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The Client Strikes Back: Defamation Cases in California and Virginia Illustrate Dangers of Suing Over Critical Internet Reviews

Two recent defamation cases highlight the risks involved in suing former customers or clients for defamation based on the posting of negative online reviews on Internet review websites such as AngiesList.com and Yelp.com. Not only does a defamation claim run the risk of igniting free speech concerns in the context, but filing a weak claim could expose a company to liability in states that have strong anti-SLAPP statutes.

Introducing Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Welcome to Fashion Counsel, a new online destination offering legal news, analysis and event information for the fashion industry hosted by Anthony Lupo, partner and leader of the firm’s Fashion, Luxury Goods & Retail practice. Fashion Counsel provides written articles and alerts applicable to the fashion industry, as well as a monthly video podcast series.

Lululemon Settles Patent Infringement Suit with Calvin Klein

Lululemon athletica canada inc. (lululemon) and Calvin Klein, Inc. (Calvin Klein) have agreed to settle their patent infringement lawsuit involving the design of yoga pants.

Lululemon Enters Warrior Pose: Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Calvin Klein Over Yoga Pant Design

On August 13, 2012, lululemon athletica canada inc. (“lululemon”) filed an action before the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Calvin Klein, Inc. (“Calvin Klein”) and G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (“G-III”) for direct and indirect willful infringement of lululemon’s design patents for certain yoga pants.