One of the most talked-about developments in trademark law news this past year has involved the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s determination on whether to cancel the Washington Redskins’ registration. In June 2014, the three-judge panel ruled 2-1 to withdraw trademark protection because it said the nickname is insulting to Native Americans. This decision.
What effect does the Dodd-Frank Act have on pre-dispute arbitration agreements in employment contracts when employees have whistleblower claims? In his new article titled “Dodd-Frank Act Does Not Prevent Arbitration of Non-Whistleblower Claims,” Goetz Fitzpatrick attorney Scott D. Simon analyzes the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals case Santoro v. Accenture Federal Services, LLC, 748.
Protecting Brockerage Commissions in Resuscitated Deals By Howard M. Rubin Partner, Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP Sometimes, in real estate transactions, the dead can come back to life. The most common fact pattern presented to me in brokerage disputes is where the broker introduces a prospective purchaser to a property and for whatever reason the deal falls.
Brian Farkas, an associate at Goetz Fitzpatrick, has published an article in the American Bar Association’s Litigation Journal on New York City’s recent efforts to expand its role as a host of international arbitrations. “New York: A New Home for International Arbitration?” appears in the Summer 2014 issue of the Journal, the flagship magazine of.