Faruki Blog

Heartbreaker? Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin Restricts Evidence Admissible to Prove "Substantial Similarity" In a Copyright Case

In Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, 952 F.3d 1051 (9th Cir. 2020), the Ninth Circuit upheld a jury verdict in favor of Led Zeppelin on a claim by the heirs.. Read More

EEOC Issues Guidance on Compliance with Federal Employment Laws During COVID-19 Pandemic

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued guidance aimed at helping employers comply with their responsibilities under.. Read More

Popular Small Business Relief Program (PPP) Given New Life

As part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, known as the CARES Act, on March 27, 2020, $349 billion was allocated to small businesses,.. Read More

The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and COVID-19: Working With Your Customers and Remaining Compliant

As businesses work to operate in these trying times, a number of decisions have to be made that are outside those many businesses typically have.. Read More

Restaurants Seek Coverage under Civil Authority Insurance Policies for COVID-19 Related Losses; Ohio Explores Potential Legislative Solution (Authored by Faruki Law Clerk Clayton J. Prickett)

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on numerous industries, but one industry has suffered quite significantly.  With shelter-in-place orders in.. Read More

Ohio Bill Would Give the State Authority to Limit Customer Purchases and Control Prices of High-Demand Products During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Emergencies

A bill introduced in the Ohio Senate, and written with the contributions of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, would give the attorney general the.. Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Zynga for Data Breach Involving 173 Million Users' Information (Authored by Faruki Law Clerk Clayton J. Prickett)

The Complaint: In March 2020, a class action lawsuit was filed against Zynga – a widely popular mobile gaming company – stemming from a data breach.. Read More

COVID-19: How to Determine whether the Pandemic is a Force Majeure Event that Excuses Contractual Performance

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented disruption in American life that is now expected to continue through at least April.  While most.. Read More

Blame It On Verein? What Law Firms Should Know About a Recent Malpractice Verdict Against Dentons

On February 13, 2020, a jury in Cuyahoga County (Ohio) awarded $32,000,000 to RevoLaze, an Ohio company, against the law firm Dentons US LLP, on a.. Read More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed into Law

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA"), which the Senate had passed earlier that.. Read More