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Friday Factoid Quiz: National Handbag Day

October 10, 2019

National Handbag Day is observed annually on October 10th. Luxury handbag logos are highly valued intellectual property assets and the owners of these marks invest substantial resources to enforce their intellectual property rights. To honor these iconic fashion brands, test your knowledge of these handbag-related marks.

Willful Infringement Does Not Mean Automatic Enhanced Damages or Attorney Fees Award

October 9, 2019

In this recent case in the District of Delaware, the court refused to award either enhanced damages or attorney fees after the jury found willful patent infringement. The Court’s application and analysis of the Read factors, while certainly case-specific, are instructive…

Dipping into Retirement Just Became Easier – 401k Access Rules Changing

October 9, 2019

For better or worse, hard times can hit any individual or family for one reason or another. When money becomes…

D.C. Property Management Minute: What is an Application for Termination of Stay

October 8, 2019

When it comes to property management, the District of Columbia has a unique set of laws. Join Billy each week as he gives you advice on dealing with a common property management problem in D.C. and how to quickly solve it.

The Weekly Scenario: Should I set up a separate trust for each of my minor children?

October 8, 2019

Question: Should I set up a separate trust for each of my minor children?

When an Ordinary Family Lawyer Isn’t Enough

October 7, 2019

There’s no such thing as an “ordinary” divorce. That being said, it’s fair to call some divorces extraordinary—for the extraordinary…

Read Delete: Which Country Imports the Most Wine?

October 7, 2019

In 2018, the U.S. was the largest importer of wine bringing in more than $5 billion worth of the popular grape beverage. Closely trailing behind the U.S. was the UK, importing just under $4 billion worth of wine. While both the U.S. and UK remain significant importers of wine, Germany outpaced the two countries by importing the greatest volume of wine, ringing in at 383.0 million gallons.

The Monday Morning Minute: New HUD guidelines on criminal background checks by landlords

October 6, 2019

Access to Rental Housing on a fair and equal basis is a right – and it’s the law. As a property owner, management agent or if you make your living from residential real estate, spend a minute a week to protect yourself from fair housing claims and suits. Check out today’s The Monday Morning Minute.

Offit Kurman Telebriefs® | DOL Announces Final Overtime Rule and More

October 4, 2019

In September, The Department of Labor announced its final overtime rule, making 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The final rule updates the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt…

Could Parental Leave Policies Impact Marriages on a Long-Term Basis?

October 4, 2019

As a family lawyer, people often ask me the most common reasons that my clients go through a divorce. The…