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Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

U.S. Transportation Department Says California Driver Rules Pre-Empted by Federal Law

On December 28, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted multiple petitions seeking a declaration that new California rules for drivers’ rest periods and meal breaks are...more

Goodwin

Supreme Court Hears Argument on Future of FDCPA Landscape

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The issue of whether the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) applies to non-judicial foreclosure proceedings is now squarely before the U.S. Supreme Court. Following oral arguments last week in the case Obduskey v....more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

The Supreme Court - January 14, 2019

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On Friday, January 11, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari in the following eight cases: Fort Bend County v. Davis, No. 18-525: Whether Title VII’s administrative exhaustion requirement, 42...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

New FCC Shot Clocks and Other Rules Preempting Local Authority Over Wireless Take Effect Today - Federal Shutdown Does Not Delay...

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A pair of orders by the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in the litigation over the FCC’s controversial small cell order were issued Thursday. ...more

McCarter & English, LLP

Interstate Motor Carrier Drivers Exempt From California MRB Regulation

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In 2014, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Dilts, et al v. Penske Logistics, Inc., et al that California’s employee meal and rest break rules (MRB Rules) applied to motor carrier drivers, despite the defendant’s...more

Holland & Knight LLP

The UTSA and Preemption of Other Claims - A Trade Secret Claim By Any Other Name (Usually) Does Not Smell So Sweet

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In drafting initial pleadings, some litigators assert every cause of action that could possibly fit the facts, so as to protect their clients from every angle. This approach requires extra care when one of the claims arises...more

Proskauer - Advertising Law

No Use Crying Over Spilled (Almond) Milk: Ninth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Almond Milk Labeling Suit

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On December 20, 2018, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal without leave to amend of a putative class action complaint against Blue Diamond Growers, which alleged that the term “almond milk” on Blue Diamond’s beverages...more

Littler

Delaware Court Holds Federal Law Does Not Preempt Employee Protections under State Medical Marijuana Law

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The Superior Court of Delaware recently issued a decision confirming the state's protections for medical marijuana users. ...more

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Aviation Happenings Winter 2018 - Volume 4, Issue 4

In this issue: - Third Circuit Holds that Federal Aviation Regulations do not Preempt State Law Claims Against General Aviation Manufacturer - Wrongful Death Claims Arising out of Plane Crash Into Residential Power...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

U.S. Fifth Circuit Rejects “Vicarious Liability” Theory under RESPA

The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), 12 U.S.C. § 2605, regulates loan servicers and makes servicers liable for violations of and consumer-protection regulations promulgated under the act. In many cases,...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Supreme Court Shows Apparent Interest in Reviewing “Hydrologic Connection” Theory of Clean Water Act Liability

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The US Supreme Court may be poised to review two 2018 decisions in the Fourth and Ninth Circuits, both of which applied the so-called ‘hydrological connection” theory to extend jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) to...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Connecticut Court Rules in Favor of Medical Marijuana User in Discrimination Case

A recent U.S. district court decision in Connecticut shows that drug testing applicants and employees in jurisdictions that authorize the use of legalized medical marijuana may present challenges. On September 5, 2018, Judge...more

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Cautious Optimism: The Cannabis Industry Survives Recent RICO Cases

The cannabis industry recently survived two lawsuits initiated by private citizens under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”). The cases took place in the District of Colorado and the District of...more

Charles E. Rounds, Jr.

Synchronizing the will and will substitute via the Uniform Probate Code and the Uniform Trust Code: Whatever for and how is it...

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One common policy theme of the Uniform Probate Code and the Uniform Trust Code is that rules applicable to the will and will substitute should be the same. We law academics, particularly the non-practitioners among us, love...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Removing State Law Claims to Federal Court: When FCRA Claims Lurk In The Background

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The District Court for the Northern District of New York handed down an unusual decision. The district court found that it had federal question jurisdiction even though the Plaintiff only asserted one claim in his Complaint:...more

Miller Starr Regalia

State Courts Lack Jurisdiction Over CEQA Challenge To Matters Within FERC’s Jurisdiction In Hydroelectric Dam Relicensure Process...

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issues licenses needed to construct and operate hydroelectric dams pursuant to the Federal Power Act (“FPA”; 16 U.S.C. § 791a, et seq). ...more

White and Williams LLP

Delaware Chancery Court Invalidates Charter Provisions Requiring Federal Forum Selection for Claims Under The Securities Act Of...

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On December 19, 2018, The Delaware Court of Chancery held in Sciabacucchi v. Salzberg that Delaware corporations cannot use charter or bylaw provisions to mandate that claims under the Securities Act of 1933 (‘33 Act) must be...more

Jones Day

From the Top: Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Impact of Trademark License Agreement Rejection in Bankruptcy

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On October 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in Mission Products Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, No. 17-1657, 2018 WL 2939184 (U.S. Oct. 26, 2018). In granting the petition, the Court agreed to...more

Clark Hill PLC

FMCSA Preempts California Meal and Rest Break Rules

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On December 21, 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it is granting petitions to preempt the State of California’s meal and rest break rules, which differ...more

Dechert LLP

English Court of Appeal Refuses to Give Effect to Foreign Restructuring

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In a decision widely anticipated by investors in emerging market and distressed debt, the Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the High Court to refuse to grant an indefinite moratorium on claims under certain English...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

District Court Allows California Mortgage Escrow Suit to Proceed Despite Federal Thrift Preemption

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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that a national bank must face a proposed putative class action by California mortgage borrowers accusing it of violating a state law requiring...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Legalization of Hemp Will Give Businesses More Recourse and Certainty in Court

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The 2018 Farm Bill, once signed into law, is expected to have a liberating effect on hemp and hemp-related businesses. Some of the impacts of this legislation are clear, such as opening the industry to new entrants and making...more

Payne & Fears

California Supreme Court Clarifies the Law on Second Meal Period Waivers for Health Care Workers

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On December 10, 2018, the California Supreme Court unanimously held in Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Hospital that section 11(D) of Industrial Welfare Commission (“IWC”) Wage Order No. 5, which permits health care...more

Dechert LLP

Momentum Builds for a National Privacy Law in the United States

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Recent developments show that momentum is building for the United States to enact a national privacy law that would govern how businesses handle consumers’ personal information. High-profile data breaches, recent...more

LeClairRyan

And now there are two…

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In 2015, when the DC Circuit held the D.C. anti-SLAPP statute conflicts with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and thus could not apply in a federal court diversity case, it became the first federal Court of Appeals to so...more

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