Procter & Gamble, also known as P&G, have won in an intellectual property violation on the part of two smaller companies. An overseas company named Onuge was found guilty of distributing a product very similar to Crest Whitestrips, and MS International Enterprises LLC. was found to be importing these products. A federal court entered a permanent injunction against Onuge, preventing them from distributing any more of these products, declaring them too similar to P&G’s intellectual property.
Procter & Gamble Prevails Against Private Label Manufacturers and Distributors in Crest® Whitestrips Intellectual Property Violations
Famous law professor Lawrence Tribe may have broken ethical rules posting about his legal advice to Donald Trump. At the very least, experts believe that the tweets breach attorney-client privilege. Tribe has fought back against these assertions by saying that he did not break any ethical guidelines and is holding back information that would make this more clear.
In ‘Dumbest’ Move, Well-Known Law Prof Apparently Broke Ethics Rules in Perceived Shot at Trump (UPDATE)
A federal judge blocked a large settlement in a case between Uber and its drivers in California and Massachusetts. He found that the settlement was not fair, adequate or reasonable. The case involves whether or not these drivers were independent contractors. The general standard is how much control does a company have over its contractors.
Federal Judge Rejects Uber’s $100 Million Settlement with Drivers
On August 2, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service released draft forms, and related instructions, which employers must use to report information required by the Affordable Care Act. The relevant forms must be filed by applicable large employers (ALEs) to report information on offers of health insurance to full-time employees and the provision of minimum essential coverage. The drafts forms and instructions are for information purposes only and are not final. However, the drafts will familiarize ALEs with several changes for 2016 reporting, including new guidance, revisions, clarifications and new terminology.
Affordable Care Act Compliance: IRS Releases Draft 2016 Employer Reporting Forms and Instructions
The Best Lawyers in America is a renowned publication in the United States, awarding titles to the best lawyers in America. Due to the prestigious and respected publication, it is considered one of the top referral lists for lawyers. Carney Shegerian is an employment law attorney who has been nominated by his colleagues for the excellence that has been provided in their practice, Shegerian & Associates, located in Santa Monica. Shegarian has many accomplishments, successfully winning 73 trials and is able to practice in local federal courts, all California courts and The United States Supreme court.
Shegerian & Associates’ Carney Shegerian Named to 2017 Best Lawyers in America List