September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016

September 26, 2016

FEATURED ARTICLES

whitescreen computer, ransomware, FTC
Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) kicked off its fall technology series with a workshop on the growing threat of ransomware.... Read More >
car assembly, lemon laws, defective cars
Lemon laws have existed for several decades to protect consumers from permanently defected vehicles. Though they may vary state to state, lemon laws... Read More >
flooded road
The East Baton Rouge City-Parish government has launched the Private Property Debris Removal program, authorizing debris removal teams to collect... Read More >
Philadelphia soda tax
The American Beverage Association (ABA) is spearheading a lawsuit challenging Philadelphia’s soda tax which is slated to take effect on January... Read More >
Capitol, CR
The text of the Fiscal Year  2017 continuing resolution (CR) was released by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on September 22. The... Read More >
seedlings, GMO
On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law a bill that creates a federal labeling standard for foods containing genetically modified organism... Read More >
highway truck
The Department of Transportation recently announced a proposal to add speed limiting devices to commercial trucks in an effort to improve highway... Read More >
pills, pharma companies, generic drugs, EU
On 8 September 2016, the General Court of the EU (GCEU) handed down five judgments upholding a decision by the Commission of 19 June 2013 imposing... Read More >
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EEOC
In EEOC v. Orion Energy Systems, Inc.,  the Eastern District of Wisconsin rejected the EEOC’s... Read More >
group of workers, NLRB, rigth to unionize, unlawful rules
In its March 2015 guidance, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made it clear that it intends... Read More >
man with idea, false advertising
The proliferation of e-commerce websites along with the rise of social media, blogging, and online... Read More >
gavel, judge, federal circuit
On Monday September 26, the Federal Circuit en banc denied review of a petition for rehearing in an... Read More >
paperwork, eeoc reporting
As reported today in Politico, the EEOC’s final regulations revising the EEO-1 report will be... Read More >

Federal Court News

batteries, lithium batteries liability

They are everywhere: in your pocket, in your car, in your hands, in your lap and even “in your face.” Lithium-ion batteries are in nearly every product that has become a staple of modern life, such as smartphones, tablets/...

gas can, eight circuit, antitrust claims

Before plaintiffs could light the pilot on antitrust claims against two propane tank distributors, a split Eighth Circuit panel cut the gas. In doing so, the majority espoused a narrow view of the applicability of the...

Mining Hardhat

Following 10 incidents of roof collapses in July and August, the Mine Safety and Health Agency has issued a safety...

sprain, personal injury, recreational injuries, workers comp

When evaluating Workers’ Comp claims, the New Jersey courts closely evaluate the location, circumstances, and nature of work events that lead to an injury. There is a distinct difference in the approach to mandatory work...

bagged groceries, FDA, definition of Healthy

FDA requests comments on “healthy” definition and issues guidance regarding the use of the term “healthy” in the labeling of human food products.

  • FDA regulations prescribe ...

State Court News

energy tower, new york

Last week’s article discussed New York’s Zero-Emissions Credit (ZEC) for nuclear power. The ZEC is one component of New York’s Clean Energy Standard (CES). The other major component of the CES is the...

We talked in our last piece about the parties to a lease, and the nuances of that requirement.  Today, as promised in our...

gavel on money, new jersey fee recovery

In the United States, the general rule about legal fees is that each party to a lawsuit pays his or her own fees. However, like any rule, there are exceptions. In the event a contract specifically provides for the payment of...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

businessman with money bag, UK salary limits

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) recently published its Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment Policy – UK  and backed it up with a letter to the chairs of the FTSE350.  Looking at the section on...

dollar sign

The use of unitranche financing creates opportunities for lenders and value for borrowers.  There are some risks that lenders must understand in these structures.

With the volume and competition of...

UK, Redundancy, Payments

Protecting your enhanced severance scheme

Some employers pay only the statutory minimum entitlement on a redundancy dismissal, but others recognise that redundancy is a no-fault...