On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq.) in Matal v. Tam (137 S. Ct. 1744), holding that it violates the First Amendment’s free speech clause.
Before the Matal v. Tam decision, the United States Patent and … Read More
When the heat is on, how do you perform? Can you remain calm? Can you focus on the task at hand? Or do you crack under pressure? Or maybe you take out your stress on those around you? If so, you need to find ideas and tools to remain calm and focus, like Shaun White did last night.
On February 13th, I watched him win his third Olympic gold medal in the snowboard halfpipe competition in the last four … Read More
Believing in yourself sounds easy, but we all have our own insecurities to overcome in given situations. Sometimes the easiest road is to fold and not move forward. Taking the easy way generally is the path to things staying the same or getting worse, but we all say we want to do better and be successful. I think part of the reason is persistence. Some people have it and some people don’t. For those who do, … Read More
Kraig Marton and Jeff Silence: Speakers at the Annual Arizona Employment Lawyers Association Conference
Kraig Marton and Jeff Silence will speak on "Strategies and Ethical Issues in Employment when the Employees Still Working"
When: February 24, 2018
Where: Phoenix, Arizona
To Register: Registration is open to AzELA Members registration information
What:The Arizona … Read More
Recently, the Arizona Court of Appeals clarified that only one parent is required to file a motion to modify legal decision-making or parenting time. In Sundstrom v. Flatt, Mother exercised sole legal decision-making authority and shared equal parenting time with Father. She filed a petition to retain sole legal decision-making, reduce … Read More
Congress enacted the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“BBA”) under which existing partnership audit rules have been replaced. The new BBA audit rules are broad and complex and effective for partnership tax returns filed for tax years beginning in 2018. Under the prior audit rules, the tax liability flowed through to each partner. Under the new … Read More
Question: I know my spouse’s passwords to their social media accounts, bank accounts and/or financial accounts, can I log into their account and get the information we need to help win my case?
Answer: While this might sound like a really good idea, the answer is no. In doing so, you would likely be breaking a number of … Read More
Celebrity kitty Tardar Sauce aka “Grumpy Cat” (or, rather, the entity that owns rights to the GRUMPY CAT brand) has prevailed on its claims of breach of contract and trademark and copyright infringement against a beverage company for exceeding the scope of its license to use the brand to produce and market coffee products.
In 2013, Grumpy Cat Limited (“GCL”), the company that owns rights … Read More
Be you. Not who you think you should be. Not what others want you to be. Be you, just you. You are not an actor or actress, you're not playing a role. If you do, you're doing yourself a disservice.
Less experienced people are more likely to embellish their experience or tell you they know something they don’t. They want others to think they know more than they do and have greater … Read More
Nate Meyer and Micalann Pepe: Panel Moderators for 26th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
Micalann Pepe will moderate for "Reasonable Settlements, Stipulated Judgments, and Primary and Excess Insurers" panel
What: Standard primary and excess liability policy provisions require insurer consent to any settlement for which the insurer will be obliged to pay. But insureds and … Read More