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The Graves Amendment is a federal statute that has traditionally shielded commercial motor vehicle leasing companies from most claims of vicarious liability. In August 2014, however, a New York court determined that a leasing company…more
OIG Releases Joint Compliance Guidance for Hospital – In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a new guidance document, “Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on…more
There is probably no more hard and fast rule, or favorite word of human resource professionals, than “consistency.” And we love consistency, right? It allows you to say “no” to an employee who wants something outside of the norm. It…more
On April 23, the CFTC issued guidance regarding the calculation of projected operating costs or expenses for the purpose of meeting the financial resource requirements under SEF Core Principle 13 in Section 5h(13) of the Commodity…more
Locke Lord QuickStudy: Medical Marijuana Apps – Illegal Communication Facilities or the Next Big Thing?
A number of recent news articles have discussed the increased activity in the area of technology companies that facilitate the delivery of medical marijuana to patients. For example, according to a recent Forbes Magazine article, a…more
DPR Proposal for Right-to-Know Notifications Prior to Soil Fumigant Applications Could Have Far-Reaching Implications
On April 9, 2015, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) held the first of a planned series of workshops intended to help DPR develop “regulation concepts” for possible notifications prior to field fumigations…more
In the Alberta Court of Appeal’s ruling this month in University of Calgary v. JR, the court held that the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) does not have the statutory authority under the Freedom of Information and…more
Supreme Court Update: Rodriguez v. United States (13-9972); United States v. Wong (13-1074 And 13-7075); Oneok, Inc. v. Learjet, Inc. (13-271); Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc. (14-15) And Order List
When is a sniff not up to snuff (as far as the Fourth Amendment is concerned)? Ten years ago, in Illinois v. Caballes (2005), the Court held that a dog sniff conducted during a lawful traffic stop does not violate the Fourth…more
No. 12-0946, In re Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC -- The plaintiff is a Texas resident appointed to be the next friend of some minor children whose parents were killed in a vehicle accident in Mexico…more
In this issue: - Introduction - Business Opportunities In Igaming - The Critical Role Of The Land-Based Casinos - As Conduits For Igaming - As Partners With Igaming Operators - Opportunities For…more
A recent decision from the Federal Circuit clarified whether the Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) has jurisdiction to review the selection of North American Industry Classification System (“NAICS”) codes and reminded small business…more
Whether a party has impliedly waived the attorney-client privilege poses a mixed question of law and fact. Twin City Fire Insurance Co. v. Burke, 204 Ariz. 251, 254, 63 P.3d 282, 285 (2003). In State Farm v. Lee, the Arizona Supreme…more