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National Flood Insurance Program
On February 12, 2019, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal... Read More >
Cryptocurrency trading
As investor fascination with cryptocurrencies exploded in 2017, promoters of new cryptocurrencies pursued increasingly audacious strategies to pitch... Read More >
NJFL law expansion
On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that amends and significantly expands New Jersey’s existing... Read More >
Solar Panel pipeline development
Introduction Photovoltaic solar projects have become a rather conventional asset class.  The technology is proven at scale, the revenue... Read More >
SCOTUS Litigation
The Supreme Court today held the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause applies to the states. A wide variety of groups from the... Read More >
Immigration Processing Times
Immigration case processing times have dramatically increased in the last few years, impacting U.S. businesses and immigrant families, often causing... Read More >
Drones in Agriculture
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allows businesses and individuals, including those who operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for... Read More >
State Taxes on Digital Products
In a previous post, we discussed how Illinois taxes software. In a General Information Letter published in 2017, Illinois addressed how its... Read More >
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trade war, china, tariffs, Trump
Many U.S. companies continue to struggle under the burden of President Trump’s tariffs on imports... Read More >
opioid crisis, epidemic, public health emergency, addiction, overdose
Last month, we highlighted a few of the changes CMS proposes in Parts I and II of the Advance... Read More >
Drone Testing
This week, NASA selected the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems in Las Vegas and the Lone Star... Read More >
Standard form building contract
Standard form building contracts play an important role in many construction and engineering... Read More >
immigration, US Citizenship Immigration Services USCIS, Revised Form I-539, nonimmigrant status
On Feb. 11, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will... Read More >

Federal Court News

Constitution, Eighth Amendment, incorporated against the States, Fourteenth Amendment,

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Timbs v. Indiana that the prohibition on excessive fines in the Eighth Amendment of the U.S...

Equal Pay

The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (NJEPA) does not apply retroactively to conduct occurring before to its effective date, July 1, 2018, a federal district court has ruled. Perrotto v. Morgan Advanced Materials, 2:18-cv-...

MTCA petition denied

Earlier this month, a federal district court issued a decision allocating...

non-signatory party

SBS is a staffing company that provides personnel to various retail services, such as SPAR. SBS engaged Paradise Hogan (“Hogan”) and assigned Hogan to SPAR. Hogan and SBS entered into an Independent Contractor Master Agreement...

inflatable rate Wisconsin

Most business owners would shudder at the thought of rats being on their premises, but one rat is particularly unwelcome to employers – “Scabby the Rat.”  This red-eyed, rather vicious looking rat-shaped balloon (sometimes as...

Police Officer Car

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently concluded that all officers of a private security and traffic control company were “employees,” rather than independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The...

State Court News

litigation, Daubert, NJ Supreme Court, landmark decision, scientific evidence

Although it stopped short of declaring New Jersey a “Daubert jurisdiction,” the New Jersey Supreme Court recently issued a landmark decision reinforcing the “rigorous” nature of the “gatekeeping role” that trial courts...

union dues, arbitration, bargaining unit, grievance award

On February 13, 2019, a Grievance Arbitrator issued an arbitration award to the City of Madison with regard to when union dues deductions may be stopped for employees who are members of a bargaining unit. It is one of the first...

natural hair, black identity, anti-discrimination, commission on human rights

In February 2019, the New York Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) issued guidance regarding employment discrimination based upon natural hair or hairstyles. Specifically, the Commission announced its position that “...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

UK Serious Fraud Office

Lisa Osofsky, the new director of the UK Serious Fraud Office, says her agency should use insiders and co-operators to bring to life by way of live evidence the document-heavy cases it prosecutes.

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increasing security

Following an unprecedented surge in cyber attacks against Australian businesses, an attack on Australia’s political infrastructure was imminent. New information reveals that the cyber attack against the Federal Parliament...