Manufacturing & Distribution Client Advisory - June 2017

Because it cannot help itself, the Supreme Court recently dealt another blow to patentees. In TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Grp. Brands LLC, 197 L. Ed. 2d 816 (U.S. May 22, 2017), the Court severely restricted where patent infringement lawsuits may be filed. In doing so, the Court overruled three decades of settled Federal Circuit case law in an attempt to limit the ability of patent holders to select a favorable forum and to provide potential defendants greater control over the jurisdictions in which they have to defend themselves.

Manufacturing & Distribution Client Alert - April 2017

When it comes to maintaining their competitive edge, most companies rely, to a greater or lesser extent, on safeguarding technological and other proprietary methods, processes and information against disclosure to, and use by, their competitors.

Employment Law Alert - April 5, 2017

Yesterday the federal appellate court sitting in Chicago ruled squarely that Title VII covers discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.

Employment Law Update - New OSHA-VOSH Poster and Injury Reporting Rules

In response to a change mandated by its federal counterpart, OSHA, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) promulgated a new administrative regulation regarding reporting of injuries and enhanced anti-retaliation procedures.

Employment Law Update - Winter 2017

Less than three weeks before the anticipated December 1, 2016, effective date of the Department of Labor (DOL) Rule doubling the exemption salary requirement to $47,476 per year, a U.S. District Judge in Texas entered an order temporarily blocking the increase.

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