HPK TAKES ON HUSTLER AND WINS IN FEDERAL COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CASE

Haber Polk Kabat, LLP strikes again!  In a federal copyright infringement case filed on behalf of a local newsreporter, Andy Kabat and Bradley Barmen, obtained a jury verdict against LFP, Inc.  The jury specifically found that Defendants’ Good Faith/Advice of Counsel defense to Plaintiffs’ copyright infringement claim was inapplicable.  The federal lawsuit, which was filed in the United…

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SIXTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS RULES THAT AN EMPLOYEE’S CURSORY DISCUSSION WITH A CUSTOMER ABOUT A PENDING LAWSUIT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE PROTECTED ACTIVITY

In order to establish claims for retaliatory discharge, employees must, among other things, show that they engaged in “protected activity” and they were terminated as a result. It is well recognized that employees do not need to file formal complaints in order to engage in protected activity – instead, it is the simple assertion of…

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OHIO SUPREME COURT RULES THAT IT IS NOT PER SE RETALIATION FOR EMPLOYER TO SUE EMPLOYEE AFTER PREVAILING IN DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT SUIT BROUGHT BY EMPLOYEE

Ohio Supreme Court Rules That It Is Not Per Se Retaliation For Employer To Sue Employee After Prevailing In Discrimination/Harassment Suit Brought By Employee The Ohio Supreme Court recently issued an opinion on the issue of whether an employer’s lawsuit against an employee who had engaged in protected conduct can constitute retaliation under Ohio R.C.…

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