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Posts from May 2016.

In the new Legal Forum Column, William J. Kishman discussed the new overtime rules from the DOL. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First.

As an employer, what do I need to know about the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rules?

Any day now, the DOL will release a new rule increasing the number of employees ...

The recent media attention on transgender bathroom policies serves as a reminder that employers should update their current policies to comply with new guidance and court decisions addressing gender identity and transgender rights.

In fact, in the midst of all of the debate in North Carolina surrounding its “bathroom bill,” which directs public schools and agencies to require ...

Earlier today, the United States Department of Labor announced publication of its final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Since 2004, the overtime regulations had granted employers an exemption from overtime for employees making $455 per week ($23,660 annually) and otherwise meeting the executive, administrative, or professional duties ...

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In a favorable ruling to creditors and bankruptcy trustees, SCOTUS issued its ruling yesterday in Husky Int'l Elecs., Inc. v. Ritz (In re Ritz) addressing a circuit split on whether “actual fraud” requires a debtor in bankruptcy to have made a false representation. The 7-1 majority found that “actual fraud” under §523(a)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code to encompass fraudulent ...

President Obama signed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016” (DTSA) on Wednesday last week, creating a new federal action to protect trade secrets. While trade secret protection has existed for many years under state laws, a perceived weakness has existed with respect to the consistency and timely enforcement of trade secret laws from state to state, particularly when applied to interstate and international commerce. The DTSA is intended to address those weakness.

Raul Pacheco-Vega joins The Water Values Podcast and discusses a wide range of issues affecting water. Our first topic was water conflict in Mexico, then we discussed the politics of global sanitation, and finally, we addressed privatization and public-private partnerships. Raul gave a great interview, and you’ll surely find his thoughts on these issues interesting and thought-provoking.

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”). The DTSA is a federal trade secret protection statute. Until now, trade secret protection has generally been a matter of state law.  Because individual state laws may differ, federal trade secret protection law will likely lead to more consistent trade secret protection across the ...

A federal court in Texas recently ruled that the structure and game play of a card game are not protected by copyright law in DaVinci Editrice S.r.l vs. Ziko Games, LLC et al. 

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Posted in Litigation

On April 28, 2016, Daniel J. Donnellon (Cincinnati) accepted an invitation to be an esteemed panelist for a presentation on effective opening statements as part of the Ohio State Bar Association’s All Ohio Legal Forum. Judge Michael Donnelly (Cleveland) and two other seasoned trial lawyers from across The Buckeye State joined Dan on the panel; their session focused on exploring methods to craft and deliver an excellent and memorable opening statement during a trial.

Christine Boyle, President of Valor Water, joins The Water Values Podcast.



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