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A Moment of Simple Justice - Stop Talking
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FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 45, Interview with Justice Ken Wise
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International Patent Laws – Interview with Julian Crump, Managing Member, Mintz Levin's London, UK Office
In Virginia, class action lawsuits are not permitted in state court. This limitation, however, does not mean that companies doing business in Virginia are not defending class action lawsuits in Virginia....more
It’s happened. The first class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony for failing to prevent hackers from stealing its current and former employees’ social security numbers, medical records, and salary information....more
As recent high-profile cyberattacks have demonstrated, employers have a duty to protect their employees’ electronically stored personal information from being accessed by hackers, and to promptly remedy any breach in security...more
On September 30, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 802 (AB 802) into law, amending Section 1281.96 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to consumer arbitration....more
Insurance companies are increasingly the subject of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuits. Any insurance company that communicates with its customers, job applicants, and others by phone or text using an automated...more
In This Issue:
- Avoiding Class Certification Through an Offer of Judgment
- CLASS CERTIFICATION DECISIONS:
..Decisions Granting Motions to Strike
..Decisions Denying Motions to Strike...more
In This Issue:
- RECENT CASES
..CFPB Involvement in Litigation
..CFTC Regulation of Retail Commodity Transactions
..Appraiser Disclosure Requirements Under...more
Companies providing consumer finance products or services should review policies and training materials to ensure compliance.
On April 3, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an interim...more
Do not be fooled by its title: the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) reaches far beyond the realm of credit reporting and governs a broad spectrum of industries. Indeed, the provisions of FCRA apply to any business entity...more
I. Introduction -
Library shelves will someday swell with history books about the U.S. Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts. No doubt sensational cases about corporate speech, national...more
Businesses often use arbitration agreements as a tool to lessen the burden and cost of future litigation. On June 20, 2013, the Supreme Court released its opinion in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, which...more
If you believe that you might have a legal claim and want to know how long you have to bring it to court, you will want to read this post!
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr., Esq.
Phone: (508) 769-1359 or...more
If you have signed a general release and are assessing the effect and/or ramifications or are considering signing any release presented to you to settle a claim, you will want to read this post!
Contact: George E....more
Yesterday, in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 569 U.S. __ (2013), the Supreme Court answered a looming class certification question left open by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. __ (2011): whether a putative class action...more
The Affordable Care Act (ACA)'s whistleblower provisions may present a hazard for unsuspecting employers. On February 27, 2013, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an...more
Class action certification under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) only permit a class action if, among other things, “there are questions of law or fact common to the class.” (FRCP 23)
This means that trial...more
Legal Byte: Judicial notice can get you around the "no-citation" rule to cite to unpublished appellate opinions to support your analysis. ...more
If you are considering filing a lawsuit or whether to accept a settlement offer to resolve a lawsuit or potential claim, you want to read this post. Understand some possible ramifications of litigation before taking your...more
So you have sent email messages to your lawyer or to prospective lawyers from work and now you are wondering whether they will remain confidential by the attorney-client privilege. Better take a look.
Contact: George E....more
Yin and yang are, of course, Chinese archetypes describing two opposing aspects of a single common principle. Yin is generally characterized as soft, slow, tranquil and gentle, while Yang is hot, restless, hard and rapid. ...more
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