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Oh, the Lawsuits You'll Boldly File! The Ninth Circuit Says Fair Use Still an Affirmative Defense

The Ninth Circuit recently examined a mashup that infuses themes and characters from the popular television series Star Trek into Dr. Seuss works,.. Read More

As Ohio Unemployment Claims Continue, State Asks Employers to Report Employees that Do Not Return to Work

The coronavirus pandemic and Ohio's resulting shelter-in-place order has caused unprecedented filings of unemployment by Ohio citizens.  The impact.. Read More

What is a Government Employer Anyway? The Ninth Circuit Splits with Decades of Precedent and Holds that the ADEA's 20-Employee Requirement Does Not Apply to Public Employers

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees because of their age.  But applying the.. Read More