A Strategic Look at Champerty and Third-Party Litigation ...
Third-party litigation financing is a topic of increasing interest. The practice has become more common, and federal courts as well as the U.S. Patent Trial ...
Nick Sandmann Will End Up On The Supreme Court — See Also
THE KAVANAUGH SIMILARITIES ARE STRIKING : That smug look will make him a darling of the right. BIGLAW ASSOCIATE BATTLES ALS : The story of Brian Wallach. WIL...
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Pa.L.C.B. Announces Eighth Restaurant Liquor License Auction
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (Pa.L.C.B.) has announced the eighth restaurant liquor license auction, which is permitted under Act 39 of 2016. These ...
When Must an Employer Amend an Approved L-1 Visa Petition?
The L-1 visa regulations mandate to employers that they must file an amended L-1 visa petition: to reflect changes in approved relationships; additional qual...
The Driverless Future Isn't Disrupting Industries and Job...
John Stuart Mill once said that “[e]very great movement must experience three stages: Ridicule, discussion, adoption”. What matters to modern industry stakeh...
How to Get Help with Your Robert’s Rules Questions
So, you have questions about Robert’s Rules or parliamentary procedure. Well, the solution for every one of those queries is... ask a parliamentarian.... By:...
OSHA Enforcement: Hastings, Nebraska, Beef Processing Pla...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued a January 18th news release noting it cited Noah’s Ark Processors LLC (“Noah’s”) for allege...
OFCCP Seeks Applicants for “Ombudsman” Position
Quick Hit: OFCCP has requested applications for its newly created “Ombudsman” position. The opening follows the issuance of Directive 2018-09 (the “Directive...
The Best At This Law School Keeps Getting Better
The LSAT scores at this law school are on the rise.
The Employer’s Essential Guide To This Year’s Super Bowl
The matchup is now set: the Los Angeles Rams will be playing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, and no doubt your employees are very much aware of ...
Arizona 1115 Medicaid Waiver Update
In 2014, Arizona expanded Medicaid to the new adult group. Following the expansion, Arizona submitted, and CMS approved, an 1115 waiver extension to create t...
Third Circuit Affirms Six-Figure Award Against Employees ...
A recent Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision serves as an important reminder for “prevailing parties,” even employers in wage and hour matters, to seek c...
Saints fans file suits over bad call in game against Rams...
SEC Brings Enforcement Action over Disclosure of Non-GAAP...
Failure to present GAAP financial measures “with equal or greater prominence” to non-GAAP measures results in cease-and-desist order and civil fine - The SEC...
OSHA Civil Penalties Going Up Again – Adopts 2019 Maximums
Seyfarth Synopsis: The DOL has published its 2019 OSHA civil penalties. We had blogged previously about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2018 adjustments...
Court Broadens Scope of Prevailing Wage Law for Special D...
A California appellate court recently continued the trend of legislative and judicial expansion of the prevailing wage law’s scope in Kaanaana v. Barrett Bus...
Introverted Lawyers Need Their Voices To Be Heard
Introverts have the ability to change the legal profession for the better.
SEC Adopts Final Rules For Disclosure Of Hedging Policies
On December 18, 2018, the SEC approved a final rule requiring companies to disclose in proxy or information statements for the election of directors any prac...
Cigars and Wine go Together Like…
In another noteworthy opinion on relatedness of goods, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), on remand from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Cir...
Competition Newsletter January 2019
The General Court of the European Union partially annuls the Commission’s decision condemning Servier for anti-generic practices - On December 12, 2018, the ...
The Supreme Court - January 22, 2019
The Supreme Court of the United States issued the following decision this morning: Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., No. 17-1229: Ev...
OSHA Issues Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Respirab...
On January 22, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to provide guidance to general indu...
Number Of ADA Title III Lawsuits Filed in 2018 Tops 10,000
The number of ADA Title III lawsuits filed in federal court in 2018 hit a record high of 10,163 – up 34% from 2017 when the number was a mere 7,663.... By: S...
alt.legal: We Keep Waiting On The World To Change
Some key personnel moves.
California Appellate Court Holds Arbitration Agreement an...
The California Court of Appeals became the latest court to determine that a common arbitration agreement related to the EquityComp workers’ compensation insu...
Best in Law: #MeToo Focus of New California Employment La...
As #MeToo spread across social media channels in late 2017, bringing to light workplace cultures of abuse and pervasive issues of sexual harassment and assau...
U.S. Supreme Court Says Federal Arbitration Act Does Not ...
In a series of decisions over recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld the use of mandatory arbitration agreements in employment disputes o...
Certain Information Statements for ISOs and ESPPs Due by ...
As reported in Part 4 of our 2018 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List, Section 6039 of the Code requires employers to provide a written information stateme...
Environmental Defense Fund/Tyson Foods, Inc.: Sustainable...
The Environmental Defense Fund (“EDF”) announced in a January 15th news release that it had entered into a partnership with Tyson Foods, Inc. (“Tyson”) to: ....
$15 Minimum Wage May Soon Be Reality For New Jersey Emplo...
New Jersey is likely to follow California, Massachusetts, and New York in gradually raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour. Senate President Steve Sweeney a...
2018 Technology and Life Sciences IPO Report
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s 2018 Technology and Life Sciences IPO Report presents data related to the pricing of 93 IPOs completed by U.S.-based techn...
Morgan Stanley Forex Guys Have Bad Opinions On Pumping Br...
Even binding arbitration might be getting short Morgan Stanley this week.
Initiative to reform the Petroleos Mexicanos Law
As a result of the 2013 constitutional reform, Petróleos Mexicanos ("PEMEX") was transformed into a productive state-owned enterprise directed by a General D...
Florida Supreme Court Allows Attorney’s Fees in Foreclosu...
Recently, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion allowing a borrower to seek attorney’s fees after the mortgage servicer voluntarily dismissed its appea...
Ethics and Compliance Trends: Humans and Automation, Inte...
For me, the year-end retrospectives have become a rite of passage. While there has been modest changes and trends in the enforcement arena, I am amazed each ...
Skadden's 2019 Insights: Compliance Investigations in Chi...
The ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China have caused some U.S. companies to become increasingly concerned that the Chinese authorities may subje...
Increasing Energy Access through Off-Grid Solutions
One billion people around the world currently live without access to electricity, and many more do not have a reliable energy source. Until recently, energy ...
Regulatory Developments and Annual Compliance Obligations...
Over the course of the last year, there have been a number of regulatory developments affecting private funds and their investment advisers that private equi...
Trade & Manufacturing - January 2019
Section 301 Update: USTR Grants Exclusion Requests Covering More Than 950 Products - As we previously reported, in July 2018, the United States Trade Represe...
ADEA Waivers Must Be Written in Plain Language to Be Enfo...
Q. I’m the HR Director of a large company that is planning a reduction in force in one of our divisions. We intend to offer early retirement incentives to so...
Law School With Universally Happy Graduates
But why are so many of these former students so happy?
Ninth Circuit Asks California Supreme Court to Decide Que...
Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Mendoza v. Fonseca McElroy Grinding Co., Inc., et al., No. 17-15221 (January 15, 2019), request...
New Jersey’s Equal Pay Act is Not Retroactive, For Now
In a rare victory for New Jersey employers, on January 14, 2019, U.S. District Judge William Martini of the District of New Jersey ruled that the Diane B. Al...
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