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Federal Circuit Reverses a District Court Contempt Finding Against Inventor of Energy IP

Yesterday, the Federal Circuit reversed an Eastern District of Virginia judgment finding inventor Leif Hauge in contempt for violating a 2001 settlement agreement with his ex-employer, Energy Recovery, Inc. The district court...more

OSHA Reinstates ERA Whistleblower And Issues Daunting Preliminary Order

On May 15, 2013, OSHA determined that Enercon Services Inc. (Company), an engineering firm that provides nuclear power facilities with engineering support services, violated the whistleblower provisions of the Energy...more

Shipbuilders Council of America and OSHA Settle Lawsuit, OSHA Issues First Interpretation Letter for Shipyard Industry on Subpart...

On August 1, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standards for General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment (1915, Subpart F) became effective. These standards included requirements covering...more

Patton Boggs Insights - December 2012: Enforcement: $950,000 Settlement In Crandall Canyon Mine Accident

The Crandall Canyon Utah coal mine operator agreed to pay $949,351 to settle civil penalties MSHA levied following an accident in 2007 that took the lives of . six miners, followed by the deaths of three additional personnel,...more

INSIGHTS - Patton Boggs Safety and Health Newsletter - July 2012

In This Issue: - Obama Directive Aims to Ease Regulatory Burden - Kline Seeks Data on Advance Notice, MSHA Injuries - OSHA Inconsistent on Safety Incentive Program Criteria, GAO Says - IARC Claims Diesel...more

Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA), LLC

Order of Dismissal

U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas granted dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a former General Electric Co. executive under a federal whistle blowing statute. The court held that the anti-retaliation clauses of the Dodd-Frank...more

Polish Law Review - March 2012

In This Issue: - Increasing Fines Imposed By Uokik For Practices Infringing The Consumers’ Interest - Changes In Poland’s Energy Law - New Geological And Mining Law - Amendments In The Polish Labor Code As Of...more

Fiduciaries Did Not Breach Duty of Prudence by Failing to Divest Investments in Company Shares

Plaintiffs, former employees of two energy providers, brought a consolidated class action, alleging that the fiduciaries of the companies’ employee savings plans breached their fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement...more

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