Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
NEWS & ANALYSIS
- NLRB changes longstanding rule for deferral to arbitration awards - The National Labor Relations Board has had a busy December with four major new developments. We have already reported on two of the...more
It is a truism that political risk to foreign investment increases in the vicinity of changes of power in host states, including where change comes about democratically. In one of many investment treaty arbitrations arising...more
The Minnesota Supreme Court today unanimously confirmed an arbitration award of over $600 million in punitive sanctions. Seagate Technology, LLC v. Western Digital Corp., (Minn. Oct. 8, 2014). Although the appellant argued...more
Both the House and Senate will return to Harrisburg this week for the first of two weeks of voting session in the month of October. They won’t return until after November’s election, when they’ll be back for one scheduled day...more
On July 31, President Obama issued an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose past labor violations. The order applies to new contracts for goods and services, including construction, valued at more than...more
On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (“Executive Order”) that requires contractors to (1) disclose recent violations of various workplace laws before being awarded federal...more
We live in a multipolar world, where development and investment
alike require reliable mechanisms for conflict resolution—to confront past problems and neutrally resolve future disputes.
Latin America is a vibrant...more
Recess Is Over: Supreme Court Strikes NLRB Appointments -
Why it matters: Striking a blow to the President and the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Supreme Court held that three recess appointments made by...more
Ever since 2003, when comprehensive legislation was passed to address abuses in the pursuit by the plaintiff’s bar of windfalls from massively overstated litigation claims regarding alleged construction defects in the...more
Today's order list does not include any opinions or any grants. But there are a couple of interesting denials. ...more
On May 5, 2014, the New York Assembly passed a bill limiting the use of arbitration provisions for employment claims by businesses that contract with New York State. The bill would prohibit New York state agencies from...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
Most of us were at least slightly frustrated by Washington’s inability to reach agreement over budget and debt limit issues in the past weeks and months. In fact this kind of dysfunction and brinksmanship has become more of a...more
Last night, the U.S. Senate confirmed a three-member slate of National Mediation Board (NMB) nominees, giving the NMB a full complement of members for the first time in over a year....more
The only new item of information revealed by Director Cordray during his appearance yesterday before the Senate Banking Committee hearing (in response to a question from Senator Elizabeth Warren) was that he feels “quite...more
The Third Circuit refused to vacate an arbitrator’s award, despite allegations that she failed to disclose contributions the defendant’s parent company had made to her judicial campaign and failed to disclose that she...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
The hectic lame-duck session of the Michigan Legislature has resulted in the resurrection of the state's once-and-future groundwater dispute resolution process. Michigan had originally passed similar legislation in 2003,...more
Introduction - The UK labour market is one of the least regulated labour markets among developed countries, with only the US and Canada having lighter overall regulation. Nevertheless, the UK government is concerned to do...more
In This Issue:
Court Blocks Election at American Airlines; NMB Clarifies Run-Off Election Rule; Pilot Required to Arbitrate FMLA Claims; Airline Did Not Regard Employee as Disabled under the ADA; and Recent NMB Results -...more
Governor Corbett last week signed SB 1321, which requires that Act 111 interest arbitration awards comply with a municipality’s Financial Recovery Plan under the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act (Act 47). The law becomes...more
On July 5, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Senate Bill No. 1321, designated as Act 133 of 2012 ("Act 133"), which amends the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act, P.L. 246, No. 47, as amended ("Act 47"), to (i)...more
The National Mediation Board (NMB) has published a revision to its previously issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) clarifying that it will authorize a run-off election only in elections where three or more options...more
Executive Summary: On May 22, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that it will hold a public hearing on June 19, 2012, and invited interested persons to share their views on its proposed rule changes relating to the...more
In This Issue:
IN DEPTH -- Growing Trend of Third-Party Litigation Funding Creates Mixed Opinions; ADR CONVERSATIONS -- JAMS Panelists Receive Prestigious ADR Award; ADR NEWS & CASE UPDATES; DOMESTIC FOCUS -- Good Faith...more
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