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Judge Admonishes Parties to Keep Pleadings Short

Bigger is not necessarily better and longer is definitely not preferred—at least when it comes to pleadings before one New York U.S. District Court judge. When confronted with a 175-paragraph complaint with 1,400 pages of exhibits…more

Employers Asserting ADA Direct Threat Defense Do Not Have to Prove Actual Threat

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employers from discriminating against a qualified person with a disability, or refusing to provide that person with a reasonable accommodation that would allow them to perform the essential…more

CMS Publishes Corrections to 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

CMS has published corrections to its final 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule rule. Among other things, the rule reflects a previously-announced correction to the conversion factor for the first quarter of 2015 ($35.7547), revises…more

U.S. Supreme Court Revives Suit Against UPS, Extending McDonnell-Douglas Burden Shifting Framework to Pregnancy Discrimination Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a Fourth Circuit decision Wednesday, reviving a pregnancy bias case against the United Parcel Service brought by a former delivery driver who was denied a light-duty work accommodation while pregnant. In…more

The CFPB and FTC Agree to Continue to Coordinate

In March 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reauthorized their 2012 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), extending it for a three-year term with a few small administrative updates…more

Common Sense Prevails: Arbitration Award OK’ing On-Duty Drug Usage Overturned

In the world of labor arbitration, common sense sometimes takes a holiday. Fortunately, a Superior Court judge recently overturned an arbitrator’s attempt at second guessing an employer’s response to serious misconduct involving on…more

Inadequate Screening Processes Result in $7.65 Million Settlement for Violations of Various U.S. Sanctions Programs

On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and PayPal, Inc. (“PayPal”) agreed to a $7.65 million settlement to settle potential civil liability for 486 apparent violations of…more

SEC Adopts Regulation A+: New Registration Option For Small and Mid-Sized Companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted yesterday a new set of regulations entitled Regulation “A+,” designed to provide a more streamlined approach for small and mid-sized companies to offer securities to the public. These…more

Regulation A+: Final Rules Offer Important Capital Raising Alternatives

Overview - Yesterday, March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously to adopt final rules to implement the rulemaking mandate of Title IV of the JOBS Act by adopting amendments to Regulation A. In…more

Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Passes More Bills

On March 18, 2015, the General Assembly’s Education Committee voted favorably on and advanced out of committee the following proposed bills..…more

Supreme Court Allows Employee to Claim Pregnancy Discrimination Based on Employers' Accommodations to Other Persons

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision reversing the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ position on employers’ obligations to accommodate employees’ pregnancy-related work restrictions. However, the court rejected…more

The SEC’S New “Regulation A+” and the States’ “M” Word

The changes mandated to Regulation A in the JOBS Act are among the least heralded yet most promising prospects for small business capital formation. The SEC adopted sweeping changes to Regulation A on March 25, 2015 to take effect 60…more

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