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Australia’s Highest Court Upholds Constitutionality of the Country’s International Arbitration Law. In TCL Air Conditioner (Zhongshan) Co. Ltd. v. The Judges of the Federal Court of Australia  HCA 5, Australia’s High...more
Courts regularly praise private arbitration as a means of affording flexibility to the parties, reducing costs and time, and lessening the burden on the judicial system. In some cases though, arbitration clauses can present a...more
The United States Supreme Court has held that arbitrators, not courts, bear the primary responsibility for interpreting and applying a local litigation requirement of an investment treaty between the United Kingdom and...more
There is much to be learned from 2013. Below are five legal topics that made headlines last year, and should provide valuable guidance for managing labor and employment law issues in 2014....more
In Edwards v. Broadwater Casitas Care Center, 2013 DJDAR 15911 (2013), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District decided an interesting case involving the interplay of a petition for attorney fees...more
Key labor law developments of 2013 are reviewed here for employers to consider as they look ahead to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) developments in 2014. Employers should prepare to respond to the NLRB's continued...more
I. New Laws and Regulations -
A. Federal -
Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Federal Agencies Extend Definition of “Spouse” to Persons in Same-Sex Marriages. In United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675...more
A federal district court denied a motion to compel arbitration for claims for injunctive relief under California’s unfair competition law, Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and false advertising law but granted the motion as to...more
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently affirmed an injunction against the Delaware Court of Chancery’s arbitration program, finding that the confidential proceedings violate the First...more
Two changes to the School Code took effect at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year related to special education of which IEP teams should be aware.
The first change relates to transition plans. ...more
Key recent decisions in the BVI Commercial Court have shaped the applicability and enforcement of arbitration clauses and notably how they interface with BVI statutory remedies and liquidations.
Harneys take a look at...more
The Third Circuit ruled last week that Delaware’s Chancery Court could not offer its judges’ services as neutral arbitrators in its courtrooms, unless those arbitrations were open to the public.
In 2009, the Delaware...more
The upcoming Supreme Court term promises a series of significant decisions for employers. No less than seven cases (and potentially two more pending petitions) will have at least some impact on all employers this year. The...more
Looking back at the recently-completed 2012-2013 Supreme Court term, employers should have reason to feel good about how things turned out. In fact, of the six major decisions that impact employers and can be categorized in...more
I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – JOURDAN HAYNES & ILAN NIEUCHOWICZ -
Slander of Title: slander of title counterclaim barred by statute of limitations could not be brought as recoupment claim to avoid limitations because it...more
As the United States Supreme Court’s 2012-2013 term drew to a close at the end of June, commentators observed a continuing gradual but perceptible shift to the right by the Court. The Roberts Court is generally viewed as...more
Recently the United States Supreme Court issued long anticipated rulings in the first marriage cases to reach the high court – United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry. ...more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently closed its 2012 term with its usual headline-grabbing flurry of June decisions. Several of those decisions, as well as many more that received less publicity, will affect business interests. In...more
With cash-strapped court systems across the country making cuts that result in ever-growing dockets, achieving efficient dispute resolution through litigation is becoming more challenging. In California, one remedy could be...more
A police officer claimed his due process rights were violated when a partner in a law firm advocated on behalf of a department within a city at a non-binding arbitration. Subsequently a partner from the same law firm advised...more
As you may have heard, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals recently sent shockwaves through the labor relations world by holding that President Obama's "recess" appointments to the National Labor Relations Board...more
Most building contracts contain dispute resolution clauses which refer to arbitration. A dispute resolution clause can be mandatory - it can require arbitration - or it can be permissive - it can permit arbitration if all...more
Last year, around this time in fact, we wrote about the Federal Arbitration Act and the effect of AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011), on an argument under Wisconsin law about the unconscionability of an...more
Employers in California have been watching closely to see how courts will apply the United States Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011), which held that the Federal Arbitration Act...more
Welcome to the first of a new series of quarterly updates from Reed Smith on state tax developments in Massachusetts. Every three months we will be updating you on the key cases and administrative releases, as well as...more
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