Copyright Office Moves to Electronic DMCA Registry

Many companies have taken advantage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (DMCA) safe harbor provision and designated an agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement. Doing so provides some insulation against infringement claims as it affords companies the chance to remove the allegedly infringing material before a formal claim is asserted. In the past, companies 

Author: James P. Harris
Category: Intellectual Property

Can Parties Recover Their Attorneys’ Fees in Litigation?

A question that frequently arises for people who are considering whether to file a lawsuit, or contemplating how to respond to a suit that has been filed against them, is whether they can ask the court to require the opposing party to reimburse them for the attorneys’ fees they incur in the course of the 

Author: Courtney H. G. Herz
Category: Business Litigation

The Supreme Court Issues Significant FDCPA Decisions

Written by: Attorney Christopher M. Candon & Joseph M. Harris In this past term, the United States Supreme Court took action on several cases that may significantly shape bankruptcy and/or insolvency law.  In a few short months, the Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision that ended the practice of non-consensual structured dismissals (Czyzeweski v. Jevic, 

Author: Christopher M. Candon
Category: Business Litigation

Red Flags Rule and Identity Theft Prevention Programs

The Red Flags law requires creditors to have in place Identity Theft Prevention Programs. In light of recent changes in the Red Flags law, there seems to be some confusion as to whether healthcare providers are categorically excluded from the requirements of the law.

Author: Douglas G. Verge
Category: Data Privacy & Security