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Voting icons, U.S. flag theme, political party symbols, elections
As we approach the November 2019 elections, New York employers may want to keep in mind the state’s recently amended Election Law, which... Read More >
US Imposes Sanctions on Turkey over military offensive
The Order imposes blocking sanctions on the Turkish Ministry of National Defense and Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar, the Turkish Ministry of Energy... Read More >
Driverless Car
It should come as no surprise that vehicles driven largely by a computer, will not only require a lot of data to safely navigate the streets, but... Read More >
Women’s National Soccer Team USWNT Equal Pay Suit
Over the summer, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) won their fourth FIFA World Cup, and this past week the team kept up its fight... Read More >
Hollywood WGA Talent Agencies Union Antitrust Lawsuits
A Hollywood union’s recent amendments to its union rules has sparked federal antitrust lawsuits by talent agencies. The Writers Guild of... Read More >
consequences for immigrants participating in marijuana agriculture, use, investment
Although not legal on the federal level, the marijuana industry is a fast-growing economic sector in the U.S. Thirty-three states have legalized... Read More >
Arbitration Agreement Ban
As employers with operations in California had feared, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 51, which effectively outlaws mandatory arbitration... Read More >
Cannabis CBD Consumer Class Actions
In the last month, plaintiffs have filed a spate of consumer class actions against manufacturers of cannabis-based products. Specifically, plaintiffs... Read More >
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drug store pharmacy aisle menstrual product safety
On October 11, 2019, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) signed legislation (S.2387-B/A.164-B)... Read More >
Female Investment Advisor working late by nighttime city view
Regulation Best Interest: The SEC has issued its final Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI), Form CRS... Read More >
miner in a dark tunnel FMSHRC ending simplified proceedings
On October 10, 2019, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (“Commission”) published... Read More >
small business administration loans finance puzzle
When an SBA loan goes into default, the SBA requires a lender to commence litigation when the... Read More >
USDA sued over swine slaughter inspection
The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, together with Public Citizen... Read More >

Federal Court News

graphic of syringe , bottle of medicine, patent suit

In OSI  Pharmaceuticals, LLC v. Aoptex Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2018-1925, Oct. 4, 2019), the Federal Circuit reversed the Patent...

American with Disabilities Act ADA protections for employee with walker

A recent case from a federal court highlights the importance of accurate job descriptions. In Wiggins v. City of Montgomery, Plaintiff applied for a promotion to the position of Revenue Examiner on three occasions over an eight-year...

TCPA Class Action

Recently, the Middle District of Florida denied a motion for class certification, finding that the plaintiff had not sufficiently shown that the putative classes were ascertainable. Sliwa v. Bright House Networks, LLC...

stethoscope & gavel, false claims act litigation

Private Equity Group Accused of Actively Participating in Kickback Scheme Settles Health Care False Claims Act Suit for $21.36 Million

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced on Sept. 19, 2019,...

Puffery and False Advertising

Have you eaten “America’s Favorite Pasta”[1] or received a “record-breaking” [2] footbag with your fast-food meal? While these products may seem to have little in common, they have a shared experience – each was the target of a false advertising...

State Court News

woman surprised at laptop email received

On October 8, 2019, the Texas Supreme Court entertained oral argument on whether emails regarding the purchase of a second pipeline easement satisfied the statute of...

immigrants, perceived national origin, discrimination ban

The New York City Commission on Human Rights has issued new enforcement guidance on discrimination based on actual or perceived national origin or...

oil rigs, money, Wyoming energy sector

It is time for a check-up, or more appropriately, a check-in, on the Wyoming energy sector.  I have spent quite a bit of time in Wyoming recently, and one troubling comment that I heard in a gas station has resonated with me – “Wyoming is still...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

facebook on mobile phone used to post opinions

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a decision that permits individual countries to order Facebook to take down posts, photographs and videos and restrict global access to that material.

Eva...

EU UK Brexit, Finance Markets

On October 7, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a “Brexit Special” of its monthly Market Watch newsletter, in which it summarized some recent developments and publications in connection with the regulated sector’s...

Court of Justice of European Union EU on cookie consent

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