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Many Private Sector Employers Limited Regarding Criminal History Inquiries - Illinois Is Now Among the Growing Number of States and Municipalities That Have "Banned the Box"
Illinois joins the growing number of states and localities across the country that have "ban-the-box" laws. Statutes that limit inquiry about criminal history during the application and hiring process are known informally as…more
The United States Supreme Court concluded its 2013-2014 term by issuing decisions in several highly publicized employment and employee benefits cases during the Court’s final scheduled sessions, including Noel Canning, Harris, and…more
The Ontario Ministry of Labour is facing a negligence suit by the lone survivor of the Christmas Eve, 2009 scaffold collapse that resulted in Metron Construction being fined $750,000.00 for safety violations…more
Parens Patriae Action By State Attorney General Is Not Removable Under CAFA’s Class Action Provision
A federal district court in Hawaii held that a parens patriae action brought on behalf of the State of Hawaii by its Attorney General was not removable under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) because it was not a class action…more
The City of Delray Beach, Florida has experienced a dramatic rebirth of its downtown inner core within the last decade. Restaurants, jazz clubs, art galleries and specialty retail provides the genesis for this exciting area on Atlantic…more
We all know the default American Rule for attorneys’ fees: unless you get fees in a contract or from a statute, you shouldn’t count on someone else paying the freight if you win your case. But a recent non-compete case brings home an…more
About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Fresenius Kabi USA LLC 1:14-cv-00914; filed July 11, 2014 in the District Court of…more
Addressing for the first time whether a patent holder under a contractual duty to deal is also subject to an antitrust duty to deal, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld dismissal of a putative antitrust class…more
CMS Announces Quality Innovation Network QIO Contracts – On July 18, CMS announced the award of contracts to fourteen Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) for work on data-driven quality initiatives…more
Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy—Uncertainties Remain Following the Eighth Circuit’s En Banc Decision in Interstate Bakeries. The bankruptcy of a party to an intellectual property license presents serious challenges. Not…more
Believe it or not, guaranty contracts mean what they say. If a guarantor agrees to reimburse a lender for misappropriated security deposits, unpaid taxes, and the cost of enforcement, then – not surprisingly – courts will hold the…more
A recent case in the California Court of Appeals underscores the dangers that await venture capital firms brave (or foolish) enough to fund companies in the midst of internal disputes. In American Master Lease LLC v Idanta Partners…more