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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Fall 2017

by LeClairRyan on

Our attorneys have published the Fall 2017 edition of LeClairRyan's Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief. In this issue: - Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgement to Five Years - Revised Form I-9 Released:...more

How Will Proposed Reforms to the Civil Code in Japan Impact Cross Border Business? - Focusing on New Rules for Adhesion Contracts...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Anyone forming contracts with Japanese businesses or consumers beware: The Civil Code in Japan is likely to face the largest reforms since it became effective in 1898. On April 14, 2017, sweeping reforms to the Civil Code...more

Japan Legal Update - Volume 25 | May 2017

by Jones Day on

Bill to Partially Amend the Civil Code was Passed by the House of Representatives - On April 14, 2017, the House of Representatives passed a bill to partially amend the Civil Code ("Bill"). The Bill is under deliberation in...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19688 - State v. Lee - Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions: AC38222 - Robinson v. Robinson - Only alimony paid by a non-party / former spouse it taken into...more

The $100 Million Question is Answered With Extrinsic Evidence, Not Contra Proferentem

by Murtha Cullina on

Last October, we reported on the issues at stake in Gold v. Rowland, the class action that claims that Connecticut state employees were members entitled to shares of stock when their insurer, Anthem, demutualized in 2001. The...more

New Jersey Court Compels Arbitration, Declines To Appoint Substitute Arbitrator Despite “Exorbitant” Administrative Fee

by Carlton Fields on

Terra Finance LLC brought an action to compel arbitration. Defendant Acrow Corporation moved to dismiss the action under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6), arguing that the arbitration clause was unconscionable, and therefore...more

Chris Lazarini Analyzes Right to Jury Under Section 4 of Federal Arbitration Act

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Bass, Berry & Sims Chris Lazarini analyzed a case outlining when a party is entitled to have a jury decide issues related to the making or enforceability of an arbitration agreement. ...more

Louisiana Rejects Arbitration Clause In Contract Of Adhesion

The Supreme Court of Louisiana refuses to send customers who were injured while playing at Sky Zone to arbitration, finding that the arbitration clause “is adhesionary and therefore unenforceable”. Duhon v. Activelaf, LLC,...more

California Court of Appeal Reinforces Prior Holdings and Allows Employer to Enforce Arbitration Award in Contract of Adhesion

by Selman Breitman LLP on

In Da Loc Nguyen v. Applied Medical Resources, No. G057702 (Cal. Ct. App. October 14, 2016) (hereinafter “Nguyen”), the California Court of Appeal upheld a ruling compelling arbitration of plaintiff’s individual claims...more

The Dennis Decision: A Shot Across the Bow for Hospitals

by Williams Mullen on

A recent Virginia court decision questions the reasonable value of health care services and creates a challenge to debt collection efforts by hospitals. In March, the Circuit Court for Henry County, Patrick County, and the...more

Contra Proferentem Doesn’t Always Mean ‘Against the Insurer’

by Zelle LLP on

Despite best efforts, ambiguities are inevitable in contracts. The doctrine of contra proferentem shifts the risk of ambiguity to the party that drafted the contract. The doctrine is frequently applied against insurers where...more

New Jersey Rejects Contractual Shortening of Limitations Period

by Morgan Lewis on

The New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision forbids employers from contractually shortening the two-year limitations period under the state’s Law Against Discrimination. In a decision issued on June 15 that reversed two...more

Employers Cannot Shorten Time Frame to Bring Claims Under N.J. LAD

In a decision issued yesterday in Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Company, the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled that provisions in employment agreements shortening the limitations period for bringing claims under the New...more

Statute of Limitations for New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Claims Cannot Be Shortened By Contract

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Supreme Court of New Jersey rules that employers may not shorten the statute of limitations for claims of discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination via private contract. The...more

Carbajal v. CWPSC Decision Provides Guidance for Drafting Employment Arbitration Agreements

by McManis Faulkner on

On February 26, 2016, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, issued its decision in Carbajal v. CWPSC, Inc., invalidating an employment arbitration agreement due to a number of provisions the Court considered...more

Employment Law - March 2016 #3

New EEOC Suits: Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Violates Title VII - Why it matters - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a pair of landmark lawsuits alleging sex discrimination based...more

Alert: New York District Court Articulates New Test for Assessing the Validity and Enforceability of Online Agreements

by Cooley LLP on

In April 2015, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York defined a new category of online agreement, the "sign-in-wrap" agreement, which it distinguished from clickwrap agreements. The court then...more

Russian Court Terminates Lease Agreement Using “Adhesion” Doctrine

by Morgan Lewis on

The Russian Commercial Court recognizes a tenant’s right to terminate a lease agreement based on the “adhesion” doctrine and unequal bargaining power. The current financial crisis in Russia is prompting some tenants to...more

Back to Google’s Backyard: Forum and Venue Clause Enforced to Dismiss Putative Class Action

by BakerHostetler on

For most corporations, standard forum and venue “home court advantage” clauses are par for the course. For companies with an expansive reach like Google’s, they are essential. Google has long included these clauses in its...more

Employment Contract’s Choice-Of-Law Provision Governs Question of Arbitrability, Court of Appeal Rules

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In Harris v. Bingham McCutchen, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District held that the drafter of an adhesion contract could not avoid the contract’s choice-of-law provision in determining the enforceability...more

Distribution in China – Legal Issues Part IV. Drafting the Distribution Contract

by McDermott Will & Emery on

“Distribution in China – Legal Issues” is a four-part series. Part I discussed the business models and legal structures most commonly used for distribution in China. Part II looked at important issues to consider in the...more

Recent Maverick Ruling in CA Appellate Court Finds Concepcion Does Not Overrule Gentry

Although the U.S. Supreme Court in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion found that the Federal Arbitration Act preempted California’s Discover Bank rule, which invalidated class action waivers in arbitration agreements in consumer...more

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