11.13.2023Genova Burns LLC Named a 2024 "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News & World Report & Best LawyersGenova Burns LLC has been named a 2024 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
The Firm was recognized among 2024 Tier One Metropolitan New Jersey law firms in five Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor & Employment. The Firm was also recognized among 2024 Tier Two New Jersey firm Real Estate Law.
06.20.2022Genova Burns Secures Victory for Client - District Court in Connecticut Compels Arbitration in Lawsuit Against Solar CompanyIn a recent decision in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, Genova Burns LLC secured a victory for client Venture Home Solar, LLC (Venture Home). Three plaintiffs in the case sued alleging violations of Connecticut’s consumer protection laws in connection with Venture Home’s installation of solar panel systems in residential homes. Two of the plaintiffs contracted with different companies, Sunnova Energy Corporation (Sunnova) and Sun Power Capital LLC (Sun Power) for their solar panels, but their contracts provided that Venture Home would be the “Subcontractor/Installer” or “Dealer/Installer” of their solar panel systems. The Sunnova and Sun Power contracts contained provisions requiring that the plaintiffs arbitrate their disputes on an individual basis. Trying to avoid arbitration, the plaintiffs sued Venture Home in Court.
06.29.2021The Supreme Court Says, “The NCAA is not above the law.” Will College Athletes Get Paid To Play?In a long awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week in National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston et al., that the NCAA violated the antitrust laws in limiting the education-related benefits colleges and universities can offer student athletes. The case involved a broader challenge by current and former NCAA Division I student athletes, to rules on student-athlete pay imposed by the NCAA.
06.07.2021Supreme Court Narrows Liability Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse ActLate last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that narrows the scope of a statute used by the Government and private parties against individuals who access computer systems without authorization. The decision in Van Buren v. United States resolved a split among lower courts limiting both civil and criminal liability under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a statute that prohibits individuals from “intentionally access[ing] a computer without authorization or exceed[ing] authorized access, and thereby obtain[ing]…information from any protected computer.”
04.23.2020Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Scope of Computer Fraud and Abuse ActAlthough this case involves a criminal prosecution, the decision will implicate the ability of companies to bring civil cases in federal court against employees and former employees that improperly access company data for improper purposes. The CFAA has been an important tool for companies to enforce the confidentiality of data in their computer systems and has become increasingly important as more and more confidential data is electronic.