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Fourth Circuit Holds That Trade Secret Protection Can Exist for Combinations of Public Information
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2018

In a recent decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that, when combined in a manner that adds value, entirely public


Florida Supreme Court Invited to Resolve Assignment-Of-Benefits Controversy
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • December 5 2018

At least two Florida appellate courts have directly contradicted each other on an increasingly-important question facing Floridians and the insurance


Fourth Circuit Refuses to Protect Employee Who Copied Personnel Files to Support Discrimination Claim
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2018

When a current employee files an EEOC charge or other legal claim against his or her employer, the company sometimes learns that the employee has been


Denial of Opportunity for Voluntary Overtime Is Tangible Employment Action
  • Shawe Rosenthal LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2018

A supervisor’s denial of voluntary overtime after learning that his subordinate reported his sexual harassment of her was a tangible employment action


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s Decision to Vacate Mountain Valley Pipeline Nationwide Permit
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2018

On November 27, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued the most recent in a series of decisions from various courts affecting


Fourth Circuit Reaffirms Protection for Combination Trade Secrets
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2018

It is a long standing principle in trade secret law that “a trade secret can exist in a combination of characteristics and components, each of which


To Defer or Not to Defer: Supreme Court Set to Hear Case That Could Decide Deference Standard in TCPA Cases
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 27 2018

On November 13, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the junk fax action, Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc. v. PDR Network, LLC, 883


Hiring and wage & hour law in North Carolina
  • Poyner Spruill LLP
  • USA
  • November 27 2018

A structured guide to background checks, hiring and wage & hour law in North Carolina


Snooping Employee Dooms Her Title VII Claims By Unauthorized Disclosure of Personnel Files
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 25 2018

On November 15, 2018, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit unanimously held in Netter v. Barnes that an employee


Supreme Court Declines to Review a Government Contractor’s TCPA Immunity
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2018

On October 29, 2018, the Supreme Court denied, without explanation, a TCPA class action plaintiff's Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, which sought to