Business Litigation Report: January 2013

01/31/2013 / Business Litigation Practice Group

 

 

 

 

In the January Issue:

 

New Fair Credit Reporting Act Forms Now Required For Employers Doing Credit Checks on Job Applicants
By Jay Reding
 

Employers who do credit checks on job applicants should be aware of new forms published by the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) that must be used prior to pulling a credit report on an applicant. As part of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2011, the CFPB is now the agency that enforces the terms of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Prior to Dodd-Frank, the Federal Trade Commission was responsible for FCRA compliance. As of January 1, 2013, employers are being required to use the updated FCRA forms. 

 

 

The Federal Circuit Provides Guidance on Meeting the Bar for Notice Pleading in Design Patent Infringement Cases

By Glenna L. Gilbert

 

On January 25, 2013, the Federal Circuit decided Hall v. Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc.et al., a patent infringement case concerning a patented design for a “Tote Towel.” Bed Bath & Beyond (BB&B) moved to dismiss Hall’s complaint for failure to state a claim on which relief can be granted under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). In dismissing Hall’s complaint, the district court stated that Hall’s patent infringement complaint did not contain allegations to show what aspects of the Tote Towel merit design protection, or how each defendant infringed the protected patent claim. 
 

Business Litigation Department Attorneys:

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952-896-3280
 

Kenneth

Corey-Edstrom

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952-896-3380

 

Richard J. "Jay" Reding

952-896-6704

 

John A. Kvinge
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952-896-1554

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952-896-3340


Cynthia M. Klaus

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952-896-3392

 

 

L. Kathleen Harrell-Latham

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952-896-1544

 
Andrew D. Moran
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952-896-1541

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952-896-3275 
 

 

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952-896-1572

 

 

Michael C. Jackman

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952-896-3374 
 

 

Susan E. Tegt
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952-896-3325

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952-896-3312

 

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952-896-3318

 

 

952-896-3353

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952-896-3288

 
Lauris A. Heyerdahl
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952-896-1529 

 

Glenna L. Gilbert
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952-896-3283

This alert is provided as a service to our clients and firm associates. While the information provided in this publication is believed to be accurate, it is general in nature and should not be construed as legal advice.