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Supreme Court Rejects Whistleblower’s Double-Dip Attempt

On Monday the United States Supreme Court declined to hear Danny Smart’s appeal of the Fifth Circuit’s rejection of his attempt to share in the proceeds of a $5 million settlement of a False Claims Act suit brought by another...more

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Union Trespassing Case in California

Labor unions recently won a victory over employers in California when the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of the California Supreme Court's decision in Ralphs Grocery Co. v. UFCW. The California court had upheld two state...more

California Supreme Court Rules Unions May Picket On Private Property

Ralphs Grocery Company v. United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 8, S185544 (December 27, 2012): The California Supreme Court recently held that although a supermarket’s privately owned entrance area is not a public...more

California High Court Issues Important Ruling on Labor Speech Rights of Unions on Private Property

The California Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Ralphs Grocery Company v. United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 8. Although the ruling resolved a long-standing dispute between a supermarket owner and the...more

2012: Arizona Construction Law Summary

This year has been a busy one so far for legal developments affecting the Arizona construction industry. Here is a brief summary of court cases and legislation of interest....more

Legal Byte: Understanding and Litigating Adhesion Contracts

Adhesion contracts are found in all areas of law. This Legal Byte gives you an insight into understanding what they are and how they are litigated. By Alan Goldberg (Appeals, civil trials and family law.)...more

New York City Landlord Hit With Record $2M Fair Housing Act Settlement

New York City Landlord Hit With Record $2M Fair Housing Act Settlement by Bob Marsico on May 30, 2012 The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it has reached a record $2 million settlement with the owners...more

Whistleblower Issues under New Financial Regulations

The financial reform act penned by Senators Dodd and Frank has many provisions which dramtically affect the daily operations of financial institutions. One important provision rewards employees for divulging certain...more

Court Decision Illustrates Importance of Having a Clear Written Agreement or Policy on Bonuses and Commissions

A recent decision from the North Carolina Court of Appeals shows why it is important to have a clear written agreement or policy on bonuses and commissions. In Kornegay vs. Aspen Asset Group, LLC, a jury found the employer...more

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