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Supreme Court's First Ruling on Fashion Copyright

By April 28, 2017

Broadening Intellectual Property Rights for the Fashion Industry Case: In a first ever fashion copyright decision, the U.S. Supreme Court analyzed whether design elements on a cheerleading uniform could be copyright protected. At issue were two competitor manufacturers of cheerleading uniforms, Star Athletica, LLC (“Star Athletica”) and Varsity Brands, Inc., …

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Castellanos v. Next Door Co.: Assuring Reasonable Compensation for Workers’ Compensation Attorneys and their Clients

By May 26, 2016

By James Diamond In April 2016, the Florida Supreme Court issued an important ruling in Castellanos v. Next Door Co., significantly impacting Florida’s workers’ compensation statute.  The high court struck down the fixed amount of attorneys’ fees that successful workers’ compensation claimants are entitled to under Fla. Stat. § 440.34 …

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Same-Sex Marriages, Same Family Law Issues Apply

By July 7, 2015

It is a proud moment to see the Supreme Court of the United States recognize same sex marriage and further equality for all. This was a long time coming and is a day to celebrate. However the celebration and joy for many same sex couples of finally being able to …

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Hobby Lobby Ruling a Potential Slippery Slope

By July 10, 2014

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a landmark decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Inc. case last week, asserting that certain employers with religious objections can deny paying for contraception under the Affordable Care Act. Michael Landen, a partner at Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, …

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Hobby Lobby Decision Is A Potential Slippery Slope

By July 1, 2014

The Supreme Court’s decision is limited insofar as it only applies to “closely held business.” However, that limitation is deceiving since many large employers qualify as “closely held” based upon their ownership structure, such a Hobby Lobby. The decision is a potential slippery slope as it now opens the door …

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