This week, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court held that pre-certification stipulations purporting to limit damages in class actions do not eliminate a federal court’s jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).
“Escape From Tomorrow,” one of the most controversial films at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, has put copyright and trademark law, as well as the question of what constitutes parody, in the spotlight. The film reminds companies why it is important to protect their intellectual property: to prevent use (or misuse) by others.
The United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of most of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The two key issues before the Court were the constitutionality of (1) the ACA’s “individual mandate,” which requires virtually everyone in the United States to buy health insurance or to pay a penalty for failing to do so, and (2) its requirement that states adopt new standards that would have significantly increased the number of Medicaid-eligible individuals (the so-called “Medicaid expansion”), or face loss of federal Medicaid funding.