Supreme Court Kicks Back Contraceptive Case – No Ruling Issued

Supreme Court Kicks Back Contraceptive Case – No Ruling Issued

In its May 16, 2016, decision in Zubik v. Burwell, the United States Supreme Court sent the case involving contraceptive mandates back to the lowers courts without making a ruling. The petitioners in the case brought the suit because they claimed that the application for exemption to the mandatory contraception requirement was an unnecessary burden […]

Affordable Care Act Suffers Court Setback

Affordable Care Act Suffers Court Setback

Obamacare, or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as it is legally known, has been dealt a¬†setback by the federal courts on May 12, 2016. The decision by Judge Rosemary Collyer, of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, determined that only Congress has the right to allocate the public money […]

U.S. Supreme Court Takes on Fashion, Product Design Protection

U.S. Supreme Court Takes on Fashion, Product Design Protection

  One clothing brand starts a popular trend with color block tops or zig-zag stripes; suddenly every store has multiple brands showing similar design features. A company introduces a product that becomes popular and then several other companies or house brand versions are selling¬†something comparable. If a song or book can be copyright protected, can […]