Understanding the Law

Explaining court cases, statutes, and executive actions across the country, providing valuable analysis of the facts and legal impact on the public.

The day McCrory went to war

May 23, 2016

The battle over North Carolina’s controversial HB2 Bill heated up recently when Governor Pat McCroy and the Department of Justice filed almost simultaneous lawsuits against each other in United States District Court. ...[Continue Reading]

Supreme Court Agrees to Review the Employer Contraception Opt-Out Option

November 16, 2015

After the Eighth Circuit refused to deny the argument that the opt-out option to the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act violated employers’ religious freedoms, the Supreme Court agreed to take on and consolidate seven cases regarding this issue to hopefully give proper guidance on whether the opt-out accommodation violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. ...[Continue Reading]

How do you say no when you cannot say no?

November 16, 2015

When it comes to refugees seeking asylum in the European Union (“EU”), it is not as easy as “just saying no.” Legally speaking, human rights trump all, regardless of the cost. This has created a Catch-22 that is testing the mettle of the twenty-eight member states. ...[Continue Reading]

Jawbone Initiates Three Legal Actions Against Fitbit Alleging Fitbit Stole Jawbone’s Employees, Information, and Patented Ideas

August 4, 2015

Jawbone sues Fitbit claiming Fitbit stole highly confidential information from Jawbone when it “poached” Jawbone’s former employees and encouraged them to take information with them, and that there is a violation of the patents Jawbone has on activity and fitness bands resulting in a call for cease-and-desist and injunction in production of Fitbit trackers. ...[Continue Reading]
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