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In many industries, it is common to pay incentives in the form of restricted stock options payable in the future if certain conditions are satisfied. In Exxon-Mobil v. Drennen, decided on August 29, 2014, the Texas Supreme...more
You represent a Brazilian corporation that is entering into a joint venture with a Colombian concern. The joint venture relates to the development of a multimillion dollar wind farm in northeastern Brazil.
On August 21, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided two closely watched appeals regarding the intersection of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) rules mandating arbitration of...more
On August 21, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided two closely watched appeals regarding the intersection of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. rules regarding mandatory arbitration of disputes...more
On August 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that forum selection clauses, requiring “all actions and proceedings” related to the transactions between the parties to be brought in court, supplant...more
In a victory for advocates who worry that the odds are impossibly stacked against consumers in some arbitral fora, the Seventh Circuit found that a class of borrowers did not have to proceed with arbitration conducted by the...more
Cannabis industry hopefuls in Illinois are poised to begin the application process after the three state agencies administering Illinois’ medical marijuana law released long-awaited metrics on Aug. 8....more
The court in Damiano v. Harleysville Ins. Co., Case No. 13-cv-07293-FLW-LHG, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97988 (D.N.J. July 17, 2014) recently addressed the scope of claims that can be asserted against property insurers issuing...more
This action arose out of the construction of the Mohegan Sun Hotel in Luzerene County, Pennsylvania. General contractor Killian Construction Co., Inc. (“Killian”) retained KNL Construction, Inc. (“KNL”) as a subcontractor to...more
The law concerning class action waivers continues to develop at a rapid pace. While most courts are now enforcing class action waivers in arbitration agreements, there remains at least one prominent area of uncertainty for...more
In International Business Machines Corp. v. Department of Treasury, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that IBM was entitled to apportion its business income for purposes of the Michigan Business Tax (“MBT”) using the...more
Many states now permit the use of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes and the federal government has revised certain enforcement policies related to marijuana-related crimes.
The possession, use,...more
Resolving an issue that has created uncertainty for California employers, the California Supreme Court recently held in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC that class action waivers in employment arbitration...more
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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, applying Texas law, held that a Total Pollution Exclusion Endorsement in a CGL Policy did not irreconcilably conflict with, and therefore was not superseded...more
Chapter 5 of the California Corporations Code imposes specific limitations on “distributions to shareholders”, a term defined in Corporations Code section 166. Directors who approve the making of any distribution to...more
Devoted to exploring the progress of the modernization of the insurance industry, FIO Focus provides information and insights about the organizations and issues that are driving change and influencing the future of the...more
As if employers needed one, we now have yet another decision invalidating a termination provision for failure to comply with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”): Miller v. A.B.M. Canada Inc., 2014 ONSC 4062...more
Courts currently have very narrow grounds on which they can overturn an arbitration award. The Federal Arbitration Act provides that a court cannot vacate an arbitration award except in cases where: the award was procured...more
There’s nothing inherently unique about the substantive issues in Burzlaff v. Thoroughbred Motorsports, Inc., No. 13-2520 (July 10, 2014), a decision released yesterday by the Seventh Circuit. The plaintiff, Ronald Burzlaff,...more
Finally! The California Supreme Court recently fell in line with the United States Supreme Court on the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements by upholding their enforceability. Previously, the...more
On June 28, 2014, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico adopted the Puerto Rico Corporations Debt Enforcement & Recovery Act, Act 71-2014 (the “Debt Enforcement Act”), enabling certain Commonwealth public corporations in financial...more
Compelled by U.S. Supreme Court precedent advancing arbitration as a method of dispute resolution, the California Supreme Court in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC (No. S20432, June 23, 2014) held that its...more
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- Forum Non Conveniens - A Defendant’s Initial Impulse Could Be The Riskiest
- Providing Information To Expert Witnesses: A Quick Guide To The Proper Procedures And Potential Pitfalls
On July 1, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition to hear an appeal by several companies contending that antitrust claims filed against them under state law over alleged manipulation of gas prices during the western...more
In a welcome development for California businesses, the California Supreme Court issued a favorable ruling on June 23, 2014, holding that California law permits employers to require employees to sign arbitration agreements...more
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