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Broadening Split on Viability of Class Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements Invites SCOTUS

In the years following the U.S. Supreme Court’s AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion decision, more and more courts enforced class waivers in arbitration agreements based on the commands of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The National…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Political Speech in the Workplace

The upcoming presidential election between two larger-than-life characters, each capable of stirring intense emotional reactions from both sides, is sure to produce some spirited debate around the water cooler this fall. Many…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Diversity Visa ("Green Card Lottery") Registration

On October 4, 2016, registration for the Diversity Visa (DV) 2018 Program will begin. Conducted by the U.S. Department of State (DOS), the DV program provides a limited number of immigrant (permanent) visas each fiscal year…more
| Immigration Law

The October 2016 Visa Bulletin

The start of October means the start of a new fiscal year for the U.S. Department of State, with a new round of immigrant visa numbers for the permanent residency process. USDOS recently released the first Visa Bulletin of…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Do Not Pass Go: FERC Administrative Proceedings Remain First Stop for Market Manipulation Claims under the Natural Gas Act

Fraud and energy market manipulation have remained priorities of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Enforcement (OE) over the past several years. The agency has ramped up its investigative efforts, reporting…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Securities Law

Class Action Settlements at the Heart of Proposed Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23

Federal class action jurisprudence has been evolving rapidly over the course of the last 5-6 years, with several major U.S. Supreme Court decisions defining and redefining many aspects of class litigation. With the first round…more
| Civil Procedure

EIB Energy Highlights: FERC on Cybersecurity, Clean Power Plan Hearing Agenda, NatGas & Oil Exports Rise & More

Natural Gas - Natural Gas Outlook: U.S. On Track to be Net Exporter Q2 2017: Natural gas production and consumption are expected to rise this year due to increases in natural gas prices and LNG exports, as well as…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Early Days of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Should Your Organization Self-Certify?

On August 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce began accepting self-certification applications for the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. In the month that has followed over 100 companies (including Microsoft, Oracle and…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

August 8 Deadline for 7-Month, STEM OPT Extension

Due to recent changes in the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, F-1 students currently participating in the STEM OPT extension are eligible to apply for an additional 7-months of work authorization. The deadline to apply…more
| Education, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

FTC Data Security Standards: Final Order in the ASUSTeK Case; No Mercy for LabMD

The Federal Trade Commission, continuing its quest to be the enforcer of consumer privacy rights, has come down hard this month on ASUSTeK and LabMD for their failure to have adequate data security standards. Because the FTC has…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Torts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

European Parliament Passes Landmark Data Protection Regulation

On April 14, 2016, the European Parliament passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its companion, Data Protection Directive for Police and Criminal Justice Authorities. The GDPR is a comprehensive regulation…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

EU Article 31 Committee Approves EU-US Privacy Shield

EU Member States (the Article 31 Committee) approved today the EU-US Privacy Shield. The next step is formal adoption…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Another Challenge for Information Governance: The Defense of Trade Secrets Act

Good information governance requires not only protecting the security of sensitive and proprietary information; it often requires pursuing legal action against those who threaten the secrecy and value of a company’s trade…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Defeated North Carolina Class Action Ultimately Results in Victory for Landowners – NCDOT Loses Map Act Fight

What began several years ago as a defeated attempt at a class action against the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) ultimately resulted in a win this month for plaintiff landowners in Kirby v. NCDOT (No…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Real Estate - Residential, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

U.S. Government Petitions to Join Data Privacy Litigation Against Facebook in Ireland

On June 13, 2016, the United States government asked the Irish High Court to be joined as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the case brought by the Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems against Facebook attacking the use of…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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