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West Virginia enacts significant amendments to debt collection law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Significant changes to West Virginia’s debt collection law will take effect on July 4, 2017.  Senate Bill 536, approved by the state’s governor on April 21, 2017, includes the following amendments...more

When You Want the Best Car Accident Attorney

by Howard Ankin on

The number of automobile accidents and the rates of injuries and fatalities are on the rise throughout the country. When a driver, passenger, or pedestrian are involved in an automobile accident, it is important to retain a...more

Revisiting the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act – Again

For the second time in two years, West Virginia’s legislature passes a bill to modify the state consumer protection law....more

Farewell to J. Geils – Final Compliance Function Lessons from Wells Fargo

by Thomas Fox on

You may not recognize the full name, John Warren Geils Jr., but you probably do recognize the name J. Geils, as in the J. Geils Band, who died this week. J. Geils was ubiquitous in the 70s and early 80s with, as noted by an...more

Legal and Compliance Coordination – An Essential Foundation to an Effective Compliance Program (Part IV of IV)

by Michael Volkov on

Here is a profound grasp of the obvious – Lawyers can be difficult people. Some like to condemn the profession in its entirety (and carry with them a collection of lawyer jokes). As an attorney, I beg to differ. Many...more

Law Firm Data Breaches Demonstrate the Expanding Scope of Cyber Attacks

In a case of “cyber meets securities fraud,” the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) recently indicted three foreign nationals on charges of insider trading, wire fraud, and computer...more

California Supreme Court Limits Attorney-Client Privilege for Lawyer Invoices

by Perkins Coie on

In a 4-3 decision, the California Supreme Court ruled that attorney invoices submitted to public agencies are not categorically exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records Act. Los Angeles County Board of...more

A Possible New Year’s Hangover for Multistate Employers With California Employees

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Multistate employers with headquarters located outside California may wake up to a rude surprise on January 1, 2017, as a result of a new California Labor Code law affecting their employment agreements with California...more

California Restricts Choice of Law and Venue Selection Clauses in Employment Agreements

by White & Case LLP on

On September 25, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1241 into law, adding Section 925 to the California Labor Code. This new California law prohibits an employer from requiring California employees to agree to...more

Ohio Supreme Court Amends Attorney Rules Of Professional Conduct To Specifically Allow Attorneys To Provide Legal Services To...

by Reminger Co., LPA on

As previously reported in a Reminger Report back in September of this year, in June of 2016 the Ohio legislature passed a law to allow medical marijuana in Ohio. The law, which was passed was significantly more stringent...more

10 Questions to Ask your Law Firm Vendor Management Program (Part 1)

Law firms providing mortgage servicer clients default-related legal services are vendors, and financial services companies need to treat them as such. Not only that, law firms often interact directly and continuously with...more

How Pro Bono Contributes to a Successful Career

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

One of the essential elements of what makes practicing law a profession ... is the commitment of every lawyer to uphold the law and contribute to access to justice. A Different View - We respectfully suggest...more

Initiative to Improve Quality After Discharge: New Caregivers’ Laws

This month Indiana, Illinois, California, Oregon, and New Hampshire join 11 other states with newly effective Care Advise Record Enable (CARE) laws requiring hospitals to give patients the opportunity to designate caregivers...more

Preparing for NTSB Investigative Interviews

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Those who face investigative interviews before the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) should be fully aware of the applicable rules and regulations. Key topics relating to NTSB investigative interviews include...more

Employee's Retention of Separate Counsel in Radio Station Prank Death Suit Ruled Unnecessary -- Fee Claim Rejected

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In Carter v. Entercom Sacramento LLC, the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District decided a case involving a fee claim made by an employee. The fees were generated in litigation that arose from a fatal...more

State of Iowa v. Rodney Lee Bean Affirms Need for Oversight of a Representative Under Power of Attorney

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

A recent criminal case, State of Iowa v. Rodney Lee Bean, Court of Appeals of Iowa, No. 3-494/11-1828 (September 5, 2013), shows us how elderly individuals can be easily abused, both physically and financially....more

Weekly Law Resume - August 15, 2013: A Homeowner’s Lawyer May Not Attend HOA Meetings Without HOA Approval

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

SB Liberty, LLC v. Isla Verde Association, Inc. - Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One (May 22, 2013) - In 2006, Gregg and Janet Short purchased a home in the Isla Verde residential community...more

Employer's Back Door Settlement Of FLSA Claim Backfires

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

An employer's settlement of a Fair Labor Standards Act claim directly with a former employee rather than with the former employee's attorney was invalid and should not have been approved by the federal district court,...more

Appellate Notes: Recent Decisions of the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts - January 2013

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

In This Issue: -AC31211 - Aguinaldo v. Warner -AC33771 - Thompson Gardens West Condominium Assn., Inc. v. Masto -AC33850 - Unifund CCR Partners v. Schaeppi -AC33400 - Samnard Associates, LLC...more

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