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Posts from April 2015.

In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney Philip C. Eschels discussed what businesses should know about videotaped evidence and discharging employees. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First!

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I believe my employee has been “caught red-handed” breaking a company rule on videotape; ...

Google announced recently that it has updated the way it displays URLs (website addresses such as www.google.com) in mobile search results. While this sounds at first blush like a technical matter, it may prove to be of substantial interest to trademark owners.

Posted in Litigation

At a recent international economic forum, John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems Inc., stated that “[t]here are two types of companies: those who have been hacked and those who don’t yet know they have been hacked.” Over the past two years alone, cyberattacks have increased three-fold according to the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigation Report. The headlines are replete with instances of massive identity-theft breaches including Target, Chase, eBay, Home Depot, Barnes & Noble, P.F. Chang’s, and most recently the breach at Anthem affecting up to 80 million people. Typically the breaches are financially motivated, so the targets include retail organizations, restaurants, food-service-type firms and banks.

Posted in Litigation

It’s hard to overstate the damage done by Rolling Stone’s failure to pass almost every test of journalistic competence in publishing its article “A Rape on Campus” about the alleged rape of a female student at the University of Virginia.

As revealed by the subsequent review by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Rolling Stone failed to follow the most basic ...

Posted in Litigation

Is LivingSocial living on the edge? Cincinnati Office Managing Attorney Daniel J. Donnellon continues his "Litigation Lesson" video series with details surrounding Judge William Hayes issuing an order denying a motion to dismiss filed by LivingSocial Inc., the operator of the website of the same name that offers discounts and vouchers. The case involves a convergence ...

Posted in Litigation

Cincinnati Office Managing Attorney Daniel J. Donnellon continues his "Litigation Lesson" video series with an update on United States Supreme Court case B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, which you can watch for free here.

Case Background
Defendant Hargis lost its effort to register the “sealtite” trademark before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) for use in ...

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