VW Scandal Drives Call for Source Code Access

Volkswagen’s clean brand was sullied last week when it was revealed that the carmaker had rigged the software in 11 million of its cars to cheat on emissions tests. In the fallout, VW CEO, Martin Winterkorn, resigned and critics have called for the company to allow access to its source code. But a U.S. law […]

Making it Count: Budgeting Success for General Counsel and Legal Departments

It’s been said that one of the most important developments in business and law in the last 25 years is the role of the in-house legal department. General counsel (GC) and the department are under great pressure and scrutiny to manage their expenditures and do more with less. Counsel will find LLM, Inc.’s latest white […]

Justice Dept. Sets Sights on Wall Street Criminals

No more hiding behind protective corporate walls. The Justice Department recently rolled out new rules, which take effect immediately, that not only focus on prosecuting individuals, but also pressuring companies into turning over evidence against these same “flesh-and-blood people.”

According to The New York Times, this is the first major policy announcement since Attorney […] Search Results in Trademark Infringement

According to Multi Time Machine, Inc., when one searched for their MTM Special Ops watches through, the online giant’s results page infringed on the manufacturer’s trademark. A panel agreed, reversing a district court’s summary judgment and holding that a jury could find that a “likelihood of confusion was created under an ‘initial interest confusion.’”


Heavy on the Ink: Redacted Ruling for HP

A dispute between Hewlett-Packard and its shareholders lasting three years and including almost 400 fillings ended with a printer-cartridge bang when Judge Charles Breyer responded to HP’s motions for thousands of pages of heavily redacted documents to be sealed with a heavily redacted ruling of his own. Well played, sir.

Unsurprisingly, the redacted response […]

Lawsuit against Pacquiao Lands in Cali

Shortly after the “Fight of the Century” in May, we posted a blog about how the dance around the legal ring had begun for Manny Pacquiao and his promoter, Top Rank, when two boxing fans filed a lawsuit in federal court in Nevada against the defeated fighter for failing to disclose a shoulder injury to […]

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