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San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
Contact: Carrie Ephgrave, Marketing Practice Group Manager
Phone: 415-362-6000
Fax: 415-834-9070
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  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
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  • Labor & Employment Law
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400+ Attorneys

Wisconsin Appellate Court Holds Management Policy Does Not Negate At-Will Employment Relationship

At-will employment is the default rule in Wisconsin. Employers may terminate for any reason or no reason at all. However, that relationship can be overridden by contract, in some cases inadvertently, through employee policies…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Third Circuit Rules that a Single Voicemail on a Cell Phone is Sufficient to Confer Standing for a TCPA Claim

In another court's journey into the murky waters of constitutional standing post-Spokeo, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that one single voicemail on a consumer's cell phone is sufficient to confer standing under…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Maine Court Holds That Expert Testimony is Required to Prove Causation in Legal Malpractice Action

Brooks v. Lemieux, 2017 WL 1056194 (Me. 2017) - Brief Summary - The Maine Supreme Judicial Court recently held that expert testimony based on supporting facts in the record was required to prove causation between an…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Professional Malpractice

UPDATE: Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Patient Can Sue Employer for Discrimination

On Monday, July 17, 2017, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") issued a decision in Barbuto v. Advantage Sales and Marketing, holding that an employee may sue her employer for handicap discrimination based on her status…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Form I-9 Released: Ensure You Are In Compliance By September 18th

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") published the newest version of the Form I-9 on July 17. The new Form I-9 replaces the version previously released on November 14, 2016. While the changes to the form are…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Rhode Island Superior Court Decision Holds that Employers Cannot Refuse to Hire Medical Marijuana Cardholders

The Rhode Island Superior Court recently issued a decision in Callaghan v. Darlington Fabrics Corp. holding that defendant employer violated Rhode Island's Hawkins-Slater Medical Marijuana Act ("the Act") by refusing to hire a…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

CFPB Rule Bars the Use of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses to Prohibit Class Actions; Some Members of Congress Vow to Take Action to Reverse

This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) adopted a final rule prohibiting a broad range of financial firms from using mandatory arbitration clauses to bar class action suits and received wide press coverage…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of $1.5 Billion Malpractice Claim Filed by Lenders Against Borrower's Law Firm Because it Owed No Duty to Lenders

Oakland Police & Fire Ret. Sys. v. Mayer Brown, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 11522, ___ F.3d ___ (7th Cir. 2017) - Brief Summary - Plaintiffs filed a putative class action against the defendant, a law firm that represented a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Professional Malpractice

Consumer Financial Services Newsletter - July 2017

Sixth Circuit Rings the Spokeo Bell in FDCPA Ruling Involving Discovery Statute Violation - In May 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on whether the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") created a right confering Article III…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

A Missing Massachusetts Promissory Note's Outsized Potential Impact on Foreclosures

In Zullo v. HMC Assets, LLC, the Massachusetts Land Court has issued a judicial about-face in deciding that a mortgage holder lacks standing to foreclose if that holder never possessed the mortgagor's original promissory note –…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

City of Miami Gets Green Light on Standing to Challenge Predatory Lending Practices Under the FHA

By a 5-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that under the Fair Housing Act ("FHA") the City of Miami has standing to sue two banks for predatory lending practices which negatively affect racial integration and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking

Sixth Circuit Rings the Spokeo Bell in FDCPA Ruling Involving Discovery Statute Violation

In May 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on whether the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") created a right confering Article III standing for plaintiffs in consumer litigation. The decision, Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S.Ct…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

A Cautionary Tale Regarding Case and Witness Preparation in Third Circuit TCPA and FDCPA Decision

In a cautionary tale for the defense bar, the Third Circuit recently upheld a consumer's TCPA claims and reversed summary judgment on the FDCPA claims in Daubert v. NRA, Nos. 16-3613 and 16-3629 (3d Cir. July 3, 2017)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Evans Vows to Take Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case to the U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court may soon answer the most significant question to arise under Title VII in recent years: is sexual orientation discrimination “sex discrimination” within the meaning of the statute? The case to watch: Evans v…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights

Happiness is not a Fresh Baguette: Failure to Redact Expiration Date Insufficient to Create Standing under FACTA

Happiness is not a fresh baguette…at least not for one FACTA plaintiff. In Crupar-Weinmann v. Paris Baguette America, Inc., the Second Circuit, in line with the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection
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