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The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), originally passed in 1994, is set to expire at the end of September. Thousands of women will be left vulnerable, and crisis centers will lose valuable funding, unless the House takes action.

Last summer, Judge Salinger ruled in Oxford Global Resources, LLC v. Hernandez that a plaintiff employer’s litigation against a former employee belonged in California, not Massachusetts. The defendant was employed in California by the plaintiff,...

Avoiding Common IP Pitfalls: What Every Startup Needs to Know - Startup companies often face significant risk and liability with respect to Intellectual Property (IP) on their path to success. The failure to adequately address IP issues can lead to...

On June 20, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has begun granting its first product exclusions from the Section 232 tariffs on imports of steel. In the initial wave of...

Some companies never learn, and that has led to one grueling week for Bird. They were kicked out of San Francisco and Santa Cruz, California.

On September 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in Rogers Communications Inc v Voltage Pictures, LLC, 2018 SCC 38 confirming the test set out in Leahy for obtaining a Norwich order (consistently applied by lower...

The California Legislature has passed a bill to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”) that eliminates Attorney General’s gate keeping function, and fixes various drafting errors. Senate Bill No. 1121 now awaits the Governor’s...

A federal court in Brooklyn, New York, issued a much-anticipated decision, holding that digital assets issued as part of initial coin offerings could be securities under applicable law. Although this decision was issued solely in response to a...

NLRB Issues Joint-Employer Proposal. Whoa. Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a proposed rule regarding its joint-employer standard. The proposed rule would undo the Board’s 2015 Browning-Ferris Industries decision and return...

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