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McCandless Looks at Advantages and Risks of Letters of Intent

When–and why–should a party consider signing a letter of intent? Shook Partner Scott McCandless looks at the advantages and potential risks in “A Look Inside the Finer Points of Letters of Intent,” in Ingram’s, July 2017. 

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Heinz and Halbur Analyze Proposed California Bill Requiring Disclosure of Ingredients in Cleaning Products

Shook Partner Lindsey Heinz and Associate Bridget Halbur analyze a newly proposed California consumer product disclosure bill in “Cleaning Product Right to Know Act Appears to be Moving Forward,” in the Daily Journal, July 17, 2017. California’s Senate Bill 258 would if passed impose new labeling and disclosure requirements on manufacturers of cleaning products sold in the state, and also require employers to disclose information about products to employees who use them.

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Blum, Lyons and Wajert Explain Why Corporations Should Review State Business Registrations

Shook Partners Joseph Blum, Sean Wajert and Of Counsel John Lyons explain why corporations should diligently review their existing state business registrations to minimize any risk of being subject to long-arm jurisdiction in “Corporations: Are You Voluntarily Consenting to General Jurisdiction in Pennsylvania?,” Westlaw Journal: Corporate Officers & Directors Liability‚Äč, July 10, 2017. 

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Cruz-Alvarez and Canfield Examine Recent Ruling on Website Access for Visually Impaired

Food and beverage companies offering retail sales on the web are facing a wave of lawsuits filed by visually impaired plaintiffs alleging that the companies’ failure to design websites that work with adaptive screen-reading software violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. Shook Partner Frank Cruz-Alvarez and Associate Rachel Canfield examine a recent ruling in the Southern District of Florida for The Washington Legal Foundation Legal Pulse.

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PTAB Rejects IPR Challenge to Website Security Patent Claims

Shook attorneys Jesse Camacho, Amy Foust, Elena McFarland and Mary Jane Peal won an inter partes review when the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board rejected challenges to claims in a Shook client's asserted patent for a process that can block fraudulent users from access to websites.