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Court Rules That Creditors May Assert Full Amount of Claim Despite Partial Recovery From Third Parties

On June 23, 2014, a federal bankruptcy court in Nebraska issued an order in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Biovance Technologies, Inc. and William Edward Julien that granted American National Bank’s (“ANB”) motion for…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Florida’s New Data Breach Notification Law And What It Means for Florida Businesses

The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (the “Act”) became effective July 1, 2014 and replaced Florida’s previous data breach notification law. Under the Act, all Florida businesses must take “reasonable measures to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Supreme Court’s CTS Decision Will Have Limited Impact On Environmental Litigation

In a 7-2 decision, the US Supreme Court in CTS Corporation v. Peter Waldurger et al, ___ S. Ct. ____, 2014 WL 2560466 (June 9, 2014) upheld a North Carolina law known as a statute of repose which had barred tort claims by…more
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Immigration Options for the Employment of International Physicians

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will do many things to alter health care delivery in the United States. One thing it will not do, however, is significantly increase the supply of physicians. The new law calls for…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Immigration Law

More Legal Developments for the Construction Industry in the Southeast

Alabama - The Alabama Supreme Court reversed itself and concluded that faulty workmanship can constitute an “occurrence” under a commercial general liability insurance policy which triggers coverage for the insured. In a prior…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Insurance

Louisiana’s recent enactment of the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act

Following in the footsteps of several other states including Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin, Louisiana recently enacted the Personal Online Account…more
| Communications & Media Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

The Latest On OSHA's Attempts to Protect Whistleblowers

Section 11 (C) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) states "no person shall discharge or in any manner discriminate against any employee because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be…more
| Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

Consent is a Process, Not a Piece of Paper: Practical Advice for Documenting Conflict Waivers

Is it possible to practice law anymore, no matter your practice setting, without drafting or reviewing waivers of conflicts of interest from time to time? For those of us old enough to remember, back in the last century, there…more
| Civil Procedure

Employee Handbooks & Progressive Discipline Policies

1. Introduction. Under the “risk management” approach to human resources management, an employer should set the standards for its policies and practices at a level that it is certain it will enforce uniformly throughout…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Wage and Hour Lawsuits Continue to Increase

Once again, the number of new federal wage and hour lawsuits increased in the last year. That’s not a surprise to many of you, as you see the advertisements, daily media reports about overtime and minimum wage issues, proposed…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Dischargeability of Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy

Title 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8) of the United States Bankruptcy Code provides that, in order to obtain a discharge of an otherwise nondischargeable student loan, an individual in bankruptcy (the “debtor”) must establish that he and…more
| Bankruptcy, Education, Finance & Banking

Charter School Bill Passes House

Last week, the House of Representatives passed, in a 360-45 vote, legislation that would reauthorize charter schools. The measure, the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter School Act (HR10), would authorize $300…more
| Education, Elections & Politics

Can Any Sense Be Made of Senseless, Workplace Violence?

Sadly, the recent mass shooting by a disgruntled employee at a FedEx sorting facility in Georgia reminded the U.S. of the disturbing fact that the number of public shootings has been on the rise over the past several years. As…more
| Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Issues New Guidance for Consumer Credit Whistleblowers

On April 3, 2014, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued an interim final rule that establishes procedures and time frames for handling retaliation complaints under the Consumer Financial…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Consumer Protection

It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again: Yogi Berra On Information Security

It is Spring again, and the national pastime is in full swing. This year Spring also brought knowledge of the Heartbleed Bug – another threat to the security of information stored and transmitted online. And just as baseball is…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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