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May 11, 2013

Getty Hits Microsoft with Copyright Infringement Action for Bing Widget

Getty Hits Microsoft with Copyright Infringement Action for Bing Widget The Bing Image Widget had a short fling on the Internet before a copyright infringement lawsuit by Getty Images caused Microsoft to take the widget down. The widget, which was released on August 22, 2014, allows website publishers to embed a panel on their websites […]

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May 7, 2013

Supervisory Highlights

Supervisory Highlights In This Issue: – Introduction – Supervisory observations ..Consumer reporting ..Debt Collection ..Deposits ..Mortgage servicing ..Student loan servicing ..Fair Lending: CFPB’s HMDA resubmission schedule & guidelines ..Remedial actions – Supervision program developments ..Recent CFPB guidance ..Other developments – Conclusion – Excerpt from Introduction: As the Bureau’s supervision program enters its fourth year, Supervision […]

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May 7, 2013

Solving the Legal Profession’s Diversity Problem

Solving the Legal Profession’s Diversity Problem Below is an excerpt from an article I just published in the PD Quarterly.  The topic is diversity, one of the hardest and most intractable problems affecting the legal profession.  What makes this article different is that it is draws heavily upon my applied research with law firms.    […]

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May 5, 2013

How to Design a Document Retention Policy

How to Design a Document Retention Policy Data minimization can be a powerful – and seemingly simple – data security measure. The term refers to retaining the least amount of personal information necessary in order for an organization to function. Less information means that there is less that the organization needs to protect, and less […]

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May 3, 2013

Supreme Court to Untie Regulatory Knot in Juice Labeling Dispute

Supreme Court to Untie Regulatory Knot in Juice Labeling Dispute Hearing oral arguments on April 21, 2014, the United States Supreme Court has waded into the contentious world of food labeling in the case of Pom Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co. [1] While the facts of Pom may present a garden-variety “truth-in-labeling” dispute to most […]

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April 29, 2013

How the Supreme Court Decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Undermines the USPTO Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

How the Supreme Court Decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Undermines the USPTO Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, finding that patents directed to “a computer-implemented scheme for mitigating ‘settlement risk’” were invalid as being drawn to a patent-ineligible […]

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April 28, 2013

Guidance Regarding Compliance with Changes to Clery Act Made by VAWA Before Final Regulations Become Effective

Guidance Regarding Compliance with Changes to Clery Act Made by VAWA Before Final Regulations Become Effective Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education (DOE) released guidance designed to assist institutions of higher education in determining how to comply with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) in relation […]

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April 24, 2013

Raleigh and State Are Close(r) on a Deal for “Destination” Dix Park

Raleigh and State Are Close(r) on a Deal for “Destination” Dix Park We’ve blogged in the past here and here about the dance between the City of Raleigh and the State of North Carolina over the City’s 300-plus acre Dorothea Dix campus, which belongs to the State, leased to the City, returned to the State, […]

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April 19, 2013

Wisconsin Latest State to Provide Social Media Protections to Applicants and Employees

Wisconsin Latest State to Provide Social Media Protections to Applicants and Employees On April 8, 2014, Governor Scott Walker signed Wisconsin Act 208 to prohibit employers from requiring or requesting that prospective and current employees disclose usernames and passwords for their personal Internet accounts. Wisconsin becomes the thirteenth state to grant similar social media protections, […]

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April 18, 2013

California Court Approves FLSA Formula For Flat Bonuses

California Court Approves FLSA Formula For Flat Bonuses The California Court of Appeal provided employers with a small New Year’s gift for 2016: on January 14, in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California, it affirmed that an employer’s formula for calculating overtime, based upon federal law rather than upon a formula in the California […]

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