Certain Delivery Drivers Are Exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act and May Proceed with Class Actions
By: Ryan E. Abernethy
The Litigation Blog
In this age of expensive class-action litigation, many California companies have found solace in their arbitration agreements. Under certain circumstances, the enforcement of such agreements includes the dismissal of class action claims. This has largely been made possible by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) which requires judges to enforce a wide range of written arbitration agreements notwithstanding contrary state law.
If You Can’t Describe It, You Can’t Patent It!
by Audrey Millemann
IP Law Blog
One of the requirements for obtaining a patent is the written description requirement – the specification must include a written description of the invention. 35 U.S.C §112(a). This requirement means that the specification must fully disclose what the invention is. The purpose of the written description requirement is to demonstrate to persons skilled in the art of the invention that the inventor had possession of the invention at the time the application was filed,
Best Practices To Ensure Compliance with Website Accessibility Guidelines: Is Your Company Protected?
by Giles Judd
Although private actions against companies for the failure to ensure access to their websites for individuals with disabilities have increased significantly in recent years, both Congress and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have yet to provide clear guidance as to what constitutes compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Given the potential financial consequences facing a business which fails to provide equal access – including significant damages and attorneys’ fees – this lack of statutory or regulatory guidance can be quite problematic.