Before the current crisis, telemedicine technology was already becoming a litigation target for a variety of reasons, primarily due to the growth of the wearables market. DOAR will explore the wearable market in a follow-up article, but we wanted to quickly highlight the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the litigation outlook for telemedicine technology. Both the usage and need for telemedicine solutions have seen immediate and explosive growth. From your pediatrician conducting video visits to global monitoring of epidemiological data, current solutions are being pushed to their limits,...Read Full Article >
The Third Circuit sent Uber Black Drivers on a nice trip back to district court yesterday when the court resuscitated the drivers’ claims that Uber misclassified them as independent contractors instead of employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania law. The appellate court reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the transportation behemoth and remanded the case to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for resolution of various disputed issues of material fact. The Third Circuit undertook a searching review of the record, noting...Read Full Article >
The New York City Commission on Human Rights inked a settlement with Prada this month that will have the company investing significant human capital and resources in programs directed at diversity and inclusion. Is this settlement, which addresses the impact of racially tone-deaf expression, just the beginning of a new trend?
Over a year after Prada marketed its “Pradamalia” campaign—featuring a figurine of a monkey that resembled blackface—the company entered into an agreement obligating it to take key measures to combat racism within not only its ranks but also...Read Full Article >
Coming at a crucial time in the 5G rollout, the impact of the COVID-19/Wuhan Coronavirus on the electronics supply chain is real, expected to affect shipment targets and revenue. Both Qualcomm and MediaTek have raised concerns about their 5G SoC shipment targets, with MediaTek predicting a potential 15% drop in global 5G phone-related shipments. In addition to the very real effect on factory operation, the inability to travel and hold scheduled in-person meetings is going to further dampen the launch of 5G. The most public example of that being...Read Full Article >