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On Wednesday, the United States Patent And Trademark Office (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board or “TTAB”) canceled the Washington Redskins’ trademark registrations in the start of what is likely to be a lengthy legal battle.


Posted on Fri, 2014-04-11 18:31 by Joseph M. Creed in Civil Rights, Discrimination, Federal Law, Labor Employment


On April 8, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal government contractors from retaliating against employees for disclosing their own or other employees’ salary information. This post will explore the implications of this new Executive Order for federal contractors and their employees.


Posted on Fri, 2014-02-21 16:58 by JGL Associate Attorney in Civil Litigation, Federal Law, Labor Employment




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It’s your first day on a new job. You are shown to a desk or conference table and the office manager places a large stack of papers in front of you. Tax forms, personal information forms, and the Employee Handbook. The Handbook can be small or large, and most of the time no one reads it. Nearly all of the time, however, a new employee will sign a piece of paper saying that he or she has read the handbook and understands all that is contained in the handbook. After this point, few employees ever think about what is actually written in the handbook until something bad happens. And sometimes not until it’s too late.


Posted on Fri, 2014-02-14 18:40 by Elizabeth J. McInturff in Bankruptcy, Family Law, Federal Law


On the heels of the Supreme Court striking down key parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), including holding that in states where it is legal for same-sex couples to marry, the government must extend same sex couples federal health and social security benefits, and extending tax benefits to same same-sex couples, Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that the Federal Government will extend married couples equal protection under the law.



You go to the mailbox one day and find a certified letter. Upon opening the letter, you discover that you’ve just been sued! Not only that, but the case is in a Federal Court in a state that you don’t live in and that you don’t have any connection to, or so you think.


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