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Hong Kong court - enforcing a maritime arbitration award by arresting a ship

The arrest of a ship to obtain security for a maritime claim in jurisdictions where this is permitted is a powerful weapon in the armory of a claimant in shipping disputes. There has, however, been a concern that a claimant can no…more

Innovation Districts

Last year representatives of a coalition of 11 organizations started meeting to discuss the continued development and expansion of Oklahoma City’s bioscience and technology sectors. Among other matters, the group discussed approaches…more

Pension News

In This Issue: - Budget Reforms - DC Charges and Governance - Department for Work and Pensions - Legislation - Public Service Pension Schemes - Other News - On the Horizon - Excerpt from…more

When and How to Form a Joint Venture in California

Often companies with distinct intangible and sometimes tangible “treasures”, e.g. intellectual property, find themselves in need of capital, management, technological expertise or distribution capacity to further exploit such…more

CFPB Update - Bank Short Term Loans “Payday” for Banks? CFPB Outlines Sweeping Proposal to Level the Playing Field Between Payday Lenders, Banks and Credit Unions

Direct from Richmond, Virginia: yesterday, I (Travis) visited the Greater Richmond Convention Center, where the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced at a field hearing a sweeping proposal for new rules regarding…more

How to encourage visitors to spend more time on your website

Many people view the prospect of hiring an attorney with some trepidation. They may fear the process or the outcome, or they may be under stress due to their situation, causing them to feel a general anxiety about the whole…more

BLM Issues First Federal Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register the Final Rule on hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands. The Final Rule sets forth the…more

NLRB General Counsel Issues Memorandum Providing Justification for Employer Rule Decisions

Over the past several years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has aggressively redefined the landscape for employer rules contained in employee handbooks, employee policies, and/or employment agreements…more

What factors bear upon the enforceability of noncompete agreements? P.2

In our last post, we began speaking about the factors that are taken into consideration when determining the enforceability of noncompete agreements. We’ve already mentioned that the fundamental consideration is whether the agreement…more

Supreme Court Limits Employers' Ability to Distinguish Between Causes of Work Restrictions When Denying Accommodations to Pregnant Workers

On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the much-awaited Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. pregnancy discrimination case, as we first reported in our Supreme Court Decides Young v. United Parcel Service…more

Spirits Industry Under Fire: What You Need to Know About Class Action Litigation

In this issue: - Where did these cases come from? - What are these cases about? - Who is driving these cases? - What are the Plaintiffs suing for? - Who is a likely target? - How can you avoid…more

Blog: CFSI posts “Five Practical Steps to Support SEC Conflict Minerals Disclosure”

The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative has posted an updated 2015 version of its practical guidance white paper on conflict minerals specifically for downstream companies, called “Five Practical Steps to Support SEC Conflict Minerals…more

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