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When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...more »

Bill would make it a crime for first responders to photograph accident victims ...
Shore News TodayFebruary 1, 2012

Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove have requested legislation that would make it a crime for any first responder to take photographs or electronic images, or make a video recording of an accident victim ...more »

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The Future of Internet Policy Bills
U.S. Politics TodayFebruary 8, 2012

February 08, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On January 24, 2012, Congress was scheduled to vote on whether to debate two controversial bills regarding Internet privacy and intellectual property. The Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) and the Stop ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Examining Moneyball's Impact on Business and Sports
Newswise (press release)February 1, 2012

Newswise — Villanova University School of Law (VSL) convenes an all-star roster of leading experts from sports and television for its 2012 Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Symposium, “Moneyball's Impact on Business and Sports,” Friday, ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Michael Brand appointed Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art DailyFebruary 13, 2012

“Dr Brand has held important leadership roles at some of the world's most respected cultural institutions,” he said. “That the Art Gallery of NSW will now benefit from his extensive scholarly expertise, his international reputation and his global ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Business Owners Adjusting to Patent System Overhaul
New York TimesFebruary 8, 2012

The most sweeping patent system changes in more than 50 years became law in September with enactment of the America Invents Act, which the White House has said will help turn inventions into businesses faster. Entrepreneurs and small-business owners ...more »

Sports Artists Battling Big Money, Trademark Lawsuits (and Winning!)
Huffington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Artists are open to all sorts of renown (commercial success, succès de scandale, their art and faces in books and magazines, their names known far and wide), but Rick Rush and Daniel Moore may be as famous in the annals of law as in the field of sports...more »


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