Nevada Workers Compensation: Hearings and Appeals Overview
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In a recent EPA case, Natural Resources Defense Council, v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, a federal circuit court found against the agency’s decision to allow a product’s registration because of a rounding...more
On October 9, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a summary order, affirmed a district court’s admission of evidence at trial of a former employee’s misconduct, discovered after the employee’s...more
IRS Notice 2013-54 provides that an employer’s reimbursement of healthcare insurance premiums paid by an employee on an individual health insurance contract of the employee on a pre-tax basis (an “employer payment plan”) may...more
Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals recently reconsidered the duty to warn of asbestos-containing replacement parts that the defendants did not manufacture or place in the stream of commerce in Philip Royce May v. Air &...more
Notwithstanding Congressional gridlock on climate change legislation, cap-and-trade remains the tried and true efficient method for reducing air emissions. Although the acid rain provisions of the Clean Air Act are the most...more
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a long-awaited decision in the Georgia State e-reserves copyright case on October 17, 2014. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded to the District Court...more
Proponents of California’s high-speed rail project cleared a major hurdle this past week when the California Supreme Court declined to review a California Court of Appeals ruling which held that the state’s funding plan did...more
On October 6, 2014, the United States Supreme Court declined to accept an appeal involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)—the U.S. statute that criminalizes the bribing of foreign officials. The...more
In a crucial victory for transparency, a Florida state appeals court ruled on Oct. 21, 2014, that the law will not "condone hiding behind federal mediation" when municipal governments try "to thwart the requirements of the...more
According to its mission statement, Consumer Watchdog is a non-profit entity “dedicated to providing an effective voice for taxpayers and consumers in an era when special interests dominate public discourse, government and...more
On September 15, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a landmark decision strongly favoring debtors seeking to discharge tax debt in bankruptcy.
The case, Hawkins v. Franchise Tax Board...more
This updates our report last summer on a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) letter brief filed at the invitation of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Nigro v. Mercantile Adjustment Bureau, which...more
Appreciation of fine art can create challenging tax issues, but with proper planning collectors can minimize the estate, gift, and income tax consequences of their collections.
For taxpayers hoping to keep their works...more
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that an individual show that he or she was subjected to an "adverse employment action" in order to proceed on a claim of discrimination. Courts have defined "adverse...more
Monday, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in Khan v. Chowdhury, Case No. 13-1479. Notwithstanding the denial, this case is notable, as it highlights a recurring issue in preserving error for appeal: proposing...more
Federal Circuit Affirms Willful Infringement Judgment and Enhanced Damages Award -
In an October 14, 2014, decision, the Federal Circuit upheld a judgment of willful infringement and an award of enhanced damages...more
On October 6, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit entertained oral argument in the interlocutory appeal of the district court’s denial of Myriad’s motion for preliminary injunction against Ambry Genetics....more
The Ninth Circuit’s recent opinion in Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble Inc., No. 12–56628, August 18, 2014, US 9th Circuit, provides insight regarding courts’ treatment of Internet-based contracts of interest to those operating in...more
Courts that have confronted the application of the “prior express consent” requirement of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, see 47 U.S.C. § 227 – a.k.a., the TCPA – have in the main taken their cues from and adhered to...more
Insurance Coverage – Auto Exclusion for “Nonrelative Resident” not Permitted -
Court Of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (September 24, 2014)-
Many automobile policies have exclusions against coverage for...more
Safeco Ins. Co. of Ill. v. Beare, No. 4D13-3104, 2014 WL 4626851 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. Sept. 17, 2014).
The Fourth District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida denies an insurer’s petition seeking review of the...more
In Krys v. Farnum Place, the Second Circuit ruled that, in a Chapter 15 ancillary proceeding, a SIPA claim is within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States and its sale by the Foreign Representative must be...more
In Indio Police Command Unit Association, et al., v. City of Indio, et al. (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ---, Cal.App. 4th Dist. September 15, 2014) a California Court of Appeal confirmed the applicability of Meyers-Milias-Brown Act...more
In April 2014, the Florida Supreme Court, resolving the split in the Florida District Courts of Appeal, held that the Florida Civil Rights Act (“FCRA”) prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of pregnancy....more
In his August 15, 2014 decision in George v. Anishinabek (Police Service), Justice Doherty, on behalf of a unanimous Ontario Court of Appeal, allowed an appellant to raise a dispositive jurisdictional argument on appeal, even...more
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