Cullen and Dykman LLP

NCAA Allows Student-Athletes to Remain Eligible When Gauging NBA Career

Earlier this month, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (the “NCAA”) issued a rule change to allow student-athletes to test their draft status with the National Basketball Association (“NBA”) without losing their…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Education

Recent Amendments to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013

On October 26, 2015 and December 11, 2015, Governor Cuomo signed into law certain clarifying amendments (the “Amendments”) to the provisions of the New York Not-For-Profit Corporation Law that were enacted as part of the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Nonprofit Law

Florida State University Pays $950,000 to Settle Title IX Lawsuit

This week, James Ryan, a Partner at Cullen and Dykman LLP was featured in the Associated Press article regarding the highly publicized settlement between Florida State University (“FSU” or the “University”) and Erica Kinsman, a…more
| Civil Rights, Education

Interest Groups Support NCAA’s Anti-Felon Policy on Appeal

Recently, three interest groups filed an amicus brief to support the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (“NCAA”) policy that bars anyone who has been convicted of a felony from coaching in NCAA-certified high school…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Seattle Becomes First City in U.S. to Allow Uber Drivers to Unionize

In December, 2015, the Seattle City Council unanimously voted in favor of legislation that expressly permits drivers for Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services to unionize. Drivers for these companies, who are treated as…more
| Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

U.S. Senator Questions Whether U.S. Department of Education Has Overstepped Title IX Authority

Last week, U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, sent a letter to John B. King, Jr., the Acting…more
| Civil Rights, Education

California Federal Judge Rules Title IX Covers Sexual Orientation Discrimination

In December, 2015, a federal judge in California ruled that discrimination based on sexual orientation violates Title IX, broadly interpreting the statute that prohibits sex discrimination in colleges and universities…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Education

Six States File Amicus Brief in Transgender Teen’s Appeal to Use Boys’ Bathroom

Recently, the South Carolina State Attorney General filed an amicus brief on behalf of six states in support of a school board’s restroom policy that prohibits a transgender teen from using the boys’ restroom…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education

CFPB Issues Major Changes to HMDA Requirements

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has issued a final rule with major changes to Regulation C, which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (“HMDA”). Among other things, the new HMDA rule (“HMDA Rule” or…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

Banking Agencies Issue Advisory on CRE Lending

Federal banking agencies have advised banks to review their policies related to commercial real estate (“CRE”) lending in light of what the agencies believe to be an easing of CRE underwriting standards. The Board of…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

New Law Eliminates the Requirement for Financial Institutions to Mail Annual Privacy Notice if Certain Conditions are Met

A new law signed by President Obama on December 4, 2015 eliminates the need for financial institutions to send consumers an annual privacy notice if certain conditions are met…more
| Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Privacy

Wage Exemption Amount for Restraining Notices and Levies under New York State Law to Increase to $2,160 as of December 31, 2015

Under New York’s Exempt Income Protection Act (“EIPA”), certain funds in deposit accounts are exempt from most restraining notices and levies. One exemption under the EIPA is for an amount deemed to be protected wages, with the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

NRLB to Reconsider Unionization of Private College Graduate Students

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board (“NRLB”) voted 3 to 1 to reconsider whether graduate students who work as teaching assistants or research assistants at private universities are protected by the National Labor…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Fines May Increase More Than 80% In 2016

The recent budget Congress passed included a provision that allows the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) to raise its fines, which has not been adjusted since 1990…more
| Labor & Employment Law

UVA Fraternity Sues Rolling Stone Over “Rape On Campus” Story For $25 Million

Recently, the University of Virginia (“UVA”) chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity filed a lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine in Virginia state court for $25 million alleging defamation in connection with its ‘A Rape on…more
| Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Education
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