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  • 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...

  • Be on Guard for Cybersecurity Breaches

    By: Jefferson C. Glassie, Stacey L. Pine*

    Over the last few years, cyber attacks on businesses have become a regular occurrence. The banking, retail, gaming and health care industries have all fallen victim to cyber attacks. The news media has been replete with stories about for-profit businesses experiencing security lapses or breaches by...

  • How Simple is that Simple Retirement Plan, Really?

    By: Mary Claire Chesshire

    By Mary Claire Chesshire

  • Hat Fight: NLRB Ruling Against Company Hat Policy Rejected by D.C. Circuit

    By: Jeffrey C. Seaman

    By Jeffrey Seaman

  • Social Media & Employment Law

    By: A. Ari Ghosal

    By Ari Ghosal The advent of social media has changed the landscape of how people communicate, share and connect with others online, through applications such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Snapchat, among others.  As social media has become the conduit by which people share...

  • Check Your Policies - They May be Unlawful

    By: Jennifer S. Jackman

    By Jennifer Jackman