Religious Institutions Update: June 2019 - Lex Est Sancti...
Key Cases - Covert Surveillance Due to Religious Identity is Actionable - Government surveillance of individuals due to their religious identity is actionabl...
Critical Considerations for Compliance with the FCRA
These days, companies conducting background checks on job applicants have a lot to think about. Most companies are aware of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FC...
Web Exclusive: May 2019: The Top 17 Labor And Employment ...
It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprec...
A Fish Out Of Water? A Futures Clearing Firm In A FINRA A...
I have previously written about issues uniquely affecting individuals who are dually registered as securities representatives (Series 7) and commodities asso...
SEC Adopts Rules and Interpretations Regarding Duties of ...
On June 5, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted several new rules and interpretations designed to protect retail investors in their rel...
Joint statement Colombia – Peru on anticorruption
On the occasion of the visit of President Iván Duque to Peru, a joint declaration was issued with his counterpart Martín Vizcarra Cornejo in which they state...
UK To Adopt Amendments to Brexit Legislation
HM Treasury has laid before Parliament a draft of the Financial Services (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019. The draft Regulation...
FCA to Introduce Reforms to UK Overdraft Market
On 7 June 2019, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) confirmed that it is introducing reforms in relation to the overdraft market, set out in its policy s...
Dot Your I’s and Cross Your T’s: Running a Successful Glo...
The rules for sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions vary dramatically by country, and sometimes by province or local jurisdiction. A promotion that is ...
Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Breaking News...
The wait is over. Earlier today, June 18, 2019 (and earlier than the July 1, 2019 due date), the Department of Family and Medical Leave (the Department) issu...
Ten Things To Know About North Carolina's Data Protection...
As Congress continues to wrestle with federal privacy legislation, the states have been lining up alternative proposals. North Carolina has introduced its ow...
PC Food Litigation Index: May 2019
There were seventeen new cases filed in May, putting total filings for the year at seventy-two. By this time last year, plaintiffs had filed sixty-nine food ...
New York District Attorneys’ Op-Ed Piece Calls for “New Y...
As the end of the legislative session in New York approaches tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19, Cy Vance, the Manhattan District Attorney, and David Soares, the A...
New York District Court Rules That Chapter 15 Recognition...
U.S. courts have a long-standing tradition of recognizing or enforcing the laws and court rulings of other nations as an exercise of international "comity." ...
CARU Takes Action Against Two Mobile Apps
Two mobile apps directed at children were recently subject to action by the Children’s Advertising Review Unit. The first, “My Talking Tom,” is a virtual pet...
UK financial services regulators lay down a marker on mon...
In a report published on 10 June, the Financial Conduct Authority has set out its assessment of the money laundering risks and vulnerabilities in the capital...
CREFC June 2019
The annual June CREFC conference at the Marriott Marquis in New York City was slightly less well attended than Miami (well, no duh!), but low conference atte...
Coffee Products Exempted From Proposition 65
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) approved a new regulation exempting coffee from Proposition 65 warnings earlier this mo...
Oregon’s Workplace Fairness Act Means Major Changes for O...
Oregon’s Legislature just enacted the most significant legislation for Oregon employers in years. The new Workplace Fairness Act has been hailed as a #MeToo ...
Cannabis Group Weekly Alert - June 2019 #3
In this week's edition: - Oregon Legislative Assembly passes bill allowing interstate transfers of cannabis, subject to certain limitations, in the event of ...
Recent Developments in the Battle of Independent Contract...
We’ve posted on this topic several times before but the battle between independent contractors and employees continues. Here’s a brief refresher on the basic...
Tribune District Court Rules That LBO Payments May Not Be...
In In re Tribune Co. Fraudulent Conveyance Litig., 2019 WL 1771786 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 23, 2019), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York de...
Court Rules No Scienter Required
Both Corporations Code Section 25401 and Rule 10b-5 concern securities fraud. Section 25401, however, was modeled on Section 12(2) (now 12(a)(2)) of the Secu...
The Impact of SEC Staff Guidance on Shareholder Proposals...
In November 2017, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance (Staff) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued guidance concerning compani...
California State Court Yields To FMCSA’s Preemption Deter...
Seyfarth Synopsis: Following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s determination in December 2018 that federal law preempts California’s meal and...
Departments Publish Final Regulations Expanding the Avail...
On June 13, 2019, the Department of Labor, together with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of the Treasury (collectively, the “D...
Litigator's Toolkit: Know the Law, Know the Rules, Know y...
We all know that understanding the law is a first step to good lawyering. But understanding what the particular judge assigned to your case likes and dislike...
From the Top in Brief: Nonjudicial Foreclosure Not Regula...
On March 20, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP, 17-1307, 2019 WL 1264579 (U.S. Mar. 20, 2019), that nonjud...
Delaware Supreme Court Finds Viable Caremark Claim
In Marchand v. Barnhill et al the Delaware Supreme Court overturned the Court of Chancery’s decision to dismiss a complaint asserting a Caremark cause of act...
Compliance: Setting up a Preventative Maintenance Complia...
Prioritizing compliance with federal and state law may be the last item on your never ending to-do list. Most days, you have bigger fish to fry - you want to...
The Competition over Revising and Enforcing Noncompete Ag...
The Nevada Legislature and Nevada Supreme Court have not always seen eye-to-eye in the interpretation of noncompetition covenants. Historically, the two bodi...
Variable Capital Company – Review of new corporate entity...
Singapore intends to launch a new corporate structure in 2019 in a bid to attract more investment funds and foreign private capital to Singapore and encourag...
Department of Family and Medical Leave Releases Final PFM...
Seyfarth Synopsis: Earlier yesterday, the Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) issued its final regulations for the Massachusetts Paid Family and Me...
The Life Sciences Report - Summer 2019
Navigating the U.S. Healthcare Regulatory Landscape for Wearable Devices - Complex Environment Includes Key Federal Agencies FDA, FTC, OCR, CPSC, CMS, and OI...
Tennessee Adopts New Personal Jurisdiction Standard for I...
Courts across jurisdictions have grappled for years with reconciling the personal jurisdiction “minimum contacts” test with the fact that “the [I]nternet ope...
Higher Education Institutions under Increased Scrutiny fo...
The U.S. Department of Education (the Department) in recent months has undertaken increased scrutiny of postsecondary institutions’ contracts with, and gifts...
Maternity Leave and Gender Discrimination: Recent Settlem...
JPMorgan recently reached a settlement agreement to pay $5 million to a class of male employees who alleged they were discriminated against based on their ge...
Hillsborough County Voters Pass Transportation Surtax – A...
In November 2018, more than 57 percent of Hillsborough County voters approved the imposition of a 1 percent sales tax designed to improve the county’s transp...
Supreme Court Shields Trademark License From Licensor’s R...
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, 139 S. Ct. 1652 (2019) that a trademark licensor’s rejection o...
SEC Seeks Public Comment to Improve Exempt Offering Process
On June 18, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a concept release requesting public comment on ways to simplify, harmonize and im...
The Electronic Communications Code 2017: some recent cases
This year we have seen a flurry of cases on the Electronic Communications Code 2017 (the Code). This alert looks at two of those cases and some of the intere...
SEC Adopts Regulation Best Interest
New rule includes a heightened standard for broker-dealers, new required disclosures for investment advisers and broker-dealers and other guidance - On June ...
In Brief: On Remand, Momentive Bankruptcy Court Rules Tha...
In Momentive Performance Materials Inc. v. BOKF, NA (In re MPM Silicones, L.L.C.), 874 F.3d 787 (2d Cir. 2017), cert. denied, 138 S. Ct. 2653 (2018), the U.S...
The Cult of Personality? Decline in OSHA Inspectors under...
Every presidential administration has its priorities, and President Trump’s is no different. President Trump has put his stamp on the Occupational Safety and...
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