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The Wrong Estate Executor Can Make Family Drama Worse, As Jerry Garcia’s Heirs Discovered

October 5 2017 When Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia died of a heart attack in 1995 at age 53, he left his assets to his third wife, three daughters by two…

Leasing restrictions of condominium and townhome associations

January 17 2012 Board members of Illinois condominium and townhome associations have always been concerned about the number of units which are leased in the association.

“Charbucks” is not a blurring trademark dilution of “Starbucks”

July 28 2014 In 2001, Starbucks Corporation, prominent global purveyor of specialty coffee, brought an action for trademark dilution by blurring against Wolfe's…

Current issues under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act in ATM litigation

May 2 2012 As bank automated teller machines (ATMs) have become ubiquitous and heavily used by consumers, the plaintiff’s class action bar has sought to find ways to turn them into a revenue source.

The use of receiverships for managing troubled assets

August 10 2010 Receiverships are becoming a popular tool for creditors to manage distressed real estate and to realize upon their collateral.

Maryland Employers Must Prepare for New Sexual Harassment Disclosure Obligations

May 16 2018 With momentum from the #MeToo movement, the Maryland General Assembly overwhelmingly passed the Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of…

New Jersey Gets Closer to Restricting Non-Compete Agreements

May 15 2018 In December 2017, we blogged about New Jersey Senate bill SB3518, which set forth sweeping restrictions that would limit the enforceability of…

Employees or Independent Contractors? New Jersey Governor Establishes Task Force to Crack Down on Employee Misclassification

May 10 2018 On May 3, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order establishing the Task Force on Employee Misclassification (the "Task Force")…

DOL Issues Fact Sheet on Common Higher Education Positions

May 7 2018 On April 12, 2018, the DOL released a new Fact Sheet relating to overtime pay at higher education institutions. The Fact Sheet confirms what many…

Paid Sick Leave -New Jersey Employers Your 180 Days Start Now

May 3 2018 The changes in New Jersey following the election of Governor Phil Murphy continue. On May 2, 2018, Governor Murphy signed the New Jersey Paid Sick…