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Contact: Nicholas Connon

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Class Action Lawsuits Under California Civil Code 1747.8

Businesses who accept credit cards should be mindful of the restrictions under Section 1747.8 of the California Civil Code. Section 1747.8 prohibits retailers from requiring or even asking for personal identification information…more
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Terminating The Employment Relationship

Ten important rules to abide by when terminating the employment relationship…more
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Extortion Not Protected By Anti-SLAPP Statute

Section 425.16 of the California Code of Civil Procedure permits a special motion to strike any cause of action against a person “arising from any act of that person in furtherance of the person’s right of petition or free…more
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Expert Witnesses in International Arbitration

A lot of the debate about expert witness evidence in international arbitrations focuses on whether a ‘neutral’ Tribunal-appointed expert is preferable over party-appointed experts.1 While interesting, in the end it is a…more
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FLSA Opt-In Claim May Be Combined With State Class Action Claims

Section 216(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) provides that employees may file a collective action against their employer seeking wages and attorneys’ fees. Section 216(b) provides an employee is not bound by the…more
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Oral Statements Disclosing Employee Private Information May Be Actionable

To establish a cause of action for common-law invasion of privacy by public disclosure of private facts, the plaintiff must show that a private fact was publicly disclosed, that the disclosure would be offensive and…more
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Pregnancy Disability Leave In California

Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), an employer is required to provide a reasonable accommodation to a qualified disabled employee, unless the employer demonstrates that the accommodation would produce…more
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International Communications Under The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was amended in 2008 (“the Act”), the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence may jointly authorize a surveillance program intended to gather foreign…more
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US-Peru Free Trade Agreement Permits Parallel Court and Arbitration Proceedings

Section 3 of the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) entitles litigants in federal court to stay an action that is “referable to arbitration under an agreement in writing.” 9 U.S.C. §3. The Eight Circuit Court of Appeals was…more
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US Courts Lack Authority to Rule On Validity of Contract If There Is Valid Arbitration Provision

The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) provides that “a written provision in ..a contract evidencing a transaction involving commerce to settle by arbitration in a controversy thereafter arising out of such contract or transaction…more
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US-Based Company Lacked Sufficient Ties with the Republic of Austria to Fall within the “Commercial Activity” Exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”) provides U.S. courts, both state and federal, statutory jurisdiction over foreign states. 28 U.S.C. 1605(a)(6)(B). The FSIA provides foreign states immunity from suit unless one of…more
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Foreign Injunction Not Recognized By US Courts

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was recently asked to decide whether the district court erred in granting a foreign anti-suit injunction that prevented Motorola from enforcing a patent-related injunction it obtained in a German…more
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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Provides Sovereign Immunity

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure. The government may not conduct any searches without a warrant, and such warrants must be issued by a judge and based on…more
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U.S. Style Discovery in International Arbitrations

Parties involved in an international arbitration anywhere have an often unknown, but equally powerful, weapon at their disposal if their opponent, or evidence they need, is present in the United States. This is so irrespective…more
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New York Recognizes Foreign Judgment Despite Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

To make it absolutely certain that judgments from the courts of other countries are recognized in U.S. courts, the Uniform law commissioners promulgated the Uniform Foreign Money Judgments Recognition Acts (UFM-JRA). Article 53…more
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Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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Other U.S. Locations
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Other Countries
  • United Kingdom
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