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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., …

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 …