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March Madness NCAA Basketball
With the arrival of spring comes March Madness as the top Division I men’s and women’s college basketball programs compete for the... Read More >
Pro Bono Immigration Work
U.S. immigration policy has changed quickly and substantially in the past two years. While a handful of policies have received the majority of media... Read More >
empty boardroom
In today’s climate, boards are under increased scrutiny and governance continues to be a key compliance function. As a result, sound... Read More >
Brexit Exit Date
On March 21st the European Council agreed to extend the UK's Article 50 notice period, either: Until May 22nd if the Withdrawal Agreement... Read More >
Health care AI
The healthcare industry is still struggling to address its cybersecurity issues as 31 data breaches were reported in February 2019, exposing... Read More >
Google privacy class Action
On March 20, 2019, the Supreme Court refused to address the adequacy of a $8.5 million Google privacy class action settlement and instead remanded to... Read More >
Oregon Employers Not Immune Under Social Host Statute
Oregon’s highest court has held that although the state’s “social host” law protects certain persons from liability related... Read More >
Water and CWA
Background Over the last several decades, cities and other municipal entities (such as water reclamation districts) that own and operate... Read More >
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IRS warns tax debtors, yank passport
The IRS has in a recent news release (IR-2019-23) reiterated its warning that individuals who owe... Read More >
HHS Fraud for HHA
Despite recent welcome news to the home health agency (“HHA”) industry in Florida, Illinois,... Read More >
OFCCP 2019 CSAL issued
Today, OFCCP issued its first Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) of 2019, providing... Read More >
eSports, professional video gaming, immigration
Professional athletes who are “internationally recognized” are eligible for the P-1 visa and... Read More >
EEOC EEO-1 gender pay gap
Short Answer: Currently, no. But first, some background. Generally, employers with 100 or more... Read More >

Federal Court News

Directional Drillers Are Independent Contractors

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held that a group of directional driller consultants were independent contractors, not employees, in large part due to their highly specialized skills, degree of control...

Fox v. Costco Employment Law American with Disabilities Act ADA Tourette Syndrome

On March 6, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided ...

Future of Alcohol Shipping

In September 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari (i.e., the Court agreed to hear a case) brought before the Court by the Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association (Tennessee Retailers...

Construction Law & Economic Loss Rule

In its broadest sense, the "economic loss rule" prohibits recovery in tort for purely economic loss incurred under contract law. 

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary ...

social media accounts

On February 25, 2019, the Third Circuit held that a New Jersey engineering firm that monitored its former employees’ social media...

State Court News

On Friday afternoon March 22, 2019, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced in a ...

California DBO Files Actions on Title Lender & Interest Rate Violations

The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has filed an administrative enforcement action against a title lender for alleged violations of California law and launched an investigation into whether the interest rates...

Oregon DHS Data Breach

The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) announced late last week that nine of its staff members had fallen victim to a phishing campaign and that their email boxes were compromised on January 8, 2019. The intrusion was...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

Mexico domestic employee social security benefits

There are about 2.4 million domestic employees in Mexico, 95 percent of whom are women and do not have social security benefits. The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice recently held that it is not legal to exclude domestic...

Brexit Update March 2019 WTO Rules No Deal

In this Special Report, we explain some of the key legal implications associated with the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal for future relations being agreed between themselves.

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Practical Completion in Construction Contracts

The December 2018 decision in University of Warwick v Balfour Beatty Group Ltd [2018] EWHC 3230 (TCC) provides valuable insight into how courts could interpret “Practical Completion” – a central concept in most...