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A Cyberlaw Preparedness Primer for Businesses

Posted in Business & Corporate, Cyber Law, Litigation

As the dust settles on the legal battle between Apple and the F.B.I., businesses should take note of the many issues related to the privacy and confidentiality of electronically stored information. Though Apple arguably emerged victorious in refusing to create a backdoor for its security measures, the still unknown point of access utilized by the… Continue Reading

Analyzing Coach Steve Sarkisian’s Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Against USC

Posted in Employment, Litigation

Last week, former University of Southern California Head Football Coach Steve Sarkisian filed a 31-page lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against his former employer. The lawsuit alleges that Coach Sarkisian’s employment was unlawfully terminated. Furthermore, Coach Sakisian alleges that USC discriminated against him by not making a reasonable accommodation to address his disability –… Continue Reading

Update: New Jersey Supreme Court Revisits Important Employment Decision

Posted in Employment, Litigation

Several months ago, I published a blog which discussed an important case that could affect employment discrimination litigation in New Jersey. In summary, the New Jersey Appellate Court, in the case Rodriquez v. Raymours Furniture Company, Inc., 93 A.3d 760 (App. Div. 2014), permitted an employee to reduce the statute of limitations period for an… Continue Reading

Making a Claim against a Payment Bond Posted by a General Contractor or Sub-Contractor

Posted in Litigation

In construction projects that are performed either on behalf of a municipality or a state agency, a general contractor and potentially a sub-contractor are typically required to post payment and/or performance bonds with the county or municipality. A general contractor or sub-contractor is required to post a payment and/or performance bond, because this ensures that sub-contractors… Continue Reading

U.S. Court of Appeals Addresses Presumption of Irreparable Harm: Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Posted in Litigation

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently was asked to determine whether “a party seeking a preliminary injunction pursuant to the Lanham Act, is entitled to a presumption of irreparable harm.” Ferring Pharms.. Inc. v. Watson Pharms.. Inc., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 16426 at *1 (3d Cir. N.J. Aug. 26, 2014). The… Continue Reading

Agents of Liability: Can the Acts of Another Bind a Business?

Posted in Business & Corporate, Litigation

Whether in time of economic growth or decline, all businesses must be mindful of potential liability. The nature and extent of liabilities has a direct effect on profits, which can hamper business growth and require cutbacks, among other things. Knowing where and how liabilities arise can prevent negative effects on profits, avoid litigation premised on… Continue Reading