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Podcast: Letter from Europe - Cheeky Monkey: Wikipedia claims copyright comes down to the press of a button
Author: Paul A. Harris
Paul Harris is an Intellectual Property Litigation Partner in Pillsbury’s London office with over 25 years of experience in intellectual property cases. Twice each month in his Letter from Europe podcast, Mr. Harris shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and Intellectual Property in particular. A transcript of the podcast is available for download on this page.
FCC Enforcement Monitor
Authors: Scott R. Flick, Carly A. Deckelboim
- Nonexistent Studio Staff and Missing Public Inspection File Lead to $20,000 Fine
- Failure to Route 911 Calls Properly Results in $100,000 Fine
- Admonishment for Display of Commercial Web Address During Children’s Programming
Corrective Action Catch 22: Court of Federal Claims Holds Agency Action Must Be Rational Even If GAO Protest Decision Was Not.
Authors: C. Joël Van Over, Alexander B. Ginsberg
The United States Court of Federal Claims’ July 15, 2014 decision in RUSH Construction, Inc. v. United States, reflects the unusual circumstance in which the court effectively sat in appellate review of an earlier bid protest decision by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers followed GAO’s recommendation in that decision. The court ultimately overruled GAO when it found that it was arbitrary and capricious for the agency to follow GAO’s irrational recommendation. In so doing, the court cited numerous flaws in GAO’s reasoning and its reliance on inapposite case law. The RUSH decision, authored by the Court of Federal Claims’ new chief judge, may foretell greater judicial scrutiny of agency corrective action and a shift at the court away from deference to GAO’s bid protest recommendations.