The Supreme Court issued a GVR (grant certiorari, vacate, and remand) in the much-watched patent case regarding the patentability of isolated human genes in Association for Molecular Pathology v. United States Patent Office, remanding the case to the Federal Circuit for further consideration in light of the recent decision in Mayo v. Prometheus.
With the rise of social networking, employers are going beyond searching online for a candidate’s social networking profiles. Instead, they are going directly to the source and asking potential employees for their passwords.
It has been said that there is no true body of “Sports Law,” but that it is simply the intersection of a number of different bodies of law: labor, antitrust, trademark, contracts, licensing, or broadcasting law. Well, now we can add a new one: Lingerie Football law.
For close to a half a century, New York City’s Landmark Law has greatly enhanced Manhattan by preserving and protecting its most notable historic buildings and neighborhoods. However, as the number of properties under the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s jurisdiction rapidly grows, there is growing concern in the Real Estate industry.
It has been nearly a year to the day since gay marriage became legal in New York. On the anniversary of this historic achievement, I have taken a look at where marriage equality stands in the 50 states (on a purely state, rather than federal, level).
In my last post, I mentioned the case of Brownmark Films v. Comedy Partners, which involves the viral Youtube video entitled “What What (In the Butt).” South Park featured their own version of the WWITB video in a 2008 episode and Brownmark Films (the creator of the original) sued, claiming South Park’s parody version to be copyright infringement. However, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals disagrees:
Transparency International’s 2011 report shows that the corruption level in Russia remains extremely high. In fact, Russia was ranked 143rd out of 182 countries.
On May 29, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an important ruling that will allow lenders a sigh of relief. The issue involves a scenario unfortunately all too familiar these days: A property owner finds his property has dropped significantly in value. The owner cannot continue making mortgage payments, and faces foreclosure. The owner files for bankruptcy protection. The bankruptcy court approves his plan to auction the property and use proceeds from the sale to repay the lender.
We’re all familiar with “viral videos” on Youtube. Whether it be Rebecca Black’s “Friday” video, Jenna Marbles’ “How to Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking,” or perhaps one of the many videos that have been featured on Comedy Central’s hit show “Tosh.0,” it is clear that viral videos have made their way into pop culture and do not seem to be leaving anytime soon. What is not so clear, however, are the questions of legality that surround them.