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Seventh Circuit in Boucher: Miller Safe Harbor Language Does Not “Immunize” Debt Collectors from Liability for Violations of 1692e
  • Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2018

Eighteen years ago, the Seventh Circuit crafted "safe harbor" language which, if used, shielded debt collectors from liability under 15 U.S.C. §

Seventh Circuit Holds that ERISA does not Preempt State “Slayer Statute”
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2018

We turn once again to the sad and difficult task that plan administrators face when distributing the benefits of a participant who has been murdered

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Holds that ERISA Does Not Pre-empt State Slayer Statutes
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2018

Anka Miscevic had a history of mental illness. While her husband Zelkjo was sleeping, she stabbed him in the chest and hit him over the head with a

Are Trademark Licenses Protected In A Licensor Bankruptcy? The Circuits Are Split.
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 1 2018

Certain licensees of intellectual property are expressly given expanded rights when their licensors file bankruptcy. But what about trademark

Service on Foreign Governments in US Lawsuits - Handle with Care, and Avoid the Embassy
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA, Global
  • January 31 2018

Proper service of process is critical in litigation involving foreign sovereigns, including litigation to obtain an enforceable judgment. The Fourth

Despite SEC’s Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Digital Realty Trust Appeal Over “Whistleblower” Definition, U.S. Supreme Court Seems Skeptical
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2018

As we reported in our October and July 2017 newsletters, the U.S. Supreme Court is currently reviewing a circuit split concerning whether the

Seventh Circuit Rejects Ex-CEO’s Would-Be Whistleblower Claims
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2018

On January 11, 2018, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Orion Energy Systems, Inc

Recent Bankruptcy Decision Raises Questions for Trademark Licensees
  • Dickinson Wright
  • USA
  • January 30 2018

If you are a licensee under a trademark license, what happens to your license if the licensor winds up in the Bankruptcy Court? A recent United States

Fitness Industry Workplace Law Update - Winter 2018
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • January 29 2018

Welcome to our premiere issue! Our goal is to keep fitness industry clients and contacts informed about employment and labor law issues that may

First Circuit Rejects Seventh Circuit’s Approach to Rejection of Trademark Licenses: Licensees Retain No Post-Rejection Trademark Rights
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2018

In one of the first decisions issued this year by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the court addressed an issue of first