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  • NLRB Issues Advice Memo Finding That Franchisor Is Not Joint Employer

    By: David L. Cahn

    On April 28, 2015 the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), Office of the General Counsel, issued an Advice Memorandum to the NLRB’s Chicago area regional office finding that a restaurant franchisor and its Chicago area development agent are not joint employers with a Chicago franchisee.  ...

  • Good Faith Belief in Invalidity of Patent is Not a Defense to Inducement to Infringe Claim: Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

    The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc. overturned Federal Circuit precedent allowing defendants to avoid liability for inducing third parties to infringe a patent based on a good-faith belief that the asserted patent is invalid. Noting that infringement and...

  • Advice on Making Corporate Governance Changes

    By: Eileen Morgan Johnson

    It’s not uncommon for an association’s corporate governance to become stale, a relic of the past, perhaps from the days of the association’s founding or from the last time the governance was overhauled two or three decades ago.  The governance structure that was perfect for the association in...

  • Top 10 Questions For The Dental Associate To Ask Before Signing The Associate Agreement

    By: Philip M. Bogart

    You may wonder why you would want to talk with a lawyer about your career at this early stage. Excellent question.  While the legal issues a new graduate needs to consider are typically very different than those faced by a dentist in mid-career who is buying or selling a practice or a dentist...

  • CAFC Addresses “Use in Commerce” in Playdom Decision

    On March 2, 2015, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC” or “the Court”) addressed directly for the first time whether the offering of a service, without the actual provision of a service, is sufficient to constitute use in commerce under Lanham Act § 45. In deciding that it is...

  • Erek Barron Joins Women's Caucus - Washington Post

    Erek Barron was mentioned in the Washington Post's article, "Four men join the Maryland Women’s Caucus." Del. Erek L. Barron, a freshman in the Maryland General Assembly, was still adjusting to his new legislative schedule when he realized that he had double-booked meetings.

  • Check Your Community Association's Policies - They May be Unlawful

    By: Jennifer S. Jackman

    By Jennifer Jackman

  • New Required Notices for D.C. Employers

    By: Jennifer S. Jackman, Tiffany M. Releford

    By:  Jennifer S. Jackman, Esq. and Tiffany M. Releford, Esq.

  • D.C. Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    By: Jennifer S. Jackman, Tiffany M. Releford

    The D.C. Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014 (“the Act”) became effective March 3, 2015.  Under the Act, D.C. employers are required to provide accommodations, when requested, to employees when they are needed due to pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or...

  • Check Your Policies - They May be Unlawful

    By: Jennifer S. Jackman

    By Jennifer Jackman