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The Shifting Sands of Art Authentication: As Calder Foundation finds itself in court again who will have the last word regarding authentication?

By Irina Tarsis, Esq., Center for Art Law

On 3 March 2014, a well-intentioned Bill to amend the New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law was introduced in the New York State Assembly. 1,961 more words


When a party seeks to issue a claim he is required to comply with numerous rules. If no specific Pre Action Protocol applies then he must serve a letter of claim in accordance with the Pre Action Protocol Practice Direction. 752 more words

Supreme Court Grants Cert. on Standard of Review for Patent Claim Terms

On March 31, 2014, the Supreme Court granted Teva Pharmaceutical’s petition for writ of certiorari in the case Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. 180 more words


Brewer Of Rogue Beer Files Trademark Infringement Action Against New York’s Rogues’ Harbor Brewing

On 16 April 2014, Oregon Brewing Company filed a trademark infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition action in the United States District Court, Northern District of New York against Rogue’s Harbor Steak & Ale, Inc. 654 more words


Why October 1, 2014 Is An Important Date For Management Persons Of Nevada Entities

Two years ago, the Nevada Supreme Court in an en band decision held that a state district court may exercise jurisdiction over the nonresident officers and directors of a Nevada corporation with its principal place of business in Spain.  434 more words


Severance Payments are Wages Subject to FICA Taxes

On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., 572 U.S. ____ (2014), No. 12-1408, that severance payments made to employees terminated in connection with a company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan are taxable wages under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). 473 more words

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Aldo Can Sue MasterCard in Ontario, Court Rules

A choice of forum clause will generally not be enforced against a non-party to the contract containing the clause, the Ontario Court of Appeal held in a recent… 891 more words

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