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Arizona Supreme Court Reinstates Increased Campaign Contribution Limits

Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Arizona issued an order in Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission v. Superior Court, No.CV-13-0341-PR (December 17, 2013), vacating the opinion of the Court of Appeals and lifting that...more

Reforming Proposition 65: Governor’s “Update” Is a Promising Start

Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown’s office announced his intention to propose “updates” to Proposition 65 (Health & Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq.) supposedly designed to make the law less susceptible to the widespread...more

Legal Alert: Congress Approves Legislation Expanding Federal Whistleblower Protection Act

Executive Summary: On November 14, 2012, the Senate passed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) of 2012. The House previously approved the Act, and President Obama is expected to sign it into law. The Act...more

Cherryland and Peaches: State Politicians' Efforts to Protect Bad Boys Garner Mixed Results

A few weeks ago Crunched Credit previewed a (now enacted) bit of Michigan legislation entitled the “Nonrecourse Mortgage Loan Act”, which, in fewer than 800 words, seeks to ringfence recourse guarantors’ assets from attack in...more

Stormchaser Legislation and Mechanic’s Liens

April 17 marks the end of legislators’ per diem, but session will continue beyond that date as budget and property tax negotiations continue. Progress has been made however, with most budget bills being assigned to conference...more

Florida Foreclosure Process Moving Out of the Courts If Governor Scott's Plan Okayed by Florida Legislature: Misses the Bigger...

Right now, the State of Florida is one of many states requiring lenders seeking to foreclose on a property for nonpayment of a mortgage note to do so via a formal legal process. A lawsuit must be filed. An official order...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - September 2011

In This Issue: - 01 “False Statement” Dispute In U.S.-China Trade Remedy Cases - 01 Despite Senate Procedural Agreement, Uncertainty Continues on TAA/FTAs - 02 Brazilian President Announces Plan To Revive...more

Fashion Forward: IDPPA Gains Unanimous Approval Of Senate Judiciary Committee

On November 30, 2010, the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate unanimously passed the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Act (“IDPPA”) (S. 3728), which was introduced by Senator Charles Schumer (NY) on August...more

Morrison & Foerster Secures Court Victory for Ralphs and Food-4-Less Grocery Stores, Limiting Disruptive Political Protests on...

Morrison & Foerster LLP won injunctive relief for Ralphs and Food-4-Less, which are owned by retail supermarket giant The Kroger Company, in a case against activist group LaRouche Political Action Committee. The injunction...more

Obama Signs Legislation Extending Limitations On Civil Liability For Amnesty Applicants

On June 19, President Barack Obama signed legislation extending provisions of the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 ("ACPERA") that allow successful amnesty applicants under the Department of...more

RMF Litigator - January 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Striking Key To Keyboard: Email and the Statute of Frauds *The Court Of Appeals’ Search For A New Chief Judge *Removal Refresher Please see full newsletter below for more information....more

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