What Are Reasonable Attorneys’ Fees?

December 10, 2010
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Today's story in the Boston Globe provides a glimpse into the kinds of disputes that that can arise when a law firm's client believes its legal fees are too high. The story covers an arbitrator's finding that one of Boston's premier law firms overcharged a client by more than $540,000. The arbitrator reportedly faulted t...
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Noncompete Updates

December 1, 2010
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Russell Beck, the lead drafter and advisor on the Massachusetts noncompete bill, will be participating in two up-coming discussions: (1) a Q&A on the noncompete bill and (2) a keynote panel on noncompete law more generally. The first will be at the Boston Bar Association on Thursday, December 2, at 12:00. The topic...
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Video Games Law Before Supreme Court

November 2, 2010
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June 27, 2011, update: The Supreme Court rejects California's law banning the sale of violent video games to children. A copy of the Court's decision can be found here. The following is a previously-published summary of the arguments that were made by each side of Schwarzenegger v. EMA: On November 2, 2010, the Supreme...
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Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Video Game Statute

November 2, 2010
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On November 2, 2010, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the matter of Schwarzenegger v. EMA. This case is about a California law that bans the sale of certain violent video games to minors. This is an historic moment for video games – as this is the first time the Supreme Court has considered a statute directed to...
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Video Games and the High Court: Summary of EMA’s Arguments in Supreme Court Case Schwarzenegger v. EMA

November 1, 2010
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On November 2, 2010, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the matter of Schwarzenegger v. EMA. This case is about a California law that bans the sale of certain violent video games to minors. This is an historic moment for video games – as this is the first time the Supreme Court has ruled on a statute directed to th...
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Video Games and the High Court: Summary of California’s Arguments in Supreme Court Case Schwarzenegger v. EMA

October 31, 2010
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On November 2, 2010, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the matter of Schwarzenegger v. EMA. This case is about a California law that bans the sale of certain violent video games to minors. In today’s installment, the State of California’s position is summarized. (As the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegg...
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Beck Profiled in BU Law IP Newsletter

October 27, 2010
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Russell Beck is profiled in the current edition of "B informed," Boston University School of Law's IP Newsletter. The article discusses Russell's career from Tufts University through Beck Reed Riden LLP and his course at BU. From the article: This spring, Beck left the large law firm and started his own boutique firm,...
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Massachusetts Legislature Amends Personnel Records Statute

October 25, 2010
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Unbeknownst to just about everyone, buried deep within the recently-enacted “Act Relative to Economic Development Reorganization” is language that significantly amends the Massachusetts Personnel Records Statute (Chapter 149, Section 52C), placing new administrative burdens on Massachusetts employers. Under the amendment...
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Starting Up A Video Game Company

October 19, 2010
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On Thursday, October 14, 2010, Stephen Riden joined a panel of speakers at PoweredUp Boston's 2010 Video Game Conference.  The "Life As A Startup -- Legal Do's & Don'ts" panel addressed a variety of issues affecting new and established video game companies, including formation issues, noncompete agreements, and prote...
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BRR on MCLE Panels

September 12, 2010
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Russell Beck is participating on the panel in the following two upcoming MCLE seminars:  Confidentiality Agreements: New England In-House Counsel Briefing September 29 Protecting Proprietary Information October 7 Click on the titles to sign up.  Over the next several months, Beck Reed Riden LLP attorneys will be pan...
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