Tristan Foley

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This blog keeps you connected to timely developments and emerging issues in retail law and covers a wide range of topics related to the retail, restaurant and consumer industry. We invite you to learn more about Goulston & Storrs and our Retail, Restaurant & Consumer Group.

Supreme Court Says ‘Give Me a ©’ to the Fashion Industry

A recent U.S. Supreme Court copyright decision analyzing cheerleader uniforms may have a profound impact on retailers, and on the fashion industry in particular. On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court held in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. that original design elements that are separable from the...
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Retail Litigation Center: A National and Influential Force In Litigation

The Retail Litigation Center (RLC) is a trade organization attached to the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) that describes itself as “the only organization dedicated to advocating the retail industry's perspective in those judicial proceedings that are most important to the retail community.”  Launched by RILA in 2010, the RLC is a...
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Report: Internet Sales Taxes Hit Amazon, but Not to Brick and Mortar Benefit

A recent report indicates that new state taxes imposed on purchases from online retailer Amazon drove down purchases from Amazon by almost 10%. The report compared Amazon sales figures in 5 states which recently started collecting taxes from Amazon sales, to online sales before the implementation of taxes and...
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The Obligation to Preserve Footage from Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance cameras are everywhere these days, including the retail environment. Surveillance technology allows retailers to monitor their premises more thoroughly than ever , thereby enhancing security. At the same time, however, the increased security comes with legal obligations that are still evolving and may vary depending on the jurisdiction....
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Naughty or Nice? Criminal Background Checks for Seasonal Employees at the Top of the List

The recent story of a Mall Santa accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old coworker at the Hanover Mall in Massachusetts highlights the potential pitfalls of hiring for the holiday season. In this case, the seasonal employee was subjected to a criminal background check and had no criminal record. That said,...
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