and 7), their parent companies, and Patch Media, which runs


CFPB Proposes Ban on Class Action Waiver Provisions in Arbitration Agreements
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • May 9 2016

On May 5, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced proposed regulations that would prohibit financial service providers from


Discharging Problem Patients the Right Way
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • May 5 2016

Discharging patients is not fun, but it is often prudent and necessary. Because of the legal and ethical implications in patient dismissal, it is