Unfair Competition. Legal news and articles for April 26 - 30, 2017

"Employment Flash – April 2017"This Is How The EU Has Tightened The Screws On The UKTrump will zero in on trade agreements during 100th dayArtificial Intelligence Pushes the Antitrust EnvelopeChanel Faces Pushback in $60M Counterfeit Suit Against Amazon SellersACR case: Judgment was deeply flawedHershey's legal defense: Plaintiff is disbarred attorney looking for targetsNew Balance court ruling in China is rare win against piracyArgument analysis: The Supreme Court struggles with the ACA's patent provisionsBrand Equity and IP Considerations for your F&B Company in ChinaNew Balance in China is rare win against piracy - The Boston GlobeTVPRA Would Strengthen US Efforts to Combat Human TraffickingWho's Suing Uber Now?: Lyft DriversNew Balance Court Ruling in China Is Rare Win Against PiracyBankrupt Suniva Initiates US Solar Trade Case

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Theranos Loses Round in Investor Class Action
The RecorderApril 19, 2017

... brought under the California Corporations Code, finding that it only applied to buyers who had purchased a security directly from the seller, he allowed the majority of the plaintiffs' claims brought under common law and California's unfair ...more »

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"Employment Flash – April 2017"
JD Supra (press release)April 30, 2017

On April 4, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is a case of sex discrimination for purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). .... However, in ...more »

This Is How The EU Has Tightened The Screws On The UK
BuzzFeed NewsApril 29, 2017

But, a deal would need to ensure a level playing field in terms of competition and state aid, not endanger financial stability in the EU and encompass safeguards against unfair competitive advantages. ... Officials from both sides mentioned as way of ...more »

Trump will zero in on trade agreements during 100th day
NBC2 NewsApril 29, 2017

Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, a Houston lawyer known for flamboyant but successful trial defenses of wealthy clients in Texas murder cases, has died.More >>. Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, a Houston lawyer known for flamboyant but successful trial defenses ...more »

Artificial Intelligence Pushes the Antitrust Envelope
Bloomberg BNAApril 28, 2017

Apart from mergers, the methods U.S. antitrust regulators use to assess potential monopolies are not designed to scrutinize large data sets, Herbert Hovenkamp, antitrust law professor at the University of Iowa, told Bloomberg BNA. To be sure, antitrust ...more »

Chanel Faces Pushback in $60M Counterfeit Suit Against Amazon Sellers
WWDApril 28, 2017

One seller identified by the Amazon store name “Angela Pasecha” urged Chanel to drop the claims against it, characterizing the sale of logo phone cases as an accident caused by “mistakenly uploading some photos of Chanel-branded products,” according to ...more »

ACR case: Judgment was deeply flawed
Zimbabwe IndependentApril 28, 2017

The method of registration did not “fall foul” of the law. The provisions of the Mining Act were observed. High Court judge Justice Charles Hungwe does not indicate how the public interest was in fact prejudiced. Was ACR guilty of unfair competition ...more »

Hershey's legal defense: Plaintiff is disbarred attorney looking for targets
Legal News LineApril 28, 2017

As for a technical argument, Hershey's says Greenstein does not have standing to sue under California's Unfair Competition Law or False Advertising Law because he has not pleaded an actual reliance on the alleged misrepresentation of the slack fill ...more »

New Balance court ruling in China is rare win against piracy
Boston.comApril 28, 2017

Dow said New Balance sued under China's Anti-Unfair Competition Law because the country's trademark laws “currently provide slight loopholes for these brands to exist.” “These actions are significantly more costly than traditional counterfeit ...more »

Argument analysis: The Supreme Court struggles with the ACA's patent provisions
SCOTUSblog (blog)April 28, 2017

The oral argument focused on Amgen's theory that, to remedy any violations of the biosimilar provisions in the ACA, Amgen could rely on the California's Unfair Competition Law, which authorizes injunctive relief for any “unlawful, unfair or fraudulent ...more »

Brand Equity and IP Considerations for your F&B Company in China
China BriefingApril 28, 2017

Packaging can be protected in China under various types of IP: the Trademark Law, the Patent Law, the Copyright Law, and the Anti-unfair Competition Law. Though technical features of packaging could be protected as utility models or invention patents, ...more »

New Balance in China is rare win against piracy - The Boston Globe
The Boston GlobeApril 28, 2017

BEIJING — New Balance has won a rare legal victory in China in an intellectual property dispute: A court has ordered five shoe manufacturers and sellers to pay ...more »

TVPRA Would Strengthen US Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking
Human Rights FirstApril 27, 2017

“Without adequate resources to investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases traffickers operate with near impunity, exploiting vulnerable people and creating unfair and illegal competition for U.S. businesses. The TVPRA will significantly increase ...more »

Who's Suing Uber Now?: Lyft Drivers
Law.com (subscription)April 27, 2017

The suit seeks to certify both a nationwide class of drivers who drove for Lyft but not Uber, as well as a California-only class of similarly situated drivers to pursue claims under the state's unfair competition law and California's constitutional ...more »

New Balance Court Ruling in China Is Rare Win Against Piracy
New York TimesApril 27, 2017

A New Balance store in Shanghai. Many Western companies have been caught up in long legal battles over the right to use their names in China. Credit Imagechina, via Associated Press. BEIJING — New Balance has won a rare legal victory in China in an ...more »

Bankrupt Suniva Initiates US Solar Trade Case
Solar IndustryApril 26, 2017

SolarWorld has fought decisively against this kind of unfair competition for many years. China now has managed to circumvent and violate existing trade defense measures in several ways and again incited a ruinous price race to the bottom, destroying U ...more »

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