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SCOTUS to Finally Decide if Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Are Protected by Title VII

On April 22, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in a trio of employment discrimination cases for which the Court’s forthcoming rulings—expected to be published by June 2020—could ultimately settle whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of … Continue reading

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A published appellate opinion that might finally terminate alimony based upon continued cohabitation–finally

When, in 1990, South Carolina enacted its current alimony statute, S.C. Code § 20-3-130, it provided three grounds to automatically terminate permanent periodic alimony: 1) either party’s death; 2) the supported spouse’s remarriage; and 3) the “continued cohabitation” of the … Continue reading

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Finally! SCOTUS Addresses Copyright Registration Requirement For Infringement Actions In Federal Court

https://www.fourthestate.org/On March 4, 2019, in Fourth Estate Pub. Benefit Corp. v. Wall Street.com, (No. 17-571), a unanimous Supreme Court decided that copyright registration is necessary before bringing an infringement action in a U.S. district court.  Opinion here and oral argument here courtesy SCOTUS blog. … Continue reading

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The High Court finally rules on liability

Andrew HudsonBeware those working in licensed premises – you can be liable for amounts equal to duty owing on goods stolen from those premises. Beware those working in licensed premises – you can be liable for amounts equal to duty … Continue reading

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VMware GPL case is back in court—will we finally get some clarity on the meaning of "derivative work"?

One of the most active Linux kernel developers, Christoph Hellwig, backed by the Software Freedom Conservancy, (unsurprisingly perhaps) has struck again against a virtualisation giant—VMware. for breaching the GNU General Public Licence (GPL). More than two years after the Hamburg … Continue reading

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