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LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Wise Law Blog

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May 26, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law. In 2015, an Ontario Court awarded 27 months’ of pay in lieu of reasonable notice to a 65-year-old civil engineer who had been employed for 40.66 years. Show More Summary

Wikipedians Join Push For Fair Use In Australia After Six Government Reports Recommend It

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

People in Australia have been asking for the introduction of fair use as part of a broader copyright reform for a long time. Techdirt first wrote about it four years ago, then again last year, when the Australian Law Reform Commission produced one of the best reports ever written on the topic by a government body. Show More Summary

Crime and punishment roundup

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Citation nation: abuse of fees and fines erodes legitimacy and accountability in local government [C. Jarrett Dieterle, City Journal] If concept of obstruction of justice is not to do injustice itself, it must be confined to a limited...Show More Summary

Are You Liable? Understanding Shareholder, Officer and Director Liability

One of the key features of the corporate legal structure is that it provides liability protection for the company’s owners, officers and directors. For legal purposes, the corporation is an independent legal entity – its own “person” – and it exists separately from the real-life people who keep the wheels turning and the money flowing....

Employee caught vacationing while on medical leave can sue over firing

Jon Hyman on the Eleventh Circuit case of Jones v. Gulf Coast Health Care: Suppose you have an employee who takes FMLA leave for rotator-cuff surgery. Let’s say during said FMLA leave, you discover that the employee is vacationing on a Caribbean island. Show More Summary

World Of Tanks Developer Gets Negative Review Video Taken Down Under Threat Of Copyright Claim, Backlash Ensues

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've heard many stories at this point about video game producers attempting to use copyright and the DMCA as a censorship tool against criticism. As it happens, the frequency of these stories has tapered off somewhat as best as I can tell, even as the indie gaming scene has resulted in an explosion of small gaming studios. Show More Summary

alt.legal: The Age Of Congressional eDiscovery

It all makes for good wonky perusing, especially for lawyers, and it helps put into perspective the work of government.

Non-Sequiturs: 05.25.17

If two regional firms merge, do they become one national firm? [Philly.com] The incredibly balanced year of the patent. [Empirical SCOTUS] They don't call Law & Order: SVU ripped from the headlines for no reason. [Law and More] The plan to remake federal courts over in Trump's image. Show More Summary

Interpreting New York’s Move To Flex Its Regulatory Muscle

The move by New York’s attorney general’s office to slap fines on three digital health app developers as part of settlements over allegedly false marketing claims and “irresponsible” privacy practices was a striking development on the regulatory frontier.

Power Niche Marketing: The Great Marketing Revelation – It Is All Statistics

This revelation should energize and excite you, as managing parter Bruce Stachenfeld explains.

In Possible First, New Lexis Advance CivPro Practice Guide Includes Embedded Videos

LexisNexis just launched a multimedia civil procedure practice guide that includes not only text but also short videos.

What To Talk About When You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About

Being able to gab on topics you don’t have full command of is a good skill to pick up.

Labor and employment roundup

New York City embarks on extensive new regulation of freelance work [Jennifer A. Williams, Ford Harrison] “Maryland Decriminalizes Unlicensed Barbering; Jacks Up Fines for Unlicensed Barbering” [Eric Boehm, Reason] “A New Jersey Bill...Show More Summary

Can Cancon Compete?: A Response to the WGC on The Future of Canadian TV Production

My post this week on the recent CRTC's television licensing decision elicited a strongly worded response yesterday from the Writers Guild of Canada. My original post made two key points. First, responding to Kate Taylor's assertion that...Show More Summary

Cloudflare Ups The Ante In Search Of Prior Art To Invalidate ALL Patents From Patent Troll Blackbird Tech

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A few weeks ago, we wrote about Cloudflare's decision to punch back hard against a patent troll, Blackbird Technologies, that had sued the company over a questionable patent (US Patent 6,453,335). Beyond just challenging the claim of...Show More Summary

Should Men Use Botox? Ask The Thirtysomethings Who Want To Look Young Again

Ageism in the workplace is unabashedly rampant, employment lawyer Richard Cohen notes -- and it's against the law.

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May 25, 2017. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates. Ontario’s probate fees are $250 for the first $50,000 of an estate’s value and $15 for each additional $1,000. These fees are properly referred to as Estate Administration Taxes. Show More Summary

Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

Gene Quinn: SCOTUS Reverses Federal Circuit In TC Heartland Shawn Knight: Apple And Nokia Settle Intellectual Property Dispute Vera Ranieri: No Evidence That “Stronger” Patents Will Mean More Innovation Donald Zuhn: Biscotti v. Microsoft Scott Mckeown: Public vs. Show More Summary

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