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Jewelry company sues Macy’s for copyright infringement

California-based jewelry company Brighton Collectibles LLC filed suit against Macy’s Inc for copyright infringement. This articles examines the case in detail.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

The 2017 changes to the AIA Contract Documents: A summary of the relevant changes to the owner-contractor forms

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) contracts are the most commonly used set of construction contract forms on commercial projects in the United States. This article looks at the recent once-in-a-decade changes.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 19 July 2017 | Practice Area: Construction

SoulCycle settles gift card lawsuit for up to $9.2m

Popular indoor cycling company SoulCycle Inc. recently settled a nationwide putative class action in an agreement valued between $6.9 million and $9.2 million. This briefing examines the case.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 18 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Simplifying the default process in US arbitration

This article discusses, compares, and contrasts the default procedures in litigation and various arbitration forums, and explains how including a well-drafted arbitration clause may minimize expense and time spent.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 17 July 2017 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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Ninth Circuit concludes no first amendment issue with California ban on paid in-store alcohol advertisements

The Ninth Circuit recently upheld a California law prohibiting manufacturers and wholesalers from providing anything of value to retailers in exchange for advertising their alcohol products. This article examines the decision.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 13 July 2017 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing

Reverse property assessment appeals: Commercial properties owners have a friend in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

This article looks at a landmark case in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court constitutionally curbed the rights of taxing jurisdictions to file selective appeals.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 12 July 2017 | Practice Area: Real Estate

Federal Trade Commission submits comments on security support for IoT devices

The Commission weighed in on best practices in IoT disclosures by suggesting a number of enhancements to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s proposed messaging.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 11 July 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

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An overview of the CFTC’s modernized recordkeeping requirements

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has unanimously approved a revamped CFTC Rule 1.31. Because Rule 1.31 specifies the form and manner for keeping all CFTC-required records, the effects will be significant.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 30 June 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Bob Marley’s estate wins $2.4 million in trademark lawsuit

A federal district court ruled last week that companies controlled by family members of late musician Bob Marley, will receive $2.4 million in damages for trademark infringement from Jammin Java Corp. This article examines the case.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 29 June 2017 | Practice Area: Trademarks

Caffeine crash: Court denies class certification for consumers contesting caffeine content

A US district court recently tossed a certification bid by a putative class of consumers who alleged that popular energy-shot, 5-Hour Energy, deceptively marketed its effectiveness. Thie article examines why.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 28 June 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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