Would the Second Circuit Have Ruled Differently in the Maltz Canadian Copyright Case? Insights from RPL Associate Allison “Ally” M. Grein

After discovering her grandfather’s diary, written in the Holocaust-era village of Sokal (formerly in Poland, now considered part of Ukraine), Israeli-American documentarian Judy Maltz traveled to an address recorded in the diary—the home of Francizska Halamajowa, a woman who offered safe haven to Maltz’ grandfather, three Jewish families and a German soldier who defected.  Maltz interviewed living survivors and their descendants, conducting a great deal of original research to learn more about…

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Reavis Parent Lehrer in the News: Media Coverage of Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Last week, Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York on behalf of a former associate attorney of Defendant Goldberg Segalla LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York State.  As the lawsuit describes, Plaintiff Marissa T. Jones was recruited to the firm on the basis of its family-friendly culture and practices.  After returning from family leave after…

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Release: Female Attorney, Promised Family-Friendly Workplace, Sues Large NY Firm for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

For immediate release Female Attorney, Promised Family-Friendly Workplace, Sues Large New York Firm for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Former Goldberg Segalla lawyer and mother punished for following firm practices, fired after protesting firm partner’s discrimination and harassment campaign August 31, 2016, New York, NY – Today, New York City-based law firm Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New…

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Insights on Massachusetts Landmark Equal-Pay Legislation from RPL Associate Ethan Krasnoo

This month, the Massachusetts legislature passed landmark equal-pay legislation, making it the first state to ban the common practice of employers asking job applicants for their salary histories. Bill S.2119 189th, also known as “An Act to establish pay equity,” is being hailed as “the most robust equal pay law in the country,”* and requires employers to pay workers of different genders the same wages, including benefits and other compensation,…

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RPL Congratulates Client Molly Bernstein on Film Forum Opening of “An Art That Nature Makes”

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP congratulates client Molly Bernstein on the opening of her newest film, An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell, at Film Forum.  The film has earned the designation of New York Times Critics’ Pick and has received glowing reviews from numerous industry publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Indiewire, and Art News. Ms. Bernstein, a client of Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP, offers viewers a stunning portrait…

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RPL Partner Nicole S. Page on Life Rights in Realscreen Online

Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Parner Nicole S. Page shares important insights on when and why life rights agreements should be obtained when depicting a real-life subject in “Life Rights — It’s Complicated.” To read the article on Realscreen.com, click here. “In order to obtain access to and cooperation from subjects as well as to avoid lawsuits alleging defamation, misappropriation of likeness, infliction of emotional distress or other claims, it is sometimes necessary to secure…

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RPL Partner Larry Brocchini Provides Overview of Landmark Federal Trade Secrets Act

Recently, Congress enacted, and President Obama signed, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”), the first comprehensive federal trade secrets legislation.  This landmark legislation provides a federal civil remedy for the misappropriation of trade secrets, thereby allowing trade secret owners to protect their innovations and seek redress in federal court—as owners of copyrights, patents and trademarks have already been able to—when violations of their rights occur. Unlike other types…

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