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Dusky Frog Update

On February 17, 2017, and August 21, 2107, we blogged about this case. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has designated certain land in Louisiana as critical habitat for the dusky frog, even though the frog does not currently inhabit… more

New OSHA Tree Care Publication

Earlier this month OSHA published a guidance document for the tree care industry, “Solutions for Tree Care Hazards.” The two page publication addresses five major hazards for the tree care industry, including traffic control… more

When Obscurity Is Not a Defense

Many organizations facing a data-security incident struggle to understand how or why their organization was targeted in an attack. Most simply believe they are too small or too obscure to be targeted by malicious cyber actors. Even… more

Equal Pay Act case gets new life

In 2-1 decision by a three-judge panel, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all South Carolina employers) reversed a decision to grant summary judgment—meaning the trial court had found there was no case to… more

Changes to California's Proposition 65

California’s Proposition 65 applies to any product sold in California, or any location in the state. It requires that, if the product or location contains one of over 900 potentially cancer causing or reproductive toxicant chemicals… more


1. Excluding claims arising from Confidentiality provision from the arbitration clause was substantively unconscionable - In Farrar v. Direct Commerce, Inc., 9 Cal. App. 5th 1257, review filed 4/28/17, a successful entrepreneur… more

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