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  • Twitter Faces Copyright Infringement Allegations
    Social media sites host many thousands of photos posted by people on a daily basis. An obvious issue arises as to whether and when these sites might be liable for copyright infringement with respect to any of the posted photos. A recent case is worthy of consideration. Kristen Pierson, a… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015By Eric J. Sinrod
  • D.C. Circuit Poised to Consider Major About-Face on Constructive Trust Precedent
    For 20 years, the District of Columbia has been the sole Circuit that fails to recognize the imposition of a constructive trust to benefit victims of fraud. See United States v. BCCI Holdings (Luxemborg), S.A., 46 F.3d 1185, 1190 (D.C. Cir. 1995). Under a constructive trust theory, “whenever a party… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Appellate ReviewPublished on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015By Kristina Caggiano Kelly
  • Why You Don’t See Those Bicycling Bars on The Strip
    You’ve probably seen those multi-participant bicycles with a bar in the middle traveling around in various cities .  They are powered by people who are pedaling as fast as they can while enjoying a beer or a cocktail.  We sort of have them in Las Vegas — as a great way to travel around and try… ... read more
    Posted to Nevada Liquor, Casino and Entertainment LawPublished on Saturday, August 1st, 2015By Jennifer Roberts
  • Horse Race Betting in Vietnam: Don’t Back the Wrong Horse
    Investors wishing to invest in horse race betting projects in Vietnam may find themselves in dead end if they do not equip themselves with the appropriate tools to tackle legal challenges in this emerging market Even though horse race betting was allowed in two pilot projects in Phu Tho (1998)… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Friday, July 31st, 2015By Oliver Massmann
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds That Insured Did Not Forfeit Coverage By Settling Without Insurer’s Consent Even Though Insurer Was Defending Under a Reservation of Rights
    In an issue of first impression, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held that an insured does not forfeit coverage by entering into a fair, reasonable, and non-collusive settlement without the insurer’s consent when the insurer is defending the insured under a reservation of rights and the insurer has declined to… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Insurance LawPublished on Thursday, July 30th, 2015By Jessica E. La Londe
  • Rechtsanwalt Vietnam Oliver Massmann Investitionen Privatisierung und Handel – QUO VADIS –
    Die vietnamesische Regierung hat bei der Stabilisierung der vietnamesischen Wirtschaft enorme Fortschritte gemacht. Das Wirtschaftswachstum im Jahr 2015 wird laut Welt Bank voraussichtlich 6% betragen, außerdem konnte die Import-Export Balance seit über fünf Jahre beibehalten werden. Leider sind noch Probleme vorhanden auf die im Folgenden eingegangen wird. 1. Umsetzung und… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015By Oliver Massmann
  • Apply Common Sense To Indemnity Claim
    A mechanical sub’s employee is severely injured during a coffee break when an improperly-fastened section of limestone façade comes loose near where he is sitting. Should the mechanical sub owe a duty of indemnity to the prime contractor? The Massachusetts Appeals Court does not think so, either. It is hard to imagine… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Construction LawPublished on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015By Stan Martin
  • Adultery Gone Awry on the Internet
    The Ashley Madison site declares on its home page that “Life is short. Have an affair.” The home page goes on to state that “Ashley Madison is the world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters.” The site also boasts “over 38,050,000 anonymous members!” But how anonymous are those members,… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Vietnam Human Resources – Best Practice Solutions and Impact of ASEAN
    The new Law on Social Insurance is coming into force at the 1 January 2016 and it will introduce some extensive changes which are considered to be good for Vietnam and align with international practice. These changes include, among others, expansion of the subjects of application of compulsory social insurance;… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015By Oliver Massmann
  • Motion Tracking Patent Invalidated in Litigation Involving F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
    Last week, the Court of Federal Claims invalidated a patent that was asserted against the U.S. Government in a lawsuit regarding the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.  The case—Thales Visionix, Inc. v. United States, No. 14-513C—is interesting for many reasons: the Court of Federal Claims does not handle many patent infringement… ... read more
    Posted to Government Contracts and LitigationPublished on Monday, July 27th, 2015By Arvind Jairam