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FEATURED ARTICLES

What Does Delaware’s Wal-Mart Decision Mean for the Attorney-Client Privilege an
The Delaware Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW, No. 614, 2014 Del.... Read More >
Can Government Employers Still Encourage Employees to Support the United Way?
We now know that Act 10 has been upheld against all legal challenges. However, during the legal challenges, confusion developed concerning a... Read More >
Sexual assaut college campus
Students on both public and private college campuses must get “affirmative consent” before engaging in sexual activity, according to a... Read More >
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision holding that a private equity firm had misappropriated... Read More >
what's the right size of a corporate board
According to a new study by GMI Ratings, bigger isn’t always better in the boardroom. In research for the Wall Street Journal,... Read More >
Grow Your Email List for Free in 5 Simple Steps
Lots of law firms struggle with compiling and maintaining a robust email marketing list, and they really struggle with how to keep adding... Read More >
Unitisation – The Oil and Gas Industry’s Solution to One of Geology’s Many Conun
Geology, and nature in general, are never perfect. Given the migratory nature of oil and gas, a hydrocarbon reservoir will often straddle two or more... Read More >
A Recap of Part II of the Webinar, “Medicaid: Getting Paid and Keeping It”
On Wednesday, August 27, the McBrayer Health Care Group co-hosted Part II of a webinar entitled, “Medicaid: Getting Paid and Keeping It.... Read More >
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At the invitation of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the FCC recently filed a letter... Read More >
Money in your House
We previously posted about ACE Securities Corp. v. DB Structured Products, Inc., 977... Read More >
Federal Court in District of Columbia Dismisses Whistleblower Claims of Former F
On August 25, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a claim brought by a... Read More >
NLRB “Likes” Employees’ Facebook Argument
The NLRB recently ruled that “liking” a Facebook comment is protected, concerted... Read More >
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
The D.C. Circuit concluded that sovereign immunity prevents FERC and NERC from imposing monetary... Read More >

Federal Court News

Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

Another withdrawal from the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program has occurred.  Sharp Healthcare ACO, an affiliate of the Sharp integrated delivery system in San Diego,...

Rebecca Kirk Fair, Managing Partner, Analysis Group

High-profile or highly profitable firms are no longer the sole targets of post-merger divestitures by antitrust enforcers. Today, firms that have little or no revenues, including some that operate in emergent industries with...

Monkey Sticking Out His Tongue

Continuing our primate theme, we thought this would be as good a time as any to remind our readers as to the important distinction between copyrighted artistic works, and use of elements from those works as ...

Sarika Singh, Ph.D. intellectual property law attorney McDermot Will Law Firm

Addressing whether a prior litigation between the parties resolving claims of unfair competition bars subsequent suit over similar conduct occurring after settlement of the earlier litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit...

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Company Favored Mexican Workers Over American Workers and Engaged in Race Discrimination, Federal Agency Charges

ATLANTA - J&R Baker Farms LLC and J&R Baker...

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Addison Eatery Forced Waitress Out Because She Was 'Beginning to Show,' Federal Agency Charges

DALLAS - Arthur's Restaurant and Bar, located in...

State Court News

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The Kentucky Supreme Court has held that continued employment alone is not valid consideration for non-compete agreements.  In ...

Texas Trade Secret  Roundup

Comparing and contrasting Texas trade secret law to jurisprudence relating to patent infringement damages, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas held that post-verdict royalty fees may be appropriate for an...

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The Delaware Court of Chancery recently held that certain stockholders who launched appraisal proceedings challenging a merger lacked standing to obtain reimbursement of attorneys’ fees...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

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On August 26, 2014 the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a letter dated August 22, 2014 (Letter) addressed to the FCA Practitioner Panel. The Panel is a statutory body representing the...

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The German Federal Ministry of the Interior recently published its revamped proposal for an “IT Security” Law. A similar proposal had already been adopted by the previous German Government in March last year (see...

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The recent decision by the High Court of England and Wales (Chancery Division) in Richmond Pharmacology Limited (Company) v. Chester Overseas Limited, et al. underscores the...