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Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit (CAFC) Issues Decision In U.S. v. Trek Leather – Corporate Officer Held Liable

Yesterday, the CAFC issued its en banc decision in the U.S. v. Trek Leather case. The Court held the President of the company liable for gross negligence due to his own actions, even if he is an agent of the company…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Employers Must Pay for Employees’ Work-Related Personal Cell Phone Use

On August 12, 2014, the California Court of Appeal held that, when employees must use their personal cell phones for work-related calls, their employer is required to reimburse a reasonable percentage of their cell phone bills,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

President Obama Signs Two Executive Orders Impacting Federal Contractors

Aiming to “crack down on federal contractors who put workers’ safety and hard-earned pay at risk,” on July 31, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (“Executive Order”), which…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Supreme Court Invalidates President Obama’s NLRB Recess Appointments

Previously, the NLRB found that employer Noel Canning unlawfully refused to reduce to writing and sign a collective-bargaining agreement the terms of which it had orally agreed to. The NLRB ordered Noel Canning to sign that…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Sale of Clippers Will Cost Sterlings Significant Income Taxes

People who do not think that Donald Sterling is being impacted sufficiently by the NBA fine and being forced to sell the Los Angeles Clippers are not taking into account the significant federal and California income taxes that…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Taxation

Hey Kids, Let’s Have An Advance Health Care Directive

The recent death of Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney immediately was followed by a fight over the disposition of his remains. While Mr. Rooney’s body remained at a funeral home, various factions within his family fought for the…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Bankruptcy Protection for Inherited IRA

The already complicated subject of how to handle Individual Retirement Accounts following the death of an IRA holder just got a little more complicated with the recent Supreme Court decision in Clark v. Rameker. The issue in…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

California Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements; Rules PAGA Waivers are Unenforceable

On June 23, 2014, in a highly-anticipated decision, the California Supreme Court held that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable, but an employee’s right to bring a representative action under…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Severance Agreements Under Attack by the EEOC

Two recent lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) underscore the federal agency’s intent to continue, and even expand, its attack on severance agreements. Generally, a severance agreement offers a…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Tips For Conducting An Internal Investigation

Perhaps your computer system was hacked. Maybe you opened a container to find goods in it that did not belong to you (thank goodness they were not dangerous) or perhaps no goods but evidence people lived in the container while…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Coldwater Creek Bankruptcy: Suppliers, Consider Remedies

On April 11, 2014 Coldwater Creek filed in Delaware for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. It follows filings in 2014 by Dots, January in New Jersey, and Ecko, April in New Jersey. For retailers, the most common motivation is…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Corporate Officers Becoming Liable for Negligent Acts Is Reconsidered

In July 2013, the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) was announced in United States v. Trek Leather, Inc. and Harish Shadadpuri, Case No. 2011-1527 (July 30, 2013). Harish Shadadpuri (Shadadpuri) was…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, International Law & Trade

Proposed NLRB Union Election Rules Significantly Reduce Employers’ Response Time to Union Organizing

Recently, a majority of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board), now at full strength with five members, announced its new proposal for restructuring the existing union election process. The proposed rules’ stated…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Cybersecurity Update – How Are You Impacted?

On February 12, 2014, the Obama Administration released the long-awaited Cybersecurity Framework: “a voluntary how-to guide for organizations in the critical infrastructure community to enhance their cybersecurity” (the…more
| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

Did You Do Enough to Protect Your Trade Secrets?

On January 21, 2014, Mozaffar Khazaee, a naturalized American who maintained dual citizenship with his native Iran, was indicted in Connecticut on two counts of interstate transportation of stolen property, which carries with it…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property
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