InsideCounsel Magazine September 2013
Light bulbs have gone on over the heads of many in-house counsel this past year, and InsideCounsel has tapped into the insights of 10 innovative legal teams.
The well-worn axiom “It’s WHO you know” is a cliché, and we cynical lawyers hate clichés. But they form for a reason. They stand the test of time.
Data from a July 2013 study conducted by Michigan-based consulting firm Alix Partners shows that most companies are still struggling to control litigation spending.
The ITC held that owners of FRAND-encumbered patents can, at least in some circumstances, obtain exclusion orders.
In Vance the court specifically rejected the EEOC's definition of “supervisor” as too vague, while in Nassar it rejected the EEOC’s guidance on the motivating-factor test in retaliation cases.
Privacy and data security experts are closely watching a case that for the first time challenges the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) authority to sue companies on behalf of consumers for cybersecurity breaches and lax or misleading data security policies.
In May, the European Commission (EC) adopted a legislative package aimed at strengthening and streamlining health and safety standards in the European agri-food chain.
Although Eastern District of New York Judge John Gleeson approved the agreement for violations, he ordered the government to file quarterly reports with the court on HSBC’s compliance with the agreement.
Hinojos sued Kohl’s Corp., claiming the company violated California’s Unfair Competition Law and Fair Advertising Law because its false advertisements persuaded him to buy items he wouldn’t have otherwise purchased.
In Irizarry v. Catsimatidis, the 2nd Circuit upheld a district court decision finding that Catsimatidis was an “employer” within the meaning of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and could be held jointly and severally liable for the department managers’ unpaid wage claims.
Both rulings assessed the SEC rule’s validity under the two-step framework established in the 1984 Supreme Court case Chevron USA Inc. v. Natural Res. Def. Council, Inc.
Continuing a trend of anti-class action rulings from courts across the country, the 2nd Circuit decertified a class of plaintiffs pursuing a copyright infringement case against Google Inc.
From The Editor
Although nearly a decade has passed since we first ran this story, the problems and solutions legal departments have submitted to InsideCounsel have remained similar over the past few years.
From the Publisher
Innovation. It’s become one of those buzzwords, like excellence, that everyone claims but few live up to. But 10 of those few are profiled in the September issue of InsideCounsel, a collection of legal departments that clearly turn the old stereotype on its head.
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