How the Rise in Undercover Investigations is Changing the Law
A Moment of Simple Justice - A Prosecutor's Duty
A Moment of Simple Justice - Undercover Lover
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
A Moment of Simple Justice - Stop Talking
Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
A Moment of Simple Justice - Death by Cop
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson & the Media
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
The Evolution of Informed Consent in U.S. Courts
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 71-World Cup Report-Part IV
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Friedman: Abramson Dismissal a 'Teachable Moment' for Companies
New Program Helps Women Lawyers Return to BigLaw
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
Is Punishment Dead in America?
A former executive at mortgage lender, Countrywide Financial, is about to become an extremely wealthy man. Edward O’Donnell is set to collect $57.6 million from Bank of America, for his role in exposing fraudulent activity...more
On October 13, the Springfield, Missouri City Council, on a vote of 6-3, approved a bill expanding the city’s non-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes.
In This Issue:
- Conducting a Pre-Employment Background Check: Employers Beware
- Should You be Engaging in Comparative Advertising to Promote Your Business?
- Real Estate Lenders Relief From Serial...more
In Whitewood v. Wolf, a federal judge struck down a Pennsylvania law that limited the definition of marriage to that between “one man and one woman.” In his momentous opinion, Judge Jones also declared that classifications...more
After a 6-5 committee defeat in last year’s legislative session, Sen. Richard S. Madaleno, Jr. (D-Mont. Co.) has introduced the Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2014 or “FAMA” (SB212) which is a reiteration of the 2013...more
On May 14, 2013, Governor Dayton signed into law legislation revising the definition of "marriage" in Minnesota to include same-sex marriage. The law becomes effective August 1, 2013....more
On April 25, 2013, Philadelphia City Council passed the LGBT Equality Bill, Bill No. 130224, which Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law on May 9, 2013. ...more
The N.Y. State Senate and Assembly recently introduced “competing” bills both targeting increased employment protections for victims of domestic violence. The bills each provide various measures of job security for employees...more
California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, Civil Code Section 51, generally provides that all persons within California are free and equal, regardless of their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability,...more
In This Issue:
- Criminal Background Checks on Employees
- Lottery Winnings and Gift Taxes
- Fair Housing Act Doesn’t Apply to Roommates
- Land Purchasers Get Money Back
- LLC Member Personally Liable
On September 30, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several bills applicable to California employers that were passed by the Legislature during its 2011-2012 regular session. We are providing this brief summary to...more
Govenor Patrick recently signed into law “An Act Relative to Gender Identity”. The Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in a variety of areas, including education, housing, credit and employment. ...more
The Massachusetts legislature has amended its state anti-discrimination law to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in employment, insurance, housing, lending, credit and education. The legislation also expanded...more
Last week, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Relative to Gender Identity,” also known as the Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Bill. This law, which will go into effect in July 2012, extends the state’s...more
On November 23, 2011, Governor Patrick signed into law House Bill 3810, “An Act Relative To Gender Identity.” The new law protects transgender individuals from discrimination in housing, education, employment and credit by...more
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