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The Federal Government Moves Toward Increasing Privacy Online

Insight February 11, 2011

The tides of online privacy are changing quickly.  Businesses may be collecting more information than they need and sometimes sharing it without the informed consent of consumers.  The federal government intends to curb this by modifying current protection for consumers, offering more precise guidelines for businesses, and creating greater transparency in consumer-business relations.

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Employee Emails From Company Computers Are Not Privileged

Insight February 11, 2011

A California appellate court in Holmes v. Petrovich ruled that an employee's emails sent to her attorney did not constitute "confidential communications between client and lawyer" when sent on a company computer.

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FTC Releases Privacy Report

Insight February 11, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission issued a preliminary report that proposes a framework to balance the privacy interests of consumers wtih innovation that relies on consumer information to develop new products and services. 

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TAX ALERT - Second Special Voluntary Disclosure Initiative Opens

Insight February 08, 2011

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today a special voluntary disclosure initiative designed to bring offshore money back into the U.S. tax system and help people with undisclosed income from hidden offshore accounts get current with their taxes. The new voluntary disclosure initiative will be available through Aug. 31, 2011.

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Uncertainty in Employer Social Media Policies

Insight January 26, 2011

The NLRB created significant uncertainty regarding the appropriate scope of social media policies when it filed a complaint that alleges a company violated the National Labor Relations Act by terminating an employee for posting negative commernts about her supervisor on the employee's personal Facebook page.

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Disclosure Rules on Conflict Minerals May Have Broad Impact

Insight January 19, 2011

The SEC proposed rules which would require any company that uses "conflict minerals" from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to provide a detailed annual report to the SEC. 

 

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NLRB Announces Proposed Rule on Posting Employee Rights

Insight January 14, 2011

The NLRB proposed a rule which would require all employers to post notices informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. 

 

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Patent Infringement Damages May Now Be Calculated Differently

Insight Michael Moradzadeh Michael Moradzadeh · January 12, 2011

In Uniloc v. Microsoft, an appeals court issued a decision that may change how infringement damages are calculated by precluding the use of the "25 percent rule of thumb" which has been used to calculate damages in most patent cases for the past fifteen years.  This decision marks an important step towards requiring patent plaintiffs to rigorously prove damages with facts connected to the value of the patented invention, and it is likely that future courts will more strictly scrutinize patent damages evidence. 

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Rimon Law Group Opens New San Francisco Office

News January 06, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Headquarters, Expanded Technology Tools Prove Winning Formula San Francisco, CA January 6, 2010--Rimon Law Group announces the opening of a new headquarters in San Francisco and the debut of a new suite of technology tools to enable collaboration with its partners spread across the United States and abroad. "With

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TAX ALERT - New IRS Amnesty for Offshore Accounts

Insight December 22, 2010

In his speech before the 23RD Annual Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation in Washington, DC on December 9, 2010, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman said that the IRS is “seriously considering” a new partial amnesty program for taxpayers who report secret offshore bank accounts.

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