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  • Don’t Be Unreasonable: U.S. Supreme Court Sets the Standard for Awarding Attorneys’ Fees in Copyright Cases

    You have just received a cease and desist letter related to something that was posted on your company’s website.  Some person that you’ve never heard of before is threatening to sue you for thousands of dollars for copyright infringement unless you purchase a license or agree to a settlement for some amount of money.  You […]

    Second Circuit Reinforces the Scope of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s Safe Harbor Provision

    In Capitol Records LLC v. Vimeo, LLC, the Second Circuit issued a decision clarifying the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (“DMCA”) safe harbor provision, which protects certain Internet service providers from liability for copyright infringement when a user of the service provider’s website posts infringing content on the site. The ruling also discussed what constitutes knowledge […]

    Former Yale Basketball Captain Sues University Over Sexual Misconduct Expulsion

    Jack Montague, who was expelled from Yale University earlier this year following his involvement in an alleged sexual assault, recently filed a lawsuit against the University for allegedly mishandling the investigation and his expulsion. The lawsuit names Yale, Angela Gleason, then-Deputy Title IX Coordinator in the Office of the Provost, and Jason Killheffer, then-senior deputy […]

    Uber and Lyft Drivers Bring Class Action against Companies’ Terminating Services in Austin

    Drivers for Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. filed two proposed class actions in California on June 9, 2016, after the companies suddenly removed their services from Austin, Texas following new regulations. The two lawsuits stem from a public referendum, known as Proposition 1, which took place May 9 in Austin, which asked voters whether […]

    Delaware Supreme Court Holds that Merely Registering to do Business in the State Not Sufficient to Subject Corporation to General Personal Jurisdiction

    The Delaware Supreme Court recently held that a corporation that simply registers to do business in Delaware without more is not subject to general personal jurisdiction. The court held that a state’s registration statute does not constitute consent to be subject to general jurisdiction.  The case, Genuine Parts Co. v. Cepec, 2016 Del. LEXIS 247 […]

    The EEOC Calls for Federal Judge to Continue with Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) asked U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Bissoon in the Western District of Pennsylvania to reject a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit alleging a worker was discriminated against on the basis of his sexual orientation. The lawsuit, originally filed in March by the EEOC, alleges that Dale Baxley, a […]

    Obama Administration Announces Overtime Expansion, Affecting Over 4 Million Workers

    On May 17, 2016, the Obama administration announced a new regulation passed by the U.S. Department of Labor to raise workers’ overtime pay cutoff. The regulation will raise the overtime pay cutoff from $23,660 to $47,476 per year, or $913 per week. By way of background, President Obama called upon the Department of Labor to […]

    U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice Issue Dear Colleague Letter Addressing Protections for Transgender Students

    On May 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague Letter (the “Letter”) addressing civil rights protections for transgender students under Title IX.  The Letter is meant to be “significant guidance” to schools and “provides information and examples to inform recipients about how the Departments evaluate […]

    United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to Consider Misrepresentation in Food Labeling

    On May 26, 2016, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (the “MDL”) will consider whether to consolidate dozens of cases from federal courts across the country involving food mislabeling for pretrial hearings and related proceedings. The panel will hear oral argument regarding whether clusters of cases, with defendants such as Kraft Heinz Foods, […]

    Article 129-B Deadlines Are Approaching

    As you may already be aware, institutions must file a certificate of compliance with the provisions of Article 129-B with the New York State Education Department, by July 1, 2016. In addition, by July 1, 2016, and once every ten years thereafter, coinciding with the filing required by Article 129-A of the New York Education […]