Snell & Wilmer

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Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2202, United States

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EEOC’s New Enforcement Guidelines Expand Employers’ Obligations Toward Pregnant Employees

In July 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), on a 3-2 vote, issued new “Enforcement Guidance” on pregnancy-related issues. These new Guidelines significantly expand employers’ obligations and expressly…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

A Subsequent Developer has no Ability to Force a Public Body to Call an Abandoning Developer’s Performance Bonds for Infrastructure Improvements.

The Arizona Court of Appeals decided on July 22, 2014 that a developer cannot compel a public entity to call its performance bonds to complete infrastructure improvements on a construction project that a prior developer…more
| Construction Law, Government Contracting

Colorado Supreme Court Revisits Rule Against Perpetuities

In March of this year, the Colorado Supreme Court revisited a fundamental doctrine of property law, which it described as “long cherished by law school professors and dreaded by most law students: the infamous rule against…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Releases Updated Operation Plan for Colorado River System Reservoirs

On August 13, 2014, the United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) released its latest Operation Plan for Colorado River System Reservoirs 24-Month Study. The study projects operations and water releases for major…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Full Credit Bid Rule Bars Recovery for Wrongfully Enjoined Lender

On June 30, 2014, Judge James A. Teilborg, a Senior District Judge in Arizona, ruled that Tri City National Bank (“TCNB”) was not entitled to bond money posted by the plaintiffs after TCNB was wrongfully enjoined from executing…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

The United States and Several Western Water Providers Enter into a Historic Agreement to Mitigate the Effects of the Drought Affecting the Colorado River System

The Colorado River and its extensive system of reservoirs and aqueducts that range from Wyoming to the Mexican border are being depleted by more than a decade of severe drought. As a result, the water levels in the two largest…more
| Agriculture, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Critical Takeaways

After many years of U.S. military mobilizations and overseas deployments since 2001, our clients have learned some valuable lessons about consumer rights and privileges triggered by military service. Here are some of the…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Military Law, Real Estate - Residential

Tax credit increases what’s available for historic renovation

In May, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law the Colorado Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act (also known as House Bill 14-1311). By substantially increasing the amount of funds available for the…more
| Finance & Banking, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Guarantors Remain Liable for “Carve-out” Obligations, Despite Non-recourse Loan

Believe it or not, guaranty contracts mean what they say. If a guarantor agrees to reimburse a lender for misappropriated security deposits, unpaid taxes, and the cost of enforcement, then – not surprisingly – courts will hold…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

General Counsel of the NLRB Opens the Door for Franchisors to be Liable for the Actions of their Franchisees

In a directive that has rocked the franchise world, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) Office of the General Counsel determined that McDonald’s USA, LLC, as the franchisor, could potentially be held liable…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

D.C. Circuit Validates EPA’s Consultation Process for Reviewing Clean Water Act Permits

On July 11, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Enhanced Coordination Process,” which was developed with the United…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

FDA Draft Guidance Aims to Clarify Appropriate Character-Space-Limited Social Media Use by Drug and Device Firms: Part One of Two

As technology continues to evolve, so do the ways in which patients and healthcare providers obtain information pertaining to medical products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thomas Abrams, Director of the…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Rethinking COBRA After Health Care Reform

The Health Care Reform Act made many changes to health plans, but one thing it did not do was expressly eliminate or change the COBRA rules. Although health care reform does not expressly change COBRA, it does, in many ways,…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

Governmental Power and Property Lines

On May 27, 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in Town of Dillon v. Yacht Club Condos. Home Owners Ass’n, 2014 CO 37. Overturning the rulings of both the trial court and the Colorado Court of Appeals, the…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

Guarantors Score Two Victories Before the Nevada Supreme Court

On May 29, 2013, the Nevada Supreme Court issued two decisions that all real estate lenders need to be aware of because they have the potential to eliminate the ability of a lender to recover a deficiency judgment from a…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential
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