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WT Wins: 9th Circuit Decision Broadens the ‘Ministerial Exception’ in Lawsuits Brought Against Religious Employers

After obtaining summary judgment at the district court earlier this year in an employment lawsuit, Paul Gaspari, Daniel Zamora, and Ryan Abernethy prevailed in the 9th Circuit appeal to the dismissal. The 9th Circuit’s judgment sets favorable precedent for religious employers as it broadly applies the ministerial exception under the US Constitution and the Religious Exemption under the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

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Salem & Green to Merge with Weintraub Tobin

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2022, healthcare and business law firm Salem & Green will merge with and into the Weintraub firm. Sacramento-based attorneys Julie E. Green, Christopher F. Anderson, and Jeanne L. Vance will join Weintraub’s Corporate Group. Founded in 1999, Salem & Green is well-known for its expertise in business and regulatory healthcare law,

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upcoming events

Webinar: Employment Law Update 2022

Please join attorneys from our Labor and Employment Group for our Employment Law update webinar series, as they discuss important legal developments from 2021 and review a number of new laws and case law developments impacting employers in 2022. Employment Law Update (Part 1) Quick Refresher on New California Legislation and a Review of Court Cases Relating to: Independent Contractor Classification Wage and Hour Laws Class Actions and PAGA Claims Wednesday,

  • When:Wednesday, January 5, 2022
  • Where:Webinar

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The Briefing: Jack in the Box Pops a Spring Over Mascot Trademark Dilution

The IP Law Blog

In this episode of the Briefing from the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a trademark dispute between Jack in the Box and Cryptocurrency Marketplace FTX. Jack in the Box claims that FTX’s new mascot is too similar to theirs.

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Ninth Circuit Refuses to Adopt “Ordinary Observer” Test for Substantial Similarity and Copyright Infringement

by James Kachmar
The IP Law Blog

The Ninth Circuit was recently asked to determine whether to continue to apply the Circuit’s two-part extrinsic/intrinsic test for “substantial similarity” with regard to a copyright infringement claim or to depart from this approach and apply the Second Circuit’s “ordinary observer” test instead.

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