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Supreme Court Leaves Door Open to Class Action Settlement Offer Pick-Off Defense

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 577 U.S. --- (2016), that a lawsuit is not moot after a plaintiff declines to accept an offer of judgment made by the defendant pursuant to Federal Rule of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection

The New EU-US Privacy Shield: Safe Harbor 2.0

Two days after the expiration of the informal deadline to replace the Safe Harbor Framework invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union in October 2015, the EU and US have come to terms on a new framework—the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Tacoma’s New Minimum Wage and Paid Leave Laws Now in Effect

As of February 1, 2016, employers with employees who work in Tacoma must comply with two new legal requirements. First, employers must pay employees who work in Tacoma a minimum wage of $10.35 per hour, rather than the state…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Data Breach Notification Law in California and Across the Nation Continues to Evolve

In four of the last five years, California’s legislature has updated its data breach notification law, expanding its scope and making the required notifications more specific. This year, the legislature passed three separate…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Quarterly Investment Update – 4th Quarter 2015

As we enter 2016, we want to thank you for the continued trust and confidence you place in Perkins Coie Trust Company. On the investment front, we anticipate continued stock market volatility this year as diverging global…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Food Litigation Newsletter

RECENT SIGNIFICANT FILINGS - Courts Lift Stays After FDA Stalls in Giving Guidance on ECJ - Perera v. Pac. Foods of Or., Inc., No. 3:14-cv-2074 (N.D. Cal.): In this putative class action alleging violations of…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

2016 Changes in Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Thresholds, Clayton Act Section 8 Interlocking Directorates Thresholds

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on January 21, 2016 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, Consumer Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions

Arizona Supreme Court Affirms ADWR’s Approval of Mining Company’s Request to Sever and Transfer Its Surface Water Rights

The Arizona Supreme Court, in Arizona Department of Water Resources v. Hon Crane McClennen in and for the county of Maricopa, No. CV-15-0223-SA, reversed a ruling from Judge McClennen of the Superior Court of Maricopa County on…more
| Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Decision 2016: Is Your Company Ready?

The 2016 election season is fast approaching. As companies begin to plan their political participation for the coming year, government affairs staff and compliance counsel should closely consider whether there are any…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

United States Lifts Certain Sanctions Against Iran, With Limited Impact on U.S. Companies

The United States suspended certain “secondary sanctions” against Iran that apply to non-U.S. companies for transactions that take place outside of the United States and do not involve U.S. persons on “Implementation Day,”…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Maritime Law

Food Litigation Newsletter

This newsletter aims to keep those in the food industry up to speed on developments in food labeling and nutritional content litigation. RECENT SIGNIFICANT RULINGS - Court Rejects Class Settlement Bid in MSG Case…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Congress Enacts Federal Permitting Improvements to Speed Infrastructure Projects

Congress enacted the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, also known as the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (the FAST Act) on December 4, 2015. A part of the FAST Act, Title XLI—Federal…more
| Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

CEQA Year In Review 2015

In 2015 the California appellate courts continued to chart new ground as they grappled with some of CEQA’s most difficult and controversial questions. The Supreme Court of California led the way, issuing four opinions on hotly…more
| Construction Law, Environmental Law, Government Contracting, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Delaware Corporation’s “Exclusive-Forum” Bylaw

In Roberts v. TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., 358 Or. 413, __ P.3d ___, 2015 WL 8539902 (Dec. 10, 2015), the Oregon Supreme Court unanimously held that a Delaware corporation’s “exclusive-forum” bylaw, which required that all…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Capital Gains Tax Exclusion for Certain New Investments in Small Businesses Made Permanent

President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act) on December 18, 2015. Among other provisions, the PATH Act provides that the 100 percent exclusion from gross income of certain…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation
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