Eroding Section 230 Immunity for Platforms

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By Matthew H. Wood 801-365-1023 [email protected] Bobby Chesney and Danielle Citron in an as yet unpublished article titled, “Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security” argue convincingly that liability for “deep fakes” should fall to content platforms (i.e., Web sites that present information—think YouTube, Google, Facebook, Craigslist, eBay, Twitter, and I Read More

Mediation: Anything You Say CANNOT Be Used Against You in Court

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] Business A claims that Business B breached a contract. A wonderful business relationship has soured, a lawsuit has erupted, and the parties are on the brink of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on litigation. Conscious of these costs, however, the two businesses agree to mediate. Sure enough, the Read More

At-Will Employment Guide: The Benefits and Pitfalls of the At-Will Employment System

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In an effort to provide employees greater job protection, legislatures and courts across the country have slowly enacted a number of exceptions and restrictions to the traditional at-will employment system used by most employers. The traditional conception of at-will employment holds that the employer/employee relationship between two parties can be terminated by either party, at Read More

Should You Register Your Trademark?

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If you’ve spent time and resources developing your brand (or if you plan to in the future), registering your trademark will help you protect those investments. Wondering if a trademark is right for you? Here are five basic pointers to guide your decision. Who Can and Should Register a Trademark? Only the individual, corporation, partnership, Read More

Utah’s Game-changing Non-compete Law

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Starting May 10, 2016, Utah non-compete agreements can only restrict employment for one year. Employers frequently use non-compete agreements to limit where and when employees can go to work for a competitor. Previously, those limits ranged from restricting employment with a handful of employers for a year or two, to any competitor in the United Read More