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Apr 2017
Uncertain Fate of Non-competes in Massachusetts: Senate Passes Compromise Legislation Heads to Conference Committee Negotiations

Uncertain Fate of Non-competes in Massachusetts: Senate Passes Compromise Legislation Heads to Conference Committee Negotiations On This summer 1, 2014 the Massachusetts Senate voted for any compromise on worker non-compete contracts, and also the Joint Economic and Emerging Technology Committee heard testimony on a single issue. Governor Deval Patrick spurred debate around the subject......

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Enforceability of Settlement Terms in California Courts
April 04, 2017

Enforceability of Settlement Terms in California Courts

Enforceability of Settlement Terms in California Courts California’s public policy has lengthy visited encourage settlement over litigation within the interests of efficiency and economy for that courts but for the parties involved. See, e.g., Kaufman...


TTAB Retreats From Precedential Houndstooth Mafia Decision
March 30, 2017

TTAB Retreats From Precedential Houndstooth Mafia Decision

TTAB Retreats From Precedential Houndstooth Mafia Decision Trademark proceedings are contentious proceedings, but the battle for registration of the HOUNDSTOOTH MAFIA trademark has been largely overshadowed by the now-ended dispute between the Trademark Trial and...


Insider Trading Hack was Cinematic in Scope
March 23, 2017

Insider Trading Hack was Cinematic in Scope

Insider Trading Hack was Cinematic in Scope The U.S. Department of Justice announced indictments in Brooklyn and New Jersey last month of 32 people for fraudulently obtaining inside information and then using that knowledge to...


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