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Post date: Posted on: December 22, 2015

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has declared that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office may not deny trademarks on the grounds that they "disparage" discrete groups.

Tags: Appeals, Business Ethics, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property
Post date: Posted on: December 17, 2015

According to a recent 7th Circuit US Court of Appeals opinion authored by Judge Posner, the answer is “no.” In a Forbes article, Nick Sibilla of the Institute of Justice wrote about the case—Backpage.com, LLC v. Dart—and court’s opinion:

Tags: Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Legal Ethics, Social Media, Technology & Law
Post date: Posted on: November 9, 2015

The Washington Redskins have filed their opening appellate brief in the case of Pro-Football Inc. v. U.S., No. 15-1874 (4th Cir.).  The case arose over the U.S.

Tags: Administrative Law, Appeals, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property
Post date: Posted on: October 28, 2015

In a recent post, Eugene Volokh analyzes a complaint by numerous advocacy groups to the U.S.

Tags: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Social Media, Technology & Law
Post date: Posted on: October 26, 2015

In a high-profile case, the New York Supreme Court had occasion to articulate the equitable doctrine of cy pres.  In In re Paul Smith’s College of Arts and Sciences,

Tags: Equity / Chancery, Legal Theory, Social Entrepreneurship, Trust Law, Wills & Estates
Post date: Posted on: October 19, 2015

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that held that Google Inc.

Tags: Appeals, Civil Litigation / Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Technology & Law
Post date: Posted on: October 16, 2015

At ThompsonReuters, Frank Reynolds analyzes In re Sanchez Energy Derivative Litig., No. 9132, 2014 WL 6673895 (Del. Ch. Nov. 25, 2014) and KKR & Co.  Corwin et al. v. KKR Fin. Holdings et al., No. 629, 2014, 2015 WL 5772262 (Del. Oct.

Tags: Appeals, Civil Litigation / Civil Procedure, Commercial Litigation, Corporations, Courts, Equity / Chancery, Fiduciary Duties, Mergers and Acquisitions
Post date: Posted on: September 26, 2015

In a case that we have been following and posted about previously, the Utah Supreme Court answered “no” in a 4-1 split decision; the Court's lengthy opinion and dissent

Tags: Civil Litigation / Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor and Employment, Torts
Post date: Posted on: September 3, 2015

The New York Supreme Court in and for New York County recently issued the latest in a long series of New York decisions dealing with the issue of whether a New York court may exercise subject matter jurisdiction over an action for the judicial dissolution of a foreign (non-New York) business enti

Tags: Alternative Business Entities, Civil Litigation / Civil Procedure, Commercial Litigation, Contracts, Corporations, Courts, Equity / Chancery, Legal Opinions, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, Structured Finance

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