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The Supreme Court Decides: The DOL’s Interpretation Regarding Pay for Mortgage Loan Officers Is Enforceable
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided that the federal DOL’s Administrator’s Interpretation that mortgage loan officers typically must be paid as nonexempt employees under the federal FLSA is enforceable.
A recent federal court decision addressed the discoverability of text messages, instant messages and voicemails.
Should a patent infringement lawsuit be stayed where an IPR challenges some, but not all, of the asserted claims? Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer recently grappled with that issue.
District of Minnesota Orders Patentee to Reduce Number of Asserted Claims After Filing Joint Claim Construction Statement
In May, the District of Minnesota ordered the parties in a patent case to meet and confer to try to reach an agreement regarding the deadline by which the patentee must reduce the number of asserted claims.
On May 8, 2013, Steven M. Gardner filed an action against CafePress, Inc. alleging infringement of his copyrights in four works.
In 2014, the case resulted in a change in the legal standard that applies when a prevailing party seeks a finding that a patent case is “exceptional,” allowing the party to seek an award of attorney’s fees.
North Dakota Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Ownership of Minerals Beneath Railroad Rights of Way
The North Dakota Supreme Court issued its decision on July 15, 2015.
The United States Department of Labor issued an Administrator’s Interpretation on July 15, 2015.
In 1964, the Supreme Court held that a patent owner cannot charge royalties for the use of a patented invention after the patent’s term has expired. Lower courts and academics alike have challenged the decision.
Several companies have been in the spotlight recently due to hiring H-1B workers and laying off U.S. workers in similar positions.