COVID School Closure Lawsuit – Part of a Litigation Wave

I was semi-watching a local TV news broadcast Wednesday morning until one item got my full attention: The Liberty Justice Center (“LJC”) has filed suit against the West Ada School District to prevent a local teachers union from holding any more “sick-out” actions.

COVID Lockdown Order in PA Ruled Unconstitutional

A Federal judge in Western Pennsylvania has ruled that the governor’s open-ended lockdown order violates the 1st Amendment and the Due Process and Equal Protection provisions of 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Let’s “Manage by Data” when dealing with COVID19

The time I worked at SEMATECH (a semiconductor industry R&D consortium in Austin) was one my career highlights. I got to work with some of the brightest people in the chip world.

I learned a lot of valuable lessons there, including (i) everything in life involves trade-offs; and (ii) the importance of Managing by Data.

Is COVID-19 Putting Your Trade Secrets at Risk?

Working from Home and an Economic Downturn Are Creating a Perfect Storm for Increased Theft of Trade Secrets.

How do you Know you Have an Enforceable Online Contract?

Ecommerce is Up. So is Class Action Litigation.

I recently took a continuing legal education program from the global law firm of Morgan, Lewis. https://www.morganlewis.com/

How did Force Majeure Clauses Suddenly Become “Sexy?”

Dusty Boilerplate no Longer.

The Force Majeure (“FM”) clause has long been regarded as one of those boring old boilerplate clauses that rarely get much attention during contract negotiations. I speak from personal experience!

Fair Housing Act Compliance in the era of COVID19

The Intermountain Fair Housing Council, located in Boise, is a nonprofit organization that (among other things) provides education and training on complying with the federal Fair Housing Act. https://ifhcidaho.org/