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  • Blog: Exempt Org Resource - Nonprofit Law BlogDepartment of Education Rescinds Obama-Era Title IX Guidance in Advance of New RulemakingPosted on September 22, 2017 by Justin Zaremby, Laura E. Butzel
    This morning, the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education issued a “Dear Colleague” letter rescinding the Obama administration’s school sexual assault guidance.  The Department also issued a new set of Questions and Answers on Campus Sexual Misconduct.  The new guidance follows a speech delivered by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos earlier this [...]
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  • Blog: Appellate InsightExpert Testimony, Case-Specific Facts, and HearsayPosted on September 15, 2017 by Gary A. Watt
    In People v. Sanchez (2016) 63 Cal.4th 665, the California Supreme Court held that expert testimony involving case-specific facts is subject to exclusion as hearsay—just like any other testimony. In so holding, the Court overruled its prior decisions, including People v. Montiel (1993) 5 Cal.4th 877, which permitted courts wide latitude in allowing experts to […]
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  • Blog: TSMP ForefrontComing for lawyers soon: digital disruptionPosted on September 4, 2017 by
    After banking, retail, transport and hospitality, legal profession could be the next area of disruption, which law firms will have to embrace to survive it WINTER IS COMING
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  • Blog: Global Capital Markets LitigationRBS Settles RMBS Claims in FHFA SettlementPosted on July 25, 2017 by Meg Slachetka
    On July 12, 2017, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”) announced an agreement to settle claims arising out of RBS’s sale of allegedly faulty residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”).  RBS will pay $5.5 billion to settle the claims. The FHFA, as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, filed...… Continue Reading
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  • Blog: INGOTS: Raw Thoughts and Unpolished IdeasBusiness Model and Computer Program Will Soon be Patentable in ChinaPosted on March 30, 2017 by Spilman Administrator
    We recently received an informational white paper from our agents in China, Lynn Wang and Zhou Jiaxin at NTD Intellectual Property, with news about a change to make software and business methods patentable as long as certain conditions are met. … Continue reading →
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  • Blog: SerendIPity: Intellectual Property Law BlogSupreme Court’s Ruling on Damages Creates Uncertain Future for Design PatentsPosted on December 21, 2016 by Matthew T. Hays
    In an opinion handed down on December 6th, 2016, the Supreme Court continued its tradition of unanimously overruling the Federal Circuit while chipping away at the power of patents. While the decision itself was brief and uncomplicated, it characteristically left the most difficult questions to be debated in the lower courts. Read More › Tags:
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