April 10, 2013

The Impact of the European Unified Patent Court on Filing Strategies

The Impact of the European Unified Patent Court on Filing Strategies Europe is on the verge of implementing its new Patent System (expected May 2017) with a Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC), under which the EU would allow for grant of a unitary patent under the rules and procedures of the European Patent […]

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April 9, 2013

Send a non-compete demand letter – buy yourself a lawsuit?

Send a non-compete demand letter – buy yourself a lawsuit? When employers seek injunctive relief to enforce a restrictive covenant, nearly every judge begins the injunctive hearing with the same question: What efforts did you make to resolve this matter? Judges encourage settlement; they encourage compromise. Even if such compromise is not possible, they want […]

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April 8, 2013

Where Have You Gone Dennis Kozlowski? Third Circuit Dismisses Tyco Employee’s Whistleblower Claim Over Excessive Corporate Spending

Where Have You Gone Dennis Kozlowski? Third Circuit Dismisses Tyco Employee’s Whistleblower Claim Over Excessive Corporate Spending On February 2, 2016, the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a long-running SOX whistleblower suit filed by Jeffrey Wiest, a former accounts payable manager for Tyco Electronics. The decision is the first in which the Third Circuit […]

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April 8, 2013

National Association of Insurance Commissioners Releases Draft Model Law Updating Managed Care Adequacy Model Act

National Association of Insurance Commissioners Releases Draft Model Law Updating Managed Care Adequacy Model Act On November 12, 2014, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) released a draft model law updating the NAIC’s Managed Care Network Adequacy Model Act.  The NAIC regularly creates model laws to serve as templates to assist federal and state […]

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April 8, 2013

The Panama Papers: addressing the consequences

The Panama Papers: addressing the consequences Approximately 11.5 million internal documents were leaked to media organizations around the world that reveal the operations of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.  The law firm’s leaked files (popularly known as the Panama Papers) show that Mossack Fonseca worked with more than 14,000 banks, law firms and companies […]

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April 7, 2013

Online Negativity: How to Fight Back

Online Negativity: How to Fight Back This article originally appeared in the November 2015 issue of Valley Lawyer Magazine by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. It is republished here with permission. The internet is a powerful channel for communication, with great strengths compared to other media. It has been referred to as the “largest […]

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April 6, 2013

OPM and Where The Lines Are

OPM and Where The Lines Are The recent hacking of the sensitive personal information of millions of American public servants at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) points out a noteworthy distinction in how the U.S. government views some types of cybersecurity breaches for which foreign governments allegedly are responsible.   In the face of […]

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April 6, 2013

2015 Legislative Changes to Florida’s Limited Liability Company Act

2015 Legislative Changes to Florida’s Limited Liability Company Act During the 2015 legislative session, the Florida legislature adopted amendments to Chapter 605 of the Florida Statutes. Chapter 605 is the Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act (Florida Revised LLC Act). The bill containing the amendments to Chapter 605 was signed by Governor Scott on June […]

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