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January 20, 2021Everything Old is New Again: Presumption of Irreparable Harm Restored to Third Circuit Trademark Cases Seeking Injunctive Relief
In a real-world application of the old maxim “everything old is new again,” the law regarding the need to separately prove “irreparable injury” in order to receive injunctive relief in a trademark infringement suit has been reversed, and a presumption of irreparable injury (when likelihood of success is established) restored to Third Circuit and District of New Jersey jurisprudence.
January 19, 2021Supreme Court Holds that the Mere Retention of Property Does not Violate Bankruptcy Code Section 362(a)(3)
In an 8 to 0 opinion in City of Chicago v. Fulton, the Supreme Court held that the mere retention of property does not violate §362(a)(3).
January 11, 2021The Impact of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 on COVID-19 Leave
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, includes amendments to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
January 7, 2021Summary of Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act Amending the Bankruptcy Code
On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriation Act (“CAA”) was signed into law. The CAA amends the Bankruptcy Code in several significant respects. Most of the amendments sunset (expire unless extended) in either one or two years.
January 4, 2021Trending Law Blog: Be Wary When Reposting Pictures on Social Media
In a recent post by Trending Law Blog, Rob Nussbaum discusses a potential intellectual property issue when reposting copyrighted images on social media.
December 29, 2020District of New Jersey Extends Standing Orders Responding to COVID Crisis into 2021
As part of the District of New Jersey’s continuing response to the ongoing public health emergency and in light of the current resurgence of COVID-19 in the state, on December 17, 2020, Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson of the District of New Jersey issued several orders extending pending Standing Orders into 2021.
December 23, 2020EEOC Provides New Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccinations
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently published new guidance for employers regarding workplace COVID-19 vaccination policies.
December 22, 2020New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Increases Starting January 1, 2021
New Jersey’s minimum wage will go up starting January 1, 2021. For most workers, the 2021 minimum wage will be $12 per hour (up from $11 per hour in 2020).
December 18, 2020New Jersey Cannabis Counsel: New Jersey Legislators Pass Adult Use Recreational Cannabis Bill
In a recent post by NJ Cannabis Counsel, Alex Banzhaf discusses the significant step taken by NJ lawmakers to pass adult use recreational cannabis.
December 18, 2020New York State Employees Entitled to Use Protected Sick Leave Starting January 1st
New York State’s Mandatory Paid Sick Leave law went into effect on September 30, 2020, enabling employees to begin accruing protected sick time off pursuant to the State law.