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ESOP Fiduciaries Are Not Entitled to a Presumption of Prudence

Fiduciaries of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are not entitled to a “presumption of prudence,” the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, released June 25, 2014. The Court…more

ERISA, ESOP, FIfth Third Bancorp v Dudenhoeffer, SCOTUS, Stock Drop Litigation

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SCOTUS Clarifies “Fraud on the Market” Procedure in Securities Class Actions

Investors suing for damages in a private securities fraud action under the U.S. securities laws must prove, among other things, that they relied on the defendant’s misstatement when they bought or sold a security. In Basic v…more

Basic v Levinson, Class Certification, Fraud, Fraud-on-the-Market, Halliburton

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DOL Issues Final Regulations Implementing the 2009 FMLA Amendments

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2009 addressed the new military leave requirements established in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (FY…more

DOL, Flight Crews, FMLA, Medical Leave, Military Caregiver Leave

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'Ralls' Decision Doesn't Alter CFIUS Voluntary Reporting Analysis for Foreign Investment in U.S.

A lot of attention has been given to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Court of Appeals) unanimously ruling against President Barack Obama relating to his order stopping Chinese…more

CFIUS, Compliance, Foreign Investment, Reporting Requirements

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Abstract Idea Implemented on Generic Computer is Not Patent Eligible

Patent claims that merely require generic computer implementation do not transform a patent-ineligible abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank, decided on Thursday,…more

Alice Corporation, CLS Bank, CLS Bank v Alice Corp, Generic, Patent Infringement

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Community Colleges Must Report Debt Revenue Loss By Friday Under Michigan Personal Property Tax Reform

Recent reforms to the Michigan personal property tax require community colleges to report their debt revenue loss to the Michigan Department of Treasury by September 5, 2014…more

Community Colleges, Personal Property Tax, Reporting Requirements

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USPTO Cancels Washington Redskins' Trademark Registrations

In a landmark case, the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six trademark registrations associated with the National Football League team, the Washington Redskins, finding that use of the term "redskin" is…more

Blackhorse v Pro-Football, Disparagement, Football, Laches, Native American Issues

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Michigan Affirmative Action Ban Upheld By U.S. Supreme Court

Michigan’s affirmative action ban, a Constitutional amendment enacted through referendum during the 2006 election cycle, was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The decision means that public entities, including public…more

Affirmative Action, Constitutional Amendment, Gender Discrimination, Hiring & Firing, Public Entities

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Process and Form of Filing Annual Qualifying Statement Revised

Earlier this month, the Michigan Department of Treasury issued Bulletin 6 implementing revisions to the application form and method of filing for the annual Qualifying Statement. The Revised Municipal Finance Act, Public Act 34…more

Annual Filings, Audits, Municipalities

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Michigan Ban on School Employee Union Dues Deductions Legal

In a split opinion Thursday, a federal appeals court cleared the path toward implementing a 2012 Michigan law barring public school employers from collecting union dues from their employees. …more

Public Schools, Union Dues, Unions

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Michigan Becomes the 24th “Right-To-Work” State

On March 27, 2013, the “right-to-work” bills, SB 116, now known as Public Act 348 of 2012 and HB 4003, now known as Public Act 349 of 2012, became effective. Also called Michigan’s “Freedom-To-Work” laws, the statutes make it…more

NLRA, Right to Work

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Right to Compute Tax Pursuant to Multistate Tax Compact Under Review in Michigan

Can a multistate corporation elect to use the Multistate Tax Compact’s apportionment reporting method in place of the Michigan Business Tax Act’s mandated formula without the Department of Treasury’s permission? The Michigan…more

Multistate Corporations, Tax Reform, U.S. Treasury

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New SEC Initiative Offers Municipal Issuers and Underwriters an Exit Strategy for Continuing Disclosure Violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Division recently announced a program intended to resolve violations of federal securities laws regarding continuing disclosures in bond offering documents. The program,…more

Compliance, Disclosure Requirements, Municipal Bonds, SEC, Self-Reporting

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Major Environmental Decision May Also Expand Right to Appeal In Other State Permitting Cases

A party challenging a state agency’s decision to issue a permit for a project may be allowed a second appeal of right, the Michigan Court of Appeals said in Natural Resources Defense Council v Department of Environmental…more

Appeals, BACT, Department of Environmental Quality, EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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No Federal RICO Option for Failed State Worker’s Compensation Claims

Plaintiffs who failed in their state worker’s compensation claim cannot sue their employers and their medical experts under federal civil racketeering laws, the en banc 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled…more

Bodily Injury, Physicians, Racketeering, RICO

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Michigan Becomes the Sixth State to Enact So-Called “Facebook Password” Law

As we alerted you on December 21, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill 5523, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA). On December 28, 2012, Governor Snyder signed the IPPA, which took effect immediately…more

Facebook, Internet Privacy Protection Acts, Passwords, Social Media

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Community Colleges Must Report Debt Revenue Loss By Friday Under Michigan Personal Property Tax Reform

Recent reforms to the Michigan personal property tax require community colleges to report their debt revenue loss to the Michigan Department of Treasury by September 5, 2014…more

Community Colleges, Personal Property Tax, Reporting Requirements

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New SEC Initiative Offers Municipal Issuers and Underwriters an Exit Strategy for Continuing Disclosure Violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Division recently announced a program intended to resolve violations of federal securities laws regarding continuing disclosures in bond offering documents. The program,…more

Compliance, Disclosure Requirements, Municipal Bonds, SEC, Self-Reporting

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Process and Form of Filing Annual Qualifying Statement Revised

Earlier this month, the Michigan Department of Treasury issued Bulletin 6 implementing revisions to the application form and method of filing for the annual Qualifying Statement. The Revised Municipal Finance Act, Public Act 34…more

Annual Filings, Audits, Municipalities

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Boost for Solar Energy in Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed into law amendments to The Illinois Power Agency Act aimed at promoting solar power in Illinois. Utilizing deposits in the Illinois Power Agency Renewable Energy Resources Fund, these…more

Energy, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy

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Michigan Court of Appeals Approves Health Benefits for Unrelated Co-Residents of State Employees

On January 8, 2013, the Michigan Court of Appeals, in a two-to-one decision, held that the Michigan Civil Service Commission could extend eligibility in the State Health Plan to “other eligible adult individuals” (OEAI) who are…more

Civil Service Commission, Equal Protection, Health Insurance, Marriage Amendment, Municipal Employees

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Hey Employers: Employee Social Media Passwords are (Mostly) None of Your Business (Not that You’ve Been Inquiring)

“Likes,” “tweets,” “hashtags,” and “wall posts” are all words that have quickly entered our lexicon through the continuing explosion of growth that is social media…more

Facebook, Online Privacy Protection Act, Passwords, Social Media, Stored Communications Act

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Process and Form of Filing Annual Qualifying Statement Revised

Earlier this month, the Michigan Department of Treasury issued Bulletin 6 implementing revisions to the application form and method of filing for the annual Qualifying Statement. The Revised Municipal Finance Act, Public Act 34…more

Annual Filings, Audits, Municipalities

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Supreme Court of India Denies Novartis Patent Application

In a landmark judgment delivered on April 1, 2013, the Supreme Court of India dismissed an appeal by Novartis AG, a Swiss pharmaceutical giant, to win patent protection in India for its cancer drug Glivec. The polarizing…more

Generic Drugs, Healthcare, India, Multinationals, Novartis

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What U.S. and Chinese companies need to know about U.S. export control laws applicable to China

According to a recently published report of the U.S. Congressional Research Service, the United States and the People’s Republic of China (‘China’) expanded economic ties substantially over the past three decades. Total…more

China, Export Controls, Exports, Extraterritoriality Rules, ITAR

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New SEC Regulations of Municipal Advisors and Underwriters Take Effect in July

Last fall, the federal Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) issued new rules (Rule) regulating municipal advisors and underwriters, now scheduled to become effective July 1, 2014. In 2010, President Obama signed into law…more

Dodd-Frank, Municipal Advisers, SEC

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President Obama Signs Equal Pay Actions

President Barack Obama took steps towards erasing pay disparity between genders on Tuesday by signing an Executive Order and Presidential Memorandum focusing on fair pay. The executive actions coincide with April 8 being deemed…more

Barack Obama, Disclosure Requirements, Equal Pay, Executive Orders, Federal Contractors

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SCOTUS Expands Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblowing Protections to Private Contractors of Publicly Traded Companies

Corporate whistleblower protections provided to employees of publicly traded companies by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act also extend to employees of the companies’ private contractors, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on March 4, 2014. The…more

Contractors, Lawson v FMR, Sarbanes-Oxley, SCOTUS, Subcontractors

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Significant Changes for Michigan Court of Claims

Parties engaged in litigation against the State of Michigan in the Court of Claims will do so under new jurisdictional rules that were signed into law on November 12, 2013. The law, PA 164, moves the Court of Claims from the…more

Judges, Jurisdiction

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Michigan Legislature Loosens Restrictions on Microbreweries

The Michigan Legislature passed long-awaited changes to Michigan’s alcohol laws with overwhelming support on Wednesday, and the bills are expected to be signed by the Gov. Rick Snyder. These changes will allow Michigan’s already…more

Breweries, Wine & Alcohol

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EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance On Pregnancy Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, its first comprehensive update on the subject of discrimination against pregnant…more

EEOC, Employee Rights, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Discrimination, Reasonable Accommodation

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Hey Employers: Employee Social Media Passwords are (Mostly) None of Your Business (Not that You’ve Been Inquiring)

“Likes,” “tweets,” “hashtags,” and “wall posts” are all words that have quickly entered our lexicon through the continuing explosion of growth that is social media…more

Facebook, Online Privacy Protection Act, Passwords, Social Media, Stored Communications Act

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Immigration Compliance Alert: Use Caution When Terminating H-1B Employees

An employer planning to terminate an employee on H-1B visa status needs to ensure that the termination is undertaken in compliance with not only the employment contract and applicable state and federal law, but also in…more

Corporate Counsel, DOL, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Contract, H1-B

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Michigan Supreme Court Issues Opinion on State’s Foreclosure Statute

Shortly before the end of 2012, the Michigan Supreme Court issued its first opinion in a calendar case on Michigan's foreclosure statute in nearly 20 years. In Kim v JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., --- Mich ----; --- NW2d ---- (Mich…more

Assignments, Foreclosure, Mortgages, Voidable

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EPA Proposes Change to Environmental Due Diligence Rule For Property Transactions

For the second time in a year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to amend the “all appropriate inquiry” rule under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Under…more

ASTM, CERCLA, Contamination, Environmental Assessments, EPA

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China’s Merger Control Regime

China's Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) took effect on August 1, 2008. Since then, the Chinese regulatory authorities have issued a number of implementing regulations and guidelines and developed enforcement mechanisms under the AML…more

DOJ, Google, Monopolization, Motorola

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Community Colleges Must Report Debt Revenue Loss By Friday Under Michigan Personal Property Tax Reform

Recent reforms to the Michigan personal property tax require community colleges to report their debt revenue loss to the Michigan Department of Treasury by September 5, 2014…more

Community Colleges, Personal Property Tax, Reporting Requirements

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Process and Form of Filing Annual Qualifying Statement Revised

Earlier this month, the Michigan Department of Treasury issued Bulletin 6 implementing revisions to the application form and method of filing for the annual Qualifying Statement. The Revised Municipal Finance Act, Public Act 34…more

Annual Filings, Audits, Municipalities

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Open Meetings Act Now Requires Additional Notice for Special Meetings

On December 27, 2012, Governor Snyder signed into law HB 5459, which amends the Michigan Open Meetings Act to add several new notice requirements for public bodies holding rescheduled or special meetings…more

Notice Requirements, Open Meetings Act

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How Michigan’s New Personal Property Tax Law Will Affect Municipalities

Recently enacted legislation provides clarity and relief to Michigan municipalities poised to suffer revenue loss as a result of personal property tax reform legislation enacted in 2012. On March 28 and April 1, 2014, the…more

Property Tax, State Taxes, Tax Reform

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New Michigan Public School Employee Pension Requirements Upheld

The 2012 law that changed Michigan public school employee pension requirements has been upheld by the Michigan Court of Appeals. The new requirements enacted in PA 300 of 2012 will remain in effect for the foreseeable…more

Employee Benefits, Pensions, Public Employees, Teachers

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DOJ Warns of Widening Probe in Automotive Industry

The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division warns that its wide-ranging probe into price fixing in the automotive industry is broader than previously announced. On February 15, 2013, Scott Hammond, Deputy Assistant…more

Automotive Industry, Bid Rigging, DOJ, Price-Fixing

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Labor Dept. Proposes to Extend FMLA Protections To Eligible Employees In Same-Sex Marriages

A rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor would extend the protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages regardless of where they live. The FMLA allows…more

DOL, Employee Rights, FMLA, Marriage, Same-Sex Marriage

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Out-of-State Companies Might Be Owed Tax Refunds Under Michigan’s Multistate Tax Compact Election Decision

A Multistate Tax Compact (MTC) election is applicable to both the net income base and modified gross receipts base of the Michigan Business Tax (MBT), the Michigan Supreme Court ruled in International Business Machines v…more

Corporate Counsel, Gross Receipts, IBM, Multistate Tax Compact, Tax Refunds

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Right to Compute Tax Pursuant to Multistate Tax Compact Under Review in Michigan

Can a multistate corporation elect to use the Multistate Tax Compact’s apportionment reporting method in place of the Michigan Business Tax Act’s mandated formula without the Department of Treasury’s permission? The Michigan…more

Multistate Corporations, Tax Reform, U.S. Treasury

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Agency Fees Can’t Be Required for Illinois Rehab Personal Assistants, SCOTUS Rules

The State of Illinois cannot require Rehabilitation Program “personal assistants” (PAs) who decide not to join a union, to pay compulsory union dues, commonly known as “agency fees,” the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Harris v…more

Collective Bargaining, First Amendment, Harris v Quinn, Healthcare, Home Health Care

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New Form I-9 Takes Effect Today

As we alerted you in March, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) released a new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, but allowed employers to continue using the previous version for a…more

Eligibility, Hiring & Firing, I-9, USCIS

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Export Controls in UK Offshore Centers

Many private equity and investment funds are organized as limited partnerships or companies of offshore entities. Similarly, companies may structure mergers and acquisitions by utilizing offshore holding entities. The British…more

BVI Business Companies, Choice of Entity, EU, European Commission, Investment Funds

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Summary of IC-DISC Tax Benefits

Interest-Charge Domestic International Sales Corporations (“IC-DISCs”) offer significant potential tax benefits for U.S. companies that export U.S. manufactured products or certain engineering or architectural services with…more

C-Corporation, Corporate Taxes, IC-DISC, LLC, Partnerships

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Immigration Compliance Alert: Use Caution When Terminating H-1B Employees

An employer planning to terminate an employee on H-1B visa status needs to ensure that the termination is undertaken in compliance with not only the employment contract and applicable state and federal law, but also in…more

Corporate Counsel, DOL, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Contract, H1-B

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Right to Compute Tax Pursuant to Multistate Tax Compact Under Review in Michigan

Can a multistate corporation elect to use the Multistate Tax Compact’s apportionment reporting method in place of the Michigan Business Tax Act’s mandated formula without the Department of Treasury’s permission? The Michigan…more

Multistate Corporations, Tax Reform, U.S. Treasury

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EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance On Pregnancy Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, its first comprehensive update on the subject of discrimination against pregnant…more

EEOC, Employee Rights, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Discrimination, Reasonable Accommodation

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Arbitration Agreements Can Be Used to Avoid Class Claims Under Labor Laws

Employers can avoid class claims by entering agreements that require individual arbitration, but they should review those agreements to ensure that they contain clear exceptions for employees’ right to pursue unfair labor…more

Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action, D.R. Horton, D.R. Horton v NLRB

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U.S. Supreme Court Enforces Class Action Arbitration Waivers Despite Claim That Cost of Arbitrating Exceed Potential Recovery

The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) does not permit courts to invalidate a contractual waiver of class arbitration where the costs of pursuing an individual federal statutory claim in arbitration would exceed the potential…more

American Express, American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action

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Illinois Legislature and Court Clarifies Confusion on Mortgage Requirements after In re Crane

A new Illinois law will close a loophole through which some mortgages could be subject to avoidance in bankruptcy. The loophole, created by U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s (C.D. Illinois) 2012 In re Crane opinion, allowed a bankruptcy…more

Chapter 7, Interest Rates, Mortgages, Trustees

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FLSA Collective Action Waivers In Separation Agreements May Not Be Valid In 6th Circuit

Employees discharged as part of a company restructuring can participate in a collective action lawsuit for unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) despite waiving their collective action rights in…more

Class Action, Corporate Counsel, Employer Liability Issues, Exempt-Employees, FLSA

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ESOP Fiduciaries Are Not Entitled to a Presumption of Prudence

Fiduciaries of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are not entitled to a “presumption of prudence,” the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, released June 25, 2014. The Court…more

ERISA, ESOP, FIfth Third Bancorp v Dudenhoeffer, SCOTUS, Stock Drop Litigation

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Labor Dept. Proposes to Extend FMLA Protections To Eligible Employees In Same-Sex Marriages

A rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor would extend the protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages regardless of where they live. The FMLA allows…more

DOL, Employee Rights, FMLA, Marriage, Same-Sex Marriage

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Supreme Court Turns FDCA Preclusion Argument to Pulp in Lanham Act Juice Case

Demonstrating compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling rules wasn’t enough for Coca-Cola to ward off a Lanham Act false-advertising claim by POM Wonderful, LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in POM…more

Coca Cola, False Advertising, False Claims Act, FDA, FDCA

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'Ralls' Decision Doesn't Alter CFIUS Voluntary Reporting Analysis for Foreign Investment in U.S.

A lot of attention has been given to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Court of Appeals) unanimously ruling against President Barack Obama relating to his order stopping Chinese…more

CFIUS, Compliance, Foreign Investment, Reporting Requirements

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New Exemption for Uncapping of Residential Property Tax Takes Effect December 31

Owners of residential property in Michigan, including cottages, wanting to transfer the property to a relative without uncapping the value for property tax purposes, may be in luck. The Michigan Legislature has adopted a new…more

Exemptions, Property Tax, Valuation

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Michigan Affirmative Action Ban Upheld By U.S. Supreme Court

Michigan’s affirmative action ban, a Constitutional amendment enacted through referendum during the 2006 election cycle, was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The decision means that public entities, including public…more

Affirmative Action, Constitutional Amendment, Gender Discrimination, Hiring & Firing, Public Entities

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“Duty to Preserve” May Include “Duty to Recover”

A company’s duty to preserve electronic evidence may include a duty to recover it if lost, even if the company did not intentionally destroy it, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled. But the defendant’s…more

Data Recovery, Data Retention, Discovery, Record Preservation, Spoliation

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Community Colleges Must Report Debt Revenue Loss By Friday Under Michigan Personal Property Tax Reform

Recent reforms to the Michigan personal property tax require community colleges to report their debt revenue loss to the Michigan Department of Treasury by September 5, 2014…more

Community Colleges, Personal Property Tax, Reporting Requirements

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Renewable Energy in Indian Country

On November 27, 2012, the United States Department of the Interior announced new final rules concerning leases for wind and solar energy development in Indian Country. For the first time, the rules will specifically address…more

Wind Power

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Summary of IC-DISC Tax Benefits

Interest-Charge Domestic International Sales Corporations (“IC-DISCs”) offer significant potential tax benefits for U.S. companies that export U.S. manufactured products or certain engineering or architectural services with…more

C-Corporation, Corporate Taxes, IC-DISC, LLC, Partnerships

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China’s New 3Rs-Warranty Policy for Domestic-Use Automobiles: An Overview

The “Provisions on the Liability for the Repair, Replacement and Return of Domestic-Use Automobile Products” (the “Provisions”) issued by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) took…more

Automotive Industry, Motor Vehicles, Warranties

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U.S. Supreme Court Enforces Class Action Arbitration Waivers Despite Claim That Cost of Arbitrating Exceed Potential Recovery

The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) does not permit courts to invalidate a contractual waiver of class arbitration where the costs of pursuing an individual federal statutory claim in arbitration would exceed the potential…more

American Express, American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action

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Agency Fees Can’t Be Required for Illinois Rehab Personal Assistants, SCOTUS Rules

The State of Illinois cannot require Rehabilitation Program “personal assistants” (PAs) who decide not to join a union, to pay compulsory union dues, commonly known as “agency fees,” the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Harris v…more

Collective Bargaining, First Amendment, Harris v Quinn, Healthcare, Home Health Care

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Right to Compute Tax Pursuant to Multistate Tax Compact Under Review in Michigan

Can a multistate corporation elect to use the Multistate Tax Compact’s apportionment reporting method in place of the Michigan Business Tax Act’s mandated formula without the Department of Treasury’s permission? The Michigan…more

Multistate Corporations, Tax Reform, U.S. Treasury

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Illinois Legislature and Court Clarifies Confusion on Mortgage Requirements after In re Crane

A new Illinois law will close a loophole through which some mortgages could be subject to avoidance in bankruptcy. The loophole, created by U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s (C.D. Illinois) 2012 In re Crane opinion, allowed a bankruptcy…more

Chapter 7, Interest Rates, Mortgages, Trustees

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Significant Changes for Michigan Court of Claims

Parties engaged in litigation against the State of Michigan in the Court of Claims will do so under new jurisdictional rules that were signed into law on November 12, 2013. The law, PA 164, moves the Court of Claims from the…more

Judges, Jurisdiction

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“Duty to Preserve” May Include “Duty to Recover”

A company’s duty to preserve electronic evidence may include a duty to recover it if lost, even if the company did not intentionally destroy it, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled. But the defendant’s…more

Data Recovery, Data Retention, Discovery, Record Preservation, Spoliation

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MOFCOM’s Pilot Program for Reviewing and Approving Foreign Investment Projects

The People's Republic of China Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) recently implemented a pilot program to optimize the procedure for reviewing and approving foreign investment projects by central MOFCOM. Effective May 28, 2014, all…more

China, Foreign Investment, MOFCOM

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New Pregnancy Accommodation and Payroll Card Laws Coming To Illinois

In the run up to Labor Day, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed two public acts into law that significantly impact Illinois employers. The first is a major extension of the Human Rights Act that enhances pregnancy discrimination…more

Employee Rights, Employer Liability Issues, New Legislation, Payroll Cards, PDA

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