July 24, 2020

Parties typically expect that a settlement does not become enforceable until there is ink to paper on a formal written settlement agreement. But as a recent case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York reminds us, settlements can be reached by e...

July 20, 2020

New technologies, generally speaking, do not respect old boundaries. That can create great opportunities, but it can also raise unexpected challenges. The internet has global reach and provides on-demand access to a world of content that, a few decades ago, would have...

May 18, 2020

Recently two New York courts addressed intellectual property issues in conflict with video game realism and reached the same conclusion in two different contexts—copyright (tattoos on virtual basketball players) and trademark (trademark and trade dress issues around vi...

April 22, 2020

In his NYLJ Settlement and Compromise column, Thomas E.L. Dewey discusses a recent EDNY case that provides an interesting example of a party seeking a court’s assistance to set aside a settlement agreement based on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b).

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March 23, 2020

For better or worse, anonymity has long been a fundamental feature of Internet communication, particularly in large-scale Internet communities and on websites that permit public comments. The ability to provide unvarnished opinions in an open forum without fear of repr...

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Parties typically expect that a settlement does not become enforceable until there is ink to paper on a formal written settlement agreement. But as a...

New York Law Journal “District Court Enforces Settlement Agreed to by Email Despite Absence of Formal Agreement” by Thomas E.L. Dewey

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