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Fox's Animal Law Update provides up-to-date information and relevant news on a myriad of topics that affect some of our four-legged friends. Join our team of seasoned attorneys as they offer valuable insight to proposed regulatory and statutory amendments that may impact your animal-related businesses or activities.
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The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely considered the preeminent forum for resolving disputes involving the internal affairs of the multitude of Delaware corporations and other business entities through which a vast amount of the world's commercial affairs is conducted. Join our Delaware corporate and commercial litigation attorneys—who are skilled at navigating this precedent-setting arena—as they guide you through the complex landscape of legal issues and analysis arising before this Court.
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Wilmington attorney Gregory B. Williams explores the decisions issued by the U.S. District Court of Delaware in the areas of antitrust and intellectual property law.
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Join our Wilmington litigators as they navigate through Delaware’s Superior Court, Court of Common Pleas and Family Court, providing analysis on matters, identifying new cases and developments, detailing the implications of court decisions and offering step-by-step commentary of the trial process.
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Each year, approximately seven million new cases are filed in New Jersey’s courts, and every day, our attorneys are right there helping clients navigate those suits from the moment they land at their doorstep. In this blog, Fox’s New Jersey litigation attorneys provide updates on the latest in litigation, including relevant case law, trials and new laws and regulations.
IP Spotlight Blog
Intellectual property is often the lifeblood of a company. As an experienced IP and registered patent attorney, James Singer keeps you up-to-date with the legal and business aspects of intellectual property and other intangible assets on his
IP Spotlight blog. Covering topics such as licensing, due diligence, acquisition, compliance and risk management associated with patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, IP Spotlight provides insight, commentary and tips regarding recent legislation and developments in the industry.
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Keep up to date on developments in trial practice and civil litigation in Pennsylvania courts. By following our Pennsylvania trial attorneys, you will stay up to date on the latest cases, legislation, Civil Rule changes and other new developments. You will also learn the implications of decisions issued by Pennsylvania federal and state courts. This blog is an excellent resource for in house counsel, businesses and individuals with interests in Pennsylvania and out of state attorneys who seek guidance with Pennsylvania law.
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Privacy compliance and electronic data security affect almost every business. Data breach prevention is essential. Fox Rothschild's Privacy Compliance & Data Security Blog will help readers navigate through the policies and best practices of data breach response. The Blog covers topics including compliance with data protection laws and regulatory enforcement and litigation as well.
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The highly regulated securities and financial industry has a host of complex problems—and financial institutions often find themselves on the receiving end of audits, investigations and other compliance issues. Our seasoned securities attorneys have the knowledge and experience to address cutting edge industry issues. Join them in their exploration of this increasingly complex area.
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To successfully navigate South Florida’s court system, it’s key to have a trusted team of experienced trial litigators to help you tackle complex legal issues throughout the region. Attorneys in our West Palm Beach office possess extensive knowledge of the commercial litigation, corporate bankruptcy and other issues that wind their way through the courts in South Florida. Their blog provides informed analysis and insight into cases, decisions, rules and other matters that could impact your company's claims and defenses in civil courts, bankruptcy courts and other forums.
Recent Blog Posts
- Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion to Sever Claims with Respect to Infringement and Damages By Memorandum Order entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Vehicle IP, LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC, et al., Civil Action No. 09-1007-LPS (D.Del. October 20, 2016), the Court granted, in part, the motion of Defendants Telenav Inc. and AT&T Mobility LLC (“the Telenav Defendants”) to sever Plaintiff Vehicle IP’s claims against the Telenav Defendants from the claims against Defendants Telecommunications Systems, Inc., Networks in Motion, Inc., and Cellco Partnership (“the TCS Defendants”). Specifically, the Court granted Defendants’ motion... More
- Supreme Court Upholds Family Court’s Award Of Attorney’s Fees For Excessively Litigious Behavior The case of Tanner v. Allen recently made its second appearance in the Delaware Supreme Court. The first appeal resulted in a decision in which the Supreme Court upheld the Family Court order finding Mr. Tanner in contempt of that Court’s property division order. Following that appeal, on February 22, 2016, Ms. Allen filed a motion seeking reimbursement of a portion of the attorney’s fees incurred to enforce the property division orders. After considering 13 Del. C. § 1515 and... More
- White House urges restrictions on non-compete agreements This week the Obama administration issued a “call to action” statement in which it urged state governments to restrict many of the non-compete agreements that employers often impose on employees. The statement calls on state legislatures to adopt certain “best practices” for regulating employee non-compete agreements, including: banning non-compete clauses for certain categories of workers, such as workers under a certain wage threshold, workers in certain occupations that promote public health and safety, and workers who are unlikely to possess trade secrets; refusing... More
- Will your patent assignment document satisfy new European Patent Office requirements? Effective November 1, 2016, new European Patent Office (EPO) Examination Guidelines governing the transfer of European patent applications will take effect. The new Guidelines make two changes that transacting parties need to know: the assignment document must include the signatures of both parties (i.e., assignor and assignee); and the assignment document must include the precise job title of each person who signs the document. In the past, it was common for a patent holder to execute an assignment in favor of an assignee, without the assignee signing the document. Under... More
- Judge Carey Holds that Severance Claim is a Priority Claim In an 8 page decision dated October 19, 2016, Judge Carey of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court overruled an objection to the reclassification of the claim of a terminated employee. Judge Carey’s opinion is available here (the “Opinion”). This employee (“Mangan”) was a fifteen year veteran of the Debtor, and was entitled to 15 weeks of severance pay upon termination. That is not in dispute. Also admitted is that Mangan was terminated on August 1, 2014, the Debtors filed for bankruptcy on September 9, 2014, and the Debtors’ employees and representative obtained continued... More
- Sanjel (USA) Inc. – Chapter 15 Creditors May Challenge Reach of Stay in Recognition Order A recent decision by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas in In re Sanjel (USA) Inc., et al., Case No. 16-50778-CAG (Bankr. W.D. Tex. July 29, 2016) explains that in a Chapter 15 case, the U.S. bankruptcy court will not always apply the law of the foreign jurisdiction to U.S. creditors and U.S.-based claims. Specifically, the case addresses whether it is appropriate for a bankruptcy court to modify or limit a foreign stay through changes to... More
- Novel copyright infringement lawsuit against documentary filmmaker by Vancouver Aquarium. The Vancouver Aquarium filed suit against documentary filmmakers for alleged copyright infringement and breach of contract regarding at least some portions of a video entitled Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered, which purportedly exposes “the truth about whales and dolphins in captivity” at the Aquarium. In “Oral Reasons for Judgment” the Honorable Madam Justice Watchuk described the factual background of the case, in relevant part, as follows: The Aquarium’s civil complaint alleged that the video contains some of the plaintiff’s copyrighted works, including from... More
- United Poultry Concerns Tries to Stop Kaporos (Again) For at least the third year in a row, United Poultry Concerns (UPC) the animal rights nonprofit “promoting the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl,” filed a lawsuit to ban the religious practice called Kaporos, where a chicken is used in a religious ritual and then slaughtered during the high holy days. UPC’s lawsuit was brought in California as a “private attorney general action under California Business and Professions Code § 17200 (the ‘Unfair Competition Law’or ‘UCL’). Plaintiff seeks an... More
- Judge Sleet Grants Plaintiff Arrowpoint Capital Corp.’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment That It Has Valid and Legally Protectable Trademarks By Memorandum Order entered by The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet in Arrowpoint Capital Corp. v. Arrowpoint Asset Management, LLC, et al., Civil Action No. 10-161 (D.Del. October 11, 2016), the Court granted Plaintiff Arrowpoint Capital Corp.’s motion for partial summary judgment in its trademark infringement action against Defendants Arrowpoint Asset Management, LLC, et al. after finding that Arrowpoint Capital is entitled to summary judgment on the issue of ownership of certain marks containing the “ARROWPOINT” element and has valid and... More
- A Data Breach! You Better Check The Law Of The States In Which You Have Customers Consistent with the ongoing guidance/requirements from the SEC and FINRA, all firms must have and enforce data security policies and procedures. Even the best policies and procedures may, however, not protect the firm in every instance. So what do you do if there is a breach? One of the most important things to determine is what law governs. In other words, if you have clients in all 50 states, it is possible that there are 50 different data breach laws that... More
- Federal Courts Corner: The New and Improved Procedure for Motions to Seal The preparation of motions to seal clients’ confidential materials can be – at times – an arduous task. In an apparent effort to streamline the procedure and reduce the duplicative, voluminous filings in support of sealing requests, the District Court has amended Local Civil Rule 5.3, entitled “Confidentiality Orders and Restricting Public Access Under CM/ECF.” Copyright: Blakeley / 123RF Stock Photo Effective September 30, 2016, the amendment makes sweeping changes to the procedure previously used to request sealing orders. Here is what... More
- Lien Stripping in Bankruptcy On October 11, 2016, Chief Judge Brendan L. Shannon of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court issued a letter ruling in which he opined on the appropriate valuation of a fist lien. A copy of the Opinion is available here. While the ruling is short, it is important that lenders are cognizant of it. Judge Shannon cites to a prior opinion he issued in which he held that “the operative date for valuation of residential property under § 1322(b)” is the petition date. ... More
- NYC Council will consider a proposed circus ban (and more) NYC Council is at it again. This time, they are considering an ordinance that will ‘prohibit the display or exhibition of many wild or exotic animals, with exceptions for accredited zoos, research facilities, religious ceremonies or celebrations, and educational or conservation-related programs or presentations.” Clearly, the ordinance, if passed, would shutter all circuses that include exhibitions of wild or exotic animals, but it could also prohibit television programs filmed in NYC that display these animals. As reported by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press, on... More
- Latest news about Senator Lesniak’s bill to further amend New Jersey’s Pet Purchase Protection Act (PPPA). Since its passage in the Senate, there has not been much action with the Assembly version of S63. However, as recently reported by Andrew George on njbiz.com “Lesniak says he’s planning to amend the bill” to address concerns of pet store owners and their sources, including “eliminating the grandfathering portion of the measure and lifting the restriction on new pet stores to only source from kennels, shelters or animal rescues.” However, there is no new version of the bill with these amendments to... More
- United States Trustee Meeting Room Change According to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware’s website, the meeting room for the United States Trustees has been changed from the second floor room 2112 to the third floor room of 3209 in the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building, 844 N King Street, Wilmington DE 19801. The change went effective October 4th, 2016. Carl D. Neff is a partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP. You can reach Carl at (302) 622-4272 or at [email protected]... More