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Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - Effective December 1, 2010

Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - Effective December 1, 2010

November 24, 2010

Three amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective on December 1, 2010 after they were approved by the United States Supreme Court. This alert summarizes the rules and the effect of the amendments, which include important changes regarding expert disclosure and summary judgment.

Who Owns Your Software?

Who Owns Your Software?

November 16, 2010

If you have recently purchased software or a product that includes software, such as a video game, digital video disc (DVD), compact disc (CD), or cell phone, it is very important that you review the end user license agreement that accompanied the product. In most cases, you will discover that you only have a license to use the software and that you do not own the software.

Georgia Retreats From Its Historic Hostility Toward Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements, But Employers May Have to Wait To Take Advantage

Georgia Retreats From Its Historic Hostility Toward Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements, But Employers May Have to Wait To Take Advantage

November 15, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Georgia voters passed a constitutional amendment that resulted in the enactment of House Bill 173, which is now codified at O.C.G.A. § 13-8-50, et seq. The new law significantly alters Georgia’s treatment of restrictive covenants in certain employment agreements, and employers will have fewer obstacles in drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure provisions.

A Policy Covers What It Says It Covers – Sometimes It’s Just That Simple

A Policy Covers What It Says It Covers – Sometimes It’s Just That Simple

November 12, 2010

This alert, by shareholders Steven Brodie and Gwynne Young, discusses a recent opinion upholding that the insured can have no greater coverage than the coverage afforded under the insuring clause.

Tips for Preparing and Handling an OSHA Inspection

Tips for Preparing and Handling an OSHA Inspection

November 3, 2010

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) is authorized to conduct workplace inspections and investigations to determine whether employers are complying with standards issued by the agency for safe and healthy workplaces. This article outlines several important steps that an employer should take to prepare for an OSHA inspection.

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