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2015 is a unique year in New Jersey politics, as the New Jersey Assembly races are the only set of elections scheduled for this year that extend beyond county and municipal lines. Even the Assembly Members’ colleagues in the Senate are…more
Advantor Systems Corp. v. DRS Technical Services, Inc., 2015 WL 403308 (M.D. Fl. Jan. 28, 2015). In this non-disclosure case, the plaintiff sought sanctions after the defendant reformatted an employee laptop, allegedly spoliating…more
Increasingly, Australian companies are entering into cross border business relationships and in doing so are discovering that the law and the local culture can be quite different. This is especially true in the use of bribes and…more
On February 24, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to…more
Background – Multiple Petitions - Multiple Petition Filings in PTAB Trials (IPR/PGR/CBM) - •The statutes for IPR, PGR and CBM do not provide many limits on filing of petitions –Numerous patents have been challenged by…more
In conjunction with the recent White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit, President Barack Obama has issued a much-anticipated cybersecurity information sharing Executive Order, "Promoting Private Sector…more
Last week, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its enforcement litigation data for FY 2014. Continuing a recent trend, the EEOC reported that the percentage of EEOC charges of discrimination…more
Does the trustee who socially invests entrusted funds breach his/her/its fiduciary duty of undivided loyalty, absent express authority to do so in the trust’s terms?
On February 8, 2015, The University of California Student Association [which purports to represent all 240,000 students enrolled in the UC system’s 10 campuses] passed [9-1-5] the following resolution, which, in part, calls upon the…more
The New Jersey “Opportunity To Compete Act” Takes Effect On March 1, 2015 Restricting Employers From Inquiring Into Job Applicants’ Criminal Histories And Providing Civil Penalties For Violations – Is Your Company Prepared?
On March 1, 2015, New Jersey’s “Opportunity to Compete Act” (“OTCA”) takes effect. As explained in the legislative findings section of the OTCA, it is the intent of the OTCA to remove obstacles impeding employment opportunities for…more
2014 proved to be yet another transformative one for dispute resolution in the Middle East, as key business centres across the region made further, convincing strides towards cementing their reputation as robust jurisdictions in which…more
Western District of Washington: Insured That Violated Duties of Notice and Cooperation Could Not Make Out Claim for Bad Faith Based on Insurer’s Lengthy Investigation
Granite State Ins. Co. v. Integrity Structures, LLC, No. C14-5085BHS, 2015 WL 136006 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 9, 2015). The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington held that an insurer did not act in bad faith where the…more
I have been a fan of Sesame Street since I was a child and again as an adult when my children were younger. It’s a brilliant show that has educated millions of kids in the past 45 years. One of the great events in Sesame Street history…more