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ALERT: Don’t be Fooled by Bogus Operators Claiming You Need to Take Action on Your Trademarks or Patents
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • Global, USA
  • April 25 2017

There are a growing number of bogus operators who send misleading communications to patent and trademark owners. These operators often pose as a


DOL Issues Rule Delaying Applicability Date of Fiduciary Duty Rule for 60 Days, Until June 9, 2017
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • April 17 2017

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the DOL published its final rule delaying the applicability date of the Fiduciary Duty Rule for 60 days, from April 10, 2017


California Law and Venue for California Employees
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • April 14 2017

Companies that have employees in various states often seek uniformity in developing employment agreements by using choice of governing law and venue


Eighth Circuit Holds McCarran-Ferguson Act Bars RICO Claim Against Insurance Companies Based on Captive Reinsurance Transactions
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • April 13 2017

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the Eighth Circuit held that the McCarran-Ferguson Act barred a plaintiff from pursuing her RICO claims against an


ALERT: Supreme Court Decides That Payments Under Structured Dismissals Of Bankruptcy Cases Cannot Deviate From Ordinary Priority Rules Without Consent From All Affected Creditors
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • April 7 2017

Can a bankruptcy court order the "structured dismissal" of a Chapter 11 case if such dismissal would alter the ordinary priority rules for creditor


Are You Ready to Comply With the DOL Fiduciary Duty Rule If It Goes Into Effect on April 10? (Part III: Your E&O Policy)
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • March 27 2017

We are now two weeks from the still-current April 10 implementation date of Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Duty Rule. The DOL is still


Duty to Indemnify Bars Negligence Claim for Damages
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • March 22 2017

Employees will on occasion negligently perform their duties and as a consequence can often be discharged. But what about any damages caused by their


DOL’s Temporary Enforcement Policy Brings Cold Comfort
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • March 17 2017

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Temporary Enforcement Policy on the Fiduciary Duty Rule published on March 10, 2017 (Temporary Policy) has, from our


Are You Ready to Comply With the DOL Fiduciary Duty Rule If It Goes Into Effect on April 10? (Part II: The BICE)
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • March 7 2017

We are now five weeks from the still-current April 10 implementation date of United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Duty Rule. Yes, a


The Supreme Court is about to tell us where we can bring a patent lawsuit.
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • February 27 2017

There is a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court currently on this issue. Oral argument is scheduled for March 27, 2017. The case is In re TC