Month: September 2016

Large Building Owners Must Publicly Disclose Energy Usage

September 9, 2016

A new California law will soon require owners of commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet to calculate the energy consumption and energy efficiency of their buildings every year. The annual calculations, and other building information, must then be delivered to the State of California, which will publish the building-specific data on a publicly-viewable website. The…

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U.S. Supreme Court Decisions May Mean Larger Recoveries in Patent and Copyright Cases

September 1, 2016

In two recent decisions, the United States Supreme Court loosened the standards applicable to successful litigants’ efforts to obtain enhanced damages and attorney’s fees awards from the losing party, and gave trial judges more discretion to give bigger awards to prevailing parties. In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., decided on June 13, 2016,…

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