InsideCounsel Magazine May 2007
Europe's leading GCs are changing the way European business people view the in-house bar--in a big way.
One of Hollywood's most powerful lawyers talks about life as a talent agency GC.
As SEC disclosure rules go into effect, executive pay comes under the microscope.
Congress is poised to outlaw discrimination based on genetic information.
Reviewers use tags to categorize electronic information and manage e-discovery.
Critics blast Employee Free Choice Act as too pro union.
European Commission moves to eradicate golden shares and break down trade barriers.
Australia's R.M. Williams exports the elastic-side boot to the U.S.
From The Editor
There's no silver bullet to end the burdens caused by e-discovery.
The future of intellectual property law depends on legal innovation.
Jason Troff was convicted in 1997 of setting fire to a McDonald's in Salt Lake City. The court sentenced him to probation and $239,696 in restitution. As a term of his probation, he began paying installments of $100 a month to the state, which disbursed that money to the owner...
When Alice Repa underwent surgery for a non-work related injury, she asked for a leave of absence to recuperate. Her employer--trucking company Roadway Express--approved her request. But in accord with its FMLA policies, the company required Repa to use her accrued sick days and paid-vacation time as part of the...
Costco Wholesale Corp. thinks Washington state is drunk with power. In a case before the 9th Circuit, the retailer claims the state's alcohol regulations are overly restrictive and anti-competitive. The feud began in 2003 when John Sullivan, Costco's deputy general counsel for litigation, started researching why the company was paying...
Jane Roe, a 38-old single woman who finds sexual intercourse extremely painful, rediscovered the joy of sex after buying a vibrator at an adult "toy party." So did a 61-year-old man with erectile dysfunction, who uses sex aids to satisfy his wife. Ditto for the middle-aged couple that claims an...
Canton, Mass.-based Reebok International has a bone to pick with sporting goods rival Nike Inc. On April 3 Reebok filed suit against the Oregon company in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, accusing Nike of infringing its "Collapsible Shoe" patent. According to the filing, several Nike...
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann filed a lawsuit April 2 against several paint manufacturers and chemical companies, including Sherwin-Williams and DuPont, alleging the companies violated the state's public nuisance law. The AG's suit is similar to claims filed in Wisconsin and Rhode Island that allege companies that manufactured lead paint...
The 8th Circuit ruled March 15 that an employee health plan that provides prescription drug coverage for Viagra but not for birth control does not violate the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) or Title VII. Female employees of Union Pacific Railroad launched a class action in a Nebraska district court in...
According to InsideCounsel's February article "Cost Cutters," 20 percent of legal departments keep time records and charge attorney costs back to specific business units. When recruiting for our corporate clients, one of the first points of discussion is time sheets. Everyone understands that in-house life is far from 9 to...
In-house counsel must be armed to protect their clients on many battlefronts.
MacDowell Colony lawsuit leaves non-profit attorneys scrambling to keep language intact.
Last month this column focused on how complying with electronic data preservation and discovery requirements is a vital concern facing GCs today and how GCs can use technology planning as a way to prepare for e-discovery. This month, I am taking a step back and reviewing how an enterprise content...
The TV show "The Office" depicts the wacky interworkings of a Pennsylvania paper company and its completely inept boss. Sure, the show is a laugh-out-loud comedy, but is it also an instructional tool?
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