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Cleveland, OH 44114-2309, United States
Phone: 216.363.4500
Fax: 216.363.4588
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Delaware
  • Indiana
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
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  • China
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Medical Marijuana User’s Disability Discrimination Claim Survives Employer’s Motion to Dismiss in Massachusetts

In a decision that is the first of its kind, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts reversed the dismissal of a state law disability discrimination claim arising from an employee’s request for a reasonable accommodation in…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Labor Department Plans to Revise “White Collar” Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to revise its pending overtime rule, which would have more than doubled the minimum annual salary for workers in “white collar” executive, administrative and professional positions to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Intensifies Timing Pressure on Federal Securities Claimants

It is not uncommon for unnamed class members to opt out of the class when securities class actions veer toward settlement. They might deem the proposed settlement inadequate, and would prefer at that point to go it alone,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

InterConnect FLASH! No. 62 - Arbitration Clauses in IC Agreements: The Winds Are Shifting

Recently, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in a case of first impression (Oliveira v. Prime) further demonstrated the importance of choice of law provisions in Independent Contractor Service Agreements (“ICSAs”) as they relate…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

CSA Study Results Released

On June 27, 2017, the National Academy of Sciences (“NAS”) released its highly anticipated report on the Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (“CSA”) initiative as mandated by Congress in the Fixing America’s Surface…more
 /  Transportation

As Supreme Court Declines Opportunity to Review Closely Watched Union-Friendly Decision, Micro-Units Remain a Threat to Employers—For Now.

Representing the latest in a series of significant labor law developments in an already busy month of June, the United States Supreme Court declined to review the Fifth Circuit’s controversial, pro-union decision in Macy’s v…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

The Case Goes On, For Now: Seventh Circuit Holds Rule 67 Cannot Moot TCPA Class Action

In January 2016, the Supreme Court issued its Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez decision and definitely ruled that Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 could not be used to moot the claims of a named plaintiff. Prior to that ruling, courts…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law

Supreme Court Tightens Personal Jurisdiction Requirements

Determining whether a nonresident defendant is subject to a forum state’s jurisdiction became clearer on June 19, 2017, when the United States Supreme Court announced its decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Products Liability

DOJ Now Supports Enforcement of Employment Arbitration Clause

The U.S. Justice Department has abruptly reversed course in a U.S. Supreme Court case concerning an employment agreement that restricts employees from participating in class and collective lawsuits, arguing that a mandatory…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Swats Down the “Voluntary-Dismissal Tactic”

Let’s say you’re a plaintiff in a federal action and you’re seeking class certification. The district court denies your motion…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

June Kicks Off with a Flurry of Labor and Employment Law Developments and Activity

DOL Actions Undercut Obama Administration on Joint Employers and Independent Contractors In the past week, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) under new Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has moved to dismantle a series of the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

InterConnect - Spring 2017

Many, if not most, agreements between sellers of goods and logistics service providers (LSPs) contain a list of metrics that are used to evaluate various aspects of supply chain or provider performance. In theory, these metrics…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

NAFTA Watch Newsletter Vol. 4 - The Trump Administration’s Softened Tone on a NAFTA “Update”

This publication is our fourth installment in a series designed to provide our clients in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and related industries with monthly updates on any action taken by the Trump…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

No More Delays - Fiduciary Rule Applicable June 9

The delays are over; the Fiduciary Rule’s applicability date will be June 9, 2017. Accordingly, plan sponsors, and the financial services industry, should be prepared to comply with the rule beginning on June 9, 2017…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Sixth Circuit is Latest Appellate Court to Find Class Action Waivers Violate NLRA

On Friday, May 26, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals became the latest federal appellate court to weigh in on whether or not arbitration agreements that include class action waivers violate federal labor law, specifically, the…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
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