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October 19, 2020In Precedential Opinion, Third Circuit Clarifies Intersection of Trade Dress Protection and Functionality
In a recent precedential opinion that proves especially tasty to trademark practitioners, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court grant of summary judgment that rejected trademark infringement and unfair competition claims.
October 8, 2020Trending Law Blog: WeChat and TikTok Win Preliminary Injunctions Against Trump Administration’s Efforts to Ban the Apps
In a recent post by Trending Law Blog, Rob Nussbaum highlights the two preliminary injunctions that prevented the Trump administration from banning social media sites WeChat and TikTok.
October 1, 2020Final Regulations Now In Place Protecting NJ COVID-19 Related Leave
New Jersey employers are reminded that certain COVID-19-related leaves of absence are protected if employees are out of work for a qualifying reason.
October 1, 2020A Guide to the Proper Use of Motions in Limine in Civil Litigation
In a Practice Point for the ABA Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee, Jack Losinger and Cynthia Vera discuss why litigators in all jurisdictions must be careful not to mis-file a dispositive motion as a motion in limine.
September 29, 2020Department of Labor Recently Updated its Regulations to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The DOL recently revised regulations for COVID-19-related paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave taken pursuant to the Families First Act.
September 21, 2020Branding School Face Masks in the Time of Covid
In a recent article for the Campus Legal Advisor, Zinnia Faruque highlights a few ways for universities to protect their brands amidst a global pandemic.
September 1, 2020Trending Law Blog: Third Circuit Upholds Public School Student’s First Amendment Rights
In a recent post by Trending Law Blog, Rob Nussbaum discusses the Third Circuit's affirmance of a lower court's decision that a school district had violated a student's First Amendment rights for using social media in violation of school policy.
August 27, 2020Amendments to the New Jersey Court Rules that Impact Motions to Dismiss and Motions in Limine Take Effect September 1, 2020
On September 1, 2020, several amendments to the New Jersey Court Rule will go into effect. New Jersey litigants should take particular note of the following two rule changes.
August 24, 2020NJ Supreme Court Finds Employee Assented to Arbitration by Continuing Her Employment
In its August 18, 2020 opinion in the case of Amy Skuse v. Pfizer, Inc., the New Jersey Supreme Court enforced an employer’s arbitration agreement, finding that the plaintiff employee had effectively assented to arbitration by continuing her employment in the face of the employer’s announcement of a new arbitration policy.
August 24, 2020Unopposed Motion to Seal Denied: Declaration of Outside Counsel, Not Based on Personal Knowledge, Deficient Under Local Civil Rules
A recent Order entered by Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider illustrates the danger of submitting declarations from outside (and/or local) counsel – not based on personal knowledge – in support of sealing requests under our District’s Local Civil Rule 5.3 governing motions to seal.