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Judge Kaplan: Plaintiff Who Live-Streamed Childbirth Must Pay News Networks’ Attorneys’ Fees for Dismissed Copyright Suit

USA - June 23 2017 In an opinion Wednesday, Judge Kaplan awarded attorneys’ fees to news networks that broadcast brief excerpts of the plaintiff’s live-streaming on

Video Game Maker Argues “Fair Use” of Images of NBA Player Tattoos

USA - August 10 2017 Take-Two, the maker of the video game NBA 2K, argues in a motion filed yesterday that its display of certain player tattoos in the game is

Misclassification of Exempt Employees

USA - August 9 2017 Overtime claims continue to dominate class action filings and cause significant exposure for companies in all industries. In July alone, plaintiffs

Judge Swain Awards Tiffany $19.35 Million in Trademark Case Against Costco

USA - August 15 2017 In an order yesterday, Judge Swain awarded $19.35 million in trebled profits and punitive damages to Tiffany & Co. for its trademark infringement

Judge Forrest: Ivanka Trump Must Sit for Deposition in Suit Over Copycat Shoes

USA - June 25 2017 In an Order Friday in a case in which an Italian fashion company accuses Ivanka Trump’s fashion label of creating copycat shoes (see our coverage of

Executive Order Addresses the Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency

USA - August 21 2017 Noting that a strong industrial base and resilient supply chains are critical to the economic strength and national security of the United States, the

U.S. Visa Operations across Russia Temporarily Suspended

USA - August 21 2017 On August 21, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced the suspension of all U.S. nonimmigrant (temporary) visa (“NIV”) operations across

Telecoms in the USA

Global, USA - August 18 2017 A structured guide to telecoms laws in the USA

Daily Tax Update - August 18, 2017: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FATCA Challenge

USA - August 18 2017 In Crawford v. Department of Treasury, a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit

Second Circuit Reverses Judge Rakoff, Finds Uber Arbitration Clause is Enforceable

USA - August 18 2017 As part of the ongoing Uber antitrust litigation, the Second Circuit yesterday reversed Judge Rakoff’s earlier ruling that the arbitration clause in