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Beyond Credit Reporting: The Extension of Potential Class Action Liability to Employers under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Do not be fooled by its title: the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) reaches far beyond the realm of credit reporting and governs a broad spectrum of industries. Indeed, the provisions of FCRA apply to any business entity...more

How long do I have to bring my legal claim to court?

If you believe that you might have a legal claim and want to know how long you have to bring it to court, you will want to read this post! Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr., Esq. Phone: (508) 769-1359 or...more

I signed a general release effective in Massachusetts, can I now bring a claim against the party I gave the release to?

If you have signed a general release and are assessing the effect and/or ramifications or are considering signing any release presented to you to settle a claim, you will want to read this post! Contact: George E....more

Presentation - Social Networking: An Ethical Issues Update.

The ethical issues surrounding the use of social media in the legal environment is constantly evolving, making it very important for attorneys to keep abreast of recent decisions, regulatory initiatives and legislative...more

Comcast Corp. v. Behrend: Courts Must Assess Merits of Plaintiffs’ Damages Evidence at Class Certification

Yesterday, in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 569 U.S. __ (2013), the Supreme Court answered a looming class certification question left open by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. __ (2011): whether a putative class action...more

THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002 Section 806 -- Protection for Employees of Publicly Traded Companies Who Provide Evidence of Fraud

"Whistleblower Protection for Employees of Publicly Traded Companies.--No company with a class of securities registered under section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78l), or that is required to file...more

Former ESPN Zone Employees May Seek Payment of Back Pay as a Result of Disney’s Violation of WARN Act

The Disney Company violated the WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Act when closing the ESPN Zone restaurant and amusement facility in Baltimore by failing to provide terminated workers with full wages and...more

Rogers Towers: Recent Changes to Florida’s Wage Garnishment Exemption

Since the financial crisis of 2008, the economy has been improving, albeit at a slower pace than many would like, and the stock market has seen meaningful gains. However, unemployment is still relatively high and the...more

Fair Credit Reporting Act Is Applied to Data Broker Selling Personal Information Gleaned from Social Media for Employment...

In what the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) touts as “the first Commission case to address the sale of Internet and social media data in the employment screening context,” Spokeo, an on-line data broker, has agreed to settle...more

How should I prepare before filing a lawsuit?

If you are considering filing a lawsuit or whether to accept a settlement offer to resolve a lawsuit or potential claim, you want to read this post. Understand some possible ramifications of litigation before taking your...more

How Losing Your Job Impacts Your Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Yesterday Fox News reported that there was an increase in unemployment in a majority of the states. In this article I want to discuss how losing your job impacts your ability to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. First, one of the...more

U.S. Supreme Court Tips the Scales Back Toward Arbitration

In a ruling that has garnered significant interest among employers, the U.S. Supreme Court held on Wednesday that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts the California Supreme Court’s efforts to impose heightened...more

Wrongful Termination/Car Salesman - Loss of Purchased Vehicle - Deceptive Trade Practices Act Demand Letter

The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act requires that before filing suit a plaintiff send to a prospective defendant a demand letter. Each letter is different, just as each case is different. I try to not just threaten the...more

New Amendments to California Investigative Consumer Reporting Law Require Notice of Personal Data that Is Stored “Offshore”

During the final days of the 2009 – 2010 legislative session, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 9091 (“SB 909”) into law.2 SB 909 will require additional disclosures by investigative consumer...more

Legal information - News letter

Hemanth & Associates News letter with full of legal information, updates, tips and more. ...more

Wal-Mart Faces Class Action for Workers' Compensation Conspiracy

A class that could include as many as 6,900 Wal-Mart employees in Colorado is suing the retailer and its insurers in federal court for conspiring to interfere with their workers' compensation-related medical treatment....more

Age Discrimination Complaints in California - Which Government Agency Should An Age Discrimination Attorney Choose?

For California age discrimination lawyers and those discriminated against because of their age, there is a wide choice of government agencies at which to file an age discrimination complaint. With the list of acronyms for...more

On Dealing with Lien Claimants

You Need to Know How to Deal Appropriately with Lienholders Sure as God made little green apples, if you are recovering money for your clients you will be faced with liens. So, in a way, needing to know about lien...more

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