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A reminder about changes to tenant security deposits in Missouri

Missouri has a new law regarding tenant security deposits that will prompt a change in practice for most multi-family owners, developers and property managers…more
| Real Estate - Residential

Managers of insolvent Missouri LLCs have no fiduciary duty to creditors

Two recent federal court decisions establish that managers of financially troubled Missouri limited liability companies do not owe a fiduciary duty to creditors of their troubled enterprises. Imperial Zinc Corp. v. Engineered…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Home Depot directors prevail in cybersecurity liability claim

In our November 15, 2016, blog post, “Cybersecurity liability: Delaware has good news for directors,” we discussed an influential case that, while not directly dealing with cybersecurity, outlined the duty of oversight that…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

New actions based on ‘nothing artificial’ labels may be halted as FDA redefines ‘natural’

I previously wrote about Thornton v. Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, No. 4:16-CV-00158-JAR, in which the Eastern District of Missouri refused to dismiss a consumer fraud claim based on “nothing artificial” labels on boxes of Duncan…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

In new litigation, Amazon takes a stronger stance on counterfeit products

Amazon is taking a new aggressive stance against counterfeiters who use its marketplace — a sign that the massive online retailer’s tactics toward rights-holders may be turning from frustration to friendship. In two suits…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Court rejects contractor’s mechanic’s lien because of ‘intent’

The Illinois Court of Appeals’ recent decision in AUI Construction Group, LLC v. Vaessen highlights the need for careful planning in structuring development agreements, construction contracts, and the use of an easement as…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

‘I’m yours … and yours’: California Supreme Court puts restrictions on ‘dual agents’

The California Supreme Court just closed a loophole as to whether a salesperson’s duties to a buyer in a real estate transaction – when that salesperson’s broker is acting as a “dual agent” – includes the duty to learn and…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

9th Circuit opens door to damages against retailers carrying infringing works

One of the attractions of copyright law is that copyright owners can recover substantial damages (which can go up to $150,000 in cases of willful infringement) without having to prove actual losses. But generally these…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

11th Circuit better defines FTC’s ‘Unfair’ standard – The details are in the damage

In November 2016, the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit stayed a Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Final Order enforcing a complaint against LabMD related to the exposure of customer data. In the process of issuing the stay,…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FINRA forces firms into the weeds on security policies

The Securities and Exchange Commission continues to be active in the area of cybersecurity. A recent Letter of Consent issued by the agency’s Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) contained some startling new…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Are HR employees ‘investment advisors’ under the DOL’s fiduciary rule?

In April 2016, the Department of Labor promulgated final regulations that fundamentally changed the ERISA fiduciary rules governing advisors to retirement income investors. Though the rule is final, the new provisions affecting…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

[Webinar] The Elimination of Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses and the New Repayment Rates for Proprietary Schools - Dec. 8th,12pm CT

The fourth webinar in our "Decoding the FINAL Borrower Defense Rule" series will examine the ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers. We’ll discuss the impact of these rules on past and future…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Finance & Banking

[Webinar] Changes to Closed School and False Certification Discharge - December 6th, 12:00pm CT

In our third webinar of the "Decoding the FINAL Borrower Defense Rule" series, we’ll examine the changes the new regulation makes to the closed school and false certification discharge rules. In particular, we’ll focus on the…more
| Education, Finance & Banking

Missouri Supreme Court resets the rules for collecting leaking underground storage tank cleanup costs in litigation

An impactful decision from the Missouri Supreme Court will likely affect how leaking underground storage tank (“UST”) owners collect cleanup costs from the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund (“Fund”) in the future…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Energy & Utilities, Insurance

Election results widen gulf between federal v. state regulation of cannabis

Legal cannabis programs continue to spread to more states with every election cycle. On Nov. 8, 2016, Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota passed laws legalizing cannabis for medical uses, while California, Nevada, Maine…more
| Agriculture, Business Organizations, Elections & Politics
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