Category: Litigation

Second Circuit Holds Pro-Union Sentiment Outweighs Impropriety of Profanity-Laden Rant Against Supervisor, His Mother, and “His Entire ****ing Family”

Use of profanity by employees, whether in the workplace, outside the workplace, or on social media, presents difficult legal issues for the employer, as highlighted by a recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision overturning the firing of an employee who engaged in a highly continue reading...

Can I be sued for sending a demand letter?

In the UK, you can be. But the law is about to change and will become much clearer. New legislation will make life a bit easier for IP owners who seek legitimately to enforce their rights. Unjustified threats will remain actionable, but it will be easier to see where the line is continue reading...

Locked Out: Zillow’s Failure to Provide Insurer Timely Notice of DMCA Takedown Notice Precludes Coverage Under a Claims-Made Policy

Last month the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington held that a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Takedown Notice triggered a policyholder’s obligation to notify its claims-made insurer.  The case, National Union Fire Insurance Co. v. Zillow, Inc., occupies a unique continue reading...