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Icing On the Cake

Apr 22, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

While a definitive study on general causation is not a prerequisite to the admissibility of an expert opinion, the scientific data an expert relies upon…

Law Firm Hiring: An Outlook That’s Less Than Rosy

Apr 21, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Examining hiring trends is one way to assess the health of law firms. These days, it’s an indicator that’s a bit anemic.

Legal Writing Series supplement: What do I mean when I say “legalese?”

Apr 21, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

There may have been some confusion over to what I am referring to when I say “legalese.” This should hopefully clear things up.

Trademark Audits and Due Diligence – Fundamentals and Free Checklist

Apr 21, 2014 By: Lisa M. Brownlee

For a limited time a sample comprehensive trademark due diligence checklist can be downloaded for free here.

“Three Strikes” Anti-Piracy Strategy May Have Limited Impact

Apr 21, 2014 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

A recent study suggests that French anti-piracy “three strikes” rules may not be particularly effective at reducing copyright theft

Secret Handshake

Apr 21, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

So long as a statement is knowingly false when made, it matters not whether it is a certification, assertion, statement, or secret handshake; False…

MFI stockholders retain attorney-client privilege in acquisition by Post

Apr 18, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

Under the parties’ agreement and plan of merger, the stockholders and option holders of MFI Holding Corp. will retain the attorney-client privilege in the company’s acquisition by Post Holdings Inc.

News in Brief: IRS issues guidance for virtual currency

Apr 18, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance March 25 on how U.S. federal tax laws apply to virtual currency that is convertible to

Today in 2007: The Supreme Court upholds Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

Apr 18, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 18, 2007, the Supreme Court ruled in Gonzales v. Carhart, upholding the federal partial birth abortion ban, despite it lack an exception for the mother’s health.

Is it a good thing that ‘Boston Strong’ can’t be trademarked?

Apr 18, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Around the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, you probably saw a multitude of products bearing the words “Boston Strong.” Despite

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