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Money Manager Sues SEC to Stop Administrative Action in $1.5 Billion CDO Case

A money manager and his firm recently sued the Securities and Exchange Commission claiming that the agency violated their constitutional rights by bringing an administrative proceeding for securities claims in connection with...more

Second Circuit Holds That New York City Commission On Human Rights’ Procedures Satisfy Constitutional Due Process

Rosu v. City of New York, No. 13-cv-243 (2d Cir. Feb. 7, 2014): Underlying this case, Mircea Rosu filed a complaint with the New York City Commission on Human Rights alleging that his manager and coworkers discriminated...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - September 2013: EEOC Sued for Unauthorized Mass Solicitation E-mail to Company Employees

After sending 1,330 e-mails to employees of Case New Holland, Inc. and its affiliates in an alleged effort to solicit plaintiffs to commence a class action lawsuit, the federal EEOC found itself on the receiving end of a...more

You've Got Mail! The EEOC's Latest Investigation Tactic Could Be Coming to Your Corporate Inboxes

In the past few years federal agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have intensified their investigation and enforcement tactics....more

Commentary on the planned work on the act “against the Big Brother” presented by the Minister of Internal Affairs B. Sienkiewicz...

In 2013 the Minister of Internal Affairs B. Sienkiewicz announced work on the bill “against the Big Brother”. The announcement of B. Sienkiewicz of the act regulating among others the principles of operation of video...more

Opinion on the proposed reform of the secret services in Poland - the Bill on the Internal Security Agency's (2013)

In fact, the biggest problem of Polish secret services (including ISA) is their lack of specialization. Despite determining their activities, under the current law, the ISA deals with “everything and nothing”, which...more

Alabama Firearm Act of 2013

The Alabama Firearms Act of 2013 was signed by Gov. Bentley in May, 2013, thus the effective date should be (at the latest) 08/01/2013. This long overdue law changed Alabama's system of issuing concealed carry weapon's...more

Police Department City of New York v. Sergeant Raymond Stukes

Motion to Adjourn

Motion to Adjourn Trial ...more

DOES AUTHORITY EXIST FOR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR VIOLATIONS OF BAIL LICENSING LAWS WITHOUT CERTIFICATION OF CRIMES BY THE...

California attorney Joseph Cavallo was convicted of violating Title 10, CCR section 2071, "recommendation of attorney by bail licensee". The authority to prosecute violations of the bail licensing regulations lies with the...more

NY Statewide Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, et. al. v. NYC Dept. of Health

Analysis: NYC "Nanny State" Soda Ban Enjoined

Even the best laid plans of "nanny state" policy must pass constitutional muster. Hon. Milton Tingling enjoined New York City from instituting the now-famous sugar sweetened beverage ban that Mayor Bloomberg has touted...more

Capper, Dir of National Intelligence, et al v. Amnesty International USA et al

SCOTUS Dismisses Federal Wiretapping Challenge

Full text copy of Supreme Court's dismissal of lawsuit challenging federal wiretapping program. On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, a divided Court dismissed a challenge to the FISA Amendments Act, which permits federal...more

In re Simon Shiao Tam

Ex Parte Appeal Brief of Simon Tam of the PTO's Refusal to Register THE SLANTS Trademark

From the Preliminary Statement: This is not yet another case of a member of an ethnic group seeking registration of a supposedly offensive slur on the ground that group members, or he in particular, have “embraced” the...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - January 2013

In This Issue: *FEATURE ARTICLES - New Pregnancy and Disability Regulations for California Employers - Washington Federal Court Declines to Uphold Broad Non-compete Restrictions Against California...more

Employer Alleges “Inherently Conflicted and Irreparably Unfair Proceedings” at CHRO; Seeks Injunction

A new lawsuit filed last Thursday in Connecticut state court by an employer alleges that the employer’s due process rights are being violated by “inherently conflicted and irreparably unfair proceedings” at the Commission on...more

LAW AND GOVERNANCE IN THE FACE OF PUBLIC PRESSURE : A perspective in the backdrop of public outrage over the New Delhi gang rape...

LAW AND GOVERNANCE IN THE FACE OF PUBLIC PRESSURE: A perspective in the backdrop of public outrage over the New Delhi gang rape incident The paper examines the possible consequences of an executive under public pressure to...more

True Believers at Work—Accommodating Religious Practices on the Job

An employee cannot work on Friday evenings or Saturdays because his religious beliefs forbid working on the Sabbath. Another employee objects to contributing to co-worker birthday celebrations or union dues on religious...more

FMLA Leave For Same-Sex Couples To Be Clarified by Supreme Court's DOMA Decision?

This past Friday, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would consider whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unlawfully denies benefits to gay and lesbian couples who are married in states that allow such...more

Trademark Registration Application for THE SLANTS

THE SLANTS Trademark Registration Application, Office Actions and Responses, plus Notice of Appeal

Can THE SLANTS be registered as a trademark? In fact, there are many trademark registrations for the word SLANT. But what if the person who wants to register the mark is Asian? According to the PTO, then the mark may not...more

Governor Brown Signs Bills Adding Protection for Religious Practices

Governor Brown recently signed two bills that are designed to combat religious discrimination. The Workplace Religious Freedom Act, AB 1964, amends the Government Code and will protect workers who wear turbans, hijabs, and...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - November 2012

In This Issue: - Hurricane Sandy Could Prompt Employers to Rethink Remote Working - Michigan Voters Reject Adding Union Rights to State Constitution - More Employers Using Lockouts to Gain Control - EEOC...more

AUDIT OF THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION’S ADOPTIVE SEIZURE PROCESS AND STATUS OF RELATED EQUITABLE SHARING REQUESTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of the OIG Report: During law enforcement operations, state and local law enforcement agencies often seize assets and proceeds from assets linked to criminal activity. The purpose of the seizures...more

California Increases Protection of Religious Expression in the Workplace

Effective January 1, 2013, California employers will be required to accommodate their employees' religious dress and grooming practices. Governor Brown has signed into law the "Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012"...more

Employment Law Commentary -- Volume 24, No. 8 August 2012: Employment Practices After the EEOC’s Final Rule on Age Discrimination...

On March 30, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its Final Rule on Disparate Impact and Reasonable Factors Other than Age (RFOA). This rule became effective on April 30, 2012. The Final Rule...more

Eikeland v. Silva

Plaintiff's Complaint for Writ of Mandamus, Declaratory, and Other Relief for Violation of Second Amendment Rights

The Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights filed suit against the Newport Chief of Police seeking to vindicate the right of Newport resident David Eikeland to apply for a gun carry permit. "Law abiding citizens should...more

EEOC Issues Long-Awaited Final Rule on Bias Complaints Against Federal Agencies

In a recent Law360 article, the publication of the final rule revising the federal sector Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint process was announced. The revised rule, published in the Federal Register on...more

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