Tag Archives: Updating

The Music Modernization Act: Congress Poised to Pass Legislation Updating Music Copyright Royalties for the Digital Age

On April 25, 2018, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H. R. 5447, otherwise known as the “Music Modernization Act” (MMA). The bill, which now awaits Senate action, amends the Copyright Act in multiple ways, most notably by changing the … Continue reading

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Using Empirical Studies as a Basis for Updating Intestacy Laws

Danaya C. Wright & Beth Sterner, Honoring Probable Intent in Intestacy: An Empirical Assessment of the Default Rules and the Modern Family, 43 ACTEC L.J. 341 (2017). Sergio Pareja The principal goal of any intestacy statute is to determine the … Continue reading

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Updating Guidelines And Asking For Dough: EEOC’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan & 2019 Budget Request

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christopher J. DeGroff, Matthew J. Gagnon, & Kyla Miller Seyfarth Synopsis: This month the EEOC released its 2018-2022 strategic plan, which focuses on preventing and combating discrimination and improving the EEOC’s organizational functionality. It also … Continue reading

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ABA Passes Resolution Updating Sex Harassment Prevention Practices

Last week, I had the opportunity to again represent Connecticut as the State Delegate for the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates at the Vancouver ABA Midyear Meeting. Among the resolutions debated was Resolution 302 which “urges all employers, and specifically all … Continue reading

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Posner’s “judicial interpretive updating” and the disparagement clause (Best of 2017)

Good thing. Originally posted on April 16, 2017. Thank God for small favors.  Like being far away from the Seventh Circuit these days if you or your client want to rely on the words of a statute to determine what … Continue reading

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