By: Danielle G. Marcus
Originally published in The Woman Advocate Newsletter, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Spring 2015, Vol. 20, No. 3.
By Jhumur Razzaque As many of you are already aware, the legalization of the possession and use of marijuana in the District of Columbia went into effect on February 26, 2015. As with every law, of course, there are certain limitations to the possession and use of this substance. Under the...
By: Kevin G. Hroblak
Baltimore -- Kevin Hroblak has contributed a chapter, entitled “Considerations for Directors and Officers of Distressed Companies,” to a new book from Aspatore Books, a division of Thomson Reuters. The volume, Best Practices for Addressing Professional Liability Claims, gives an insider’s...
By: Tiffany M. Releford
By: Tiffany M. Releford, Esq.
By: Kevin A. Kernan
By: Kevin A. Kernan The Virginia General Assembly approved a number of bills in the 2015 legislative session which impact, directly or indirectly, common interest communities, and the Governor of Virginia signed the following bills into law.
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. ...
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...
By: Eileen Morgan Johnson, CAE
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...
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...
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...