Perkins Coie

131 S Dearborn Suite 1700
Chicago, Illinois 60603, United States

Contact: Sarah DiCaro

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Insurance Coverage for Businesses Affected by Winter Storm Juno

As the northeastern United States digs out from Winter Storm Juno, it is time for businesses and property owners to assess any damage suffered from the storm and analyze their property insurance policies in order to properly…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

U.S. Supreme Court Tells Cities to Explain a Cell Tower Denial in Timely Fashion, Even if in a Separate Document

The tension between demand for high-quality, ubiquitous cell phone service and opposition to cell towers in residential neighborhoods has resulted in significant disputes between wireless carriers and municipalities over siting…more
| Communications & Media Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Ruling Applies RCRA to Dairy Practices for the First Time

Community Ass’n for Restoration of the Envt. v. Cow Palace, The Dolsen Companies, and Three D, Case No. 13-3016 (E.D. Wash.) On January 14, 2015, Judge Thomas O. Rice of the Eastern District of Washington ruled that the…more
| Agriculture, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

2015 Changes in Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Thresholds, Clayton Act Section 8 Interlocking Directorates Thresholds

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced January 15, 2015 that the reporting thresholds under Section 7A of the Clayton Act, known as the Hart-Scott-Rodino (H-S-R) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the Act), will be…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

Food Litigation Newsletter - January 2015

In This Issue: - RECENT SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS AND RULINGS ..Extra Virgin Olive Oil Complaint Beats Motion to Dismiss ..Honest Tea Defeats Motion to Dismiss ..Gerber Wins Summary Judgment in…more
| Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Food Litigation Newsletter - December 2014 # 3

In This Issue: - RECENT SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS AND RULINGS ..“Wildly Nutritious” Fruit Lawsuit Ends With Dole’s Victory on Summary Judgment ..Chocolate Case Tapered and Stayed Pending Ninth Circuit’s…more
| Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Terrorism Insurance: Steps for Policyholders After TRIA’s Reauthorization

Reacting quickly to the concerns of the business community and insurance policyholders, the 114th Congress voted overwhelmingly to approve the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TRIA). On January 12,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Family Office Key Employees’ Use of Employee Investment Trusts

Recent Development - Family office key employees have new flexibility under recent SEC guidance regarding the nature and range of persons who can properly be involved in the administration of their trusts…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Data Breach Plaintiffs Survive Dismissal Against Target

Target’s 2013 data breach has generated over 100 consumer lawsuits, which were consolidated last year before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. On December 18, 2014, Judge Paul A. Magnuson issued a decision…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

NLRB Complaints Claim McDonald’s USA is “Joint Employer” Liable for Labor Violations by Its Franchisees

The Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued 13 complaints, on December 19, 2014, against McDonald’s franchisees and their franchisor, McDonald’s USA, LLC (McDonald’s USA), involving…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

Russia, Venezuela and North Korea: U.S. Trade Sanctions Expand in International Markets

During the same week that President Barack Obama announced sweeping changes in the diplomatic and trade relationships between the United States and Cuba, the president signed congressional legislation authorizing additional…more
| Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential

California Supreme Court Poised To Decide Key CEQA Questions: The Court’s Lineup For 2015

The California Supreme Court’s involvement in CEQA cases has been relatively limited since he statute’s enactment in 1970, with the court taking  review of at most one or two appellate court decisions a year.  The last two years…more
| Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation

Federal Court Invalidates San Francisco Tenant Relocation Requirements

The Northern District of California has struck down part of San Francisco’s rent control ordinance as an unconstitutional taking under the Fifth Amendment in Levin v. City and County of San Francisco, Dist. Court, ND California…more
| Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

Commercial Buildings in D.C. Face Potential Big Property Tax Increases Due in 2015

Landlords and tenants of commercial buildings in the District of Columbia should brace for potentially significant increases in their property taxes payable in 2015 and future years. The District of Columbia Office of Tax and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

San Francisco Enacts Retail Workers Bill of Rights

Some retailers in San Francisco will need to set work schedules two weeks in advance or face stiff penalties under a new law that goes into effect in 2015. San Francisco’s recently enacted Retail Workers Bill of Rights will…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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