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Michigan Supreme Court Holds That the Federal “Rule of Reason” Applies in Evaluating the Enforceability of Noncompete Agreements Between Businesses | Industry Alerts

The Michigan Antitrust Reform Act (MARA) contains a specific provision, MCL 445.774a, that governs the enforceability of noncompete agreements between employees and employers. MARA does not, however, provide standards for…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts

New HIPAA Guidance on Ransomware Prevention and Recovery

A U.S. government interagency report indicates that there has been a 300 percent increase in the daily ransomware attacks in 2016 as compared to 2015. Ransomware is malicious software that, when introduced into a system, gives a…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Electronic Visa Update System (“EVUS”) required by U.S.A. for B-1/B-2 & B-2 Chinese Nationals after November, 2016 | Industry Alerts

Effective November, 2016, Chinese nationals, including nationals from People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau will be required to use an on-line enrollment system, referred to as EVUS to update biographic…more
| Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Canada to Increase Import Quota for EU Cheese, July 2016

Both Canada and the European Union (EU) are now in the process of ratifying and implementing The Canada and European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Under the terms of CETA, Canada will open for the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Electronic and Courier Delivery Coming to Ontario

After long anticipation from the franchise industry, the government of Ontario has finally amended regulations under the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (“Act”) to expressly allow a franchisor to deliver its…more
| Franchise Law

Homeowners Who Purchase Directly from Homebuilders May Seek Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees on Claims for Breach of the Implied Warranty of Workmanship and Habitability

Three things have long been settled law in Arizona regarding residential construction: (1) a homebuilder owes a homeowner an implied warranty of workmanship and habitability with regard to the construction of the home; (2) the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Defend Trade Secrets Act Signed Into Law

In an era of unprecedented integration and collaboration in the healthcare industry, providers, payors, contractors and patients are exchanging information at an ever expanding pace. This collaboration includes sharing best…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Canadian Government Seeks Input for Innovation Agenda

In September 2015 a new government was elected in Canada, on a platform of significant change. Its first budget, tabled last March, outlines its plan for implementation of that change. A significant part of the budget – upwards…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, Science, Computers, & Technology

Michigan Supreme Court Holds That Agency Principles Apply to Determining the Scope of an Arbitration Clause

It is well established that whether a particular dispute falls within the scope of an arbitration clause depends on the language of the parties’ agreement. In the recent case of Altobelli v Hartmann, the Michigan Supreme Court…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies That District Court Jurisdiction is Determined by Looking at the “Amount in Controversy” at the Time of the Complaint

Michigan district courts have exclusive subject-matter jurisdiction over civil actions when the “amount in controversy” does not exceed $25,000. So what happens if a plaintiff files a lawsuit in district court seeking damages…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Personal Injury

Governor Kasich Signs Bill to Legalize Marijuana for Medicinal Use in Ohio

On June 8, 2016, Governor John R. Kasich signed into law HB 523, which legalizes marijuana in Ohio for specified medicinal purposes. The bill moved swiftly through the Legislature as lawmakers acted to preempt a marijuana…more
| Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics, Health

NLRB Ambush Election Rule Withstands an Appeal

An employer-led challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s 2015 changes to union election rules has been rejected by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The rejection means that the controversial rule changes –…more
| Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Gypsum Industry Hit with New Canadian Duty Case

On June 8, 2016 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an anti-dumping investigation against gypsum board originating in or exported from the USA into Canada. The case was filed by Gypsum Canada Inc. of Mississauga…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act

Ontario’s new sexual violence and harassment law, the “Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, 2015” comes into force on September 8, 2016. The new law, which arises from the Ontario Government’s report, “It’s Never…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New IRS Audit Rules: Is Your Healthcare LLC Ready?

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “BBA”), which was signed into law in November 2015, contains significant changes to the way the IRS will audit partnerships beginning in 2018. These changes will also have far ranging…more
| Business Organizations, Health, Taxation
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