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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Normal Operation of Railcars in Transit/Applicability of Clean Water Act Discharge Prohibition: U.S. Surface Transportation Board...

The United States Surface Transportation Board (“STB”) instituted a Declaratory Order proceeding on February 19th that will address whether 49 U.S.C. 10501(b): . . . preempts the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) discharge...more

Fenwick & West LLP

California Employment Law Roundup - Courts Halt State Enforcement of AB 51 (Arbitration Agreements), Deny Request to Block AB 5...

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Arbitration Agreements: Potential for a Reprieve from AB 51 - As we reported last year, the California Legislature passed AB 51 in an effort to prohibit employers from requiring employees to arbitrate claims under the...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Hearing Considers Madden, Proposed Rate Cap

The House Financial Services Committee held the first of a two-part hearing titled, “Rent-A-Bank Schemes and New Debt Traps: Assessing Efforts to Evade State Consumer Protections and Interest Rate Caps.” For the first...more

Arent Fox

AB 51 Update: Federal Court Preliminarily Enjoins California Law Restricting Employment Arbitration Agreements

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On October 10, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law California Assembly Bill 51 (“AB 51”), which prohibits California employers from requiring prospective and current employees to “waive any right, forum, or...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Court Trims Cannabis Company’s Prior Use Defense Based on Preemption by Federal Trademark Law

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A federal district court has eliminated a cannabis company’s affirmative defense to federal trademark infringement claims based on the company’s prior use of a trademark that was legal under state law but not federal law. The...more

Proskauer - Labor Relations

NLRB Sues Oregon Seeking To Invalidate State Law Prohibiting “Captive Audience” Meetings

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On February 7, 2020 the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) sued the State of Oregon in federal court seeking a declaratory judgement to invalidate a state statute that protects employees who refuse to attend lawful...more

Payne & Fears

You Can't Ask This: The Spread of Salary History Bans and What It Means for Employers

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A growing number of state and local governments across the country are enacting laws that limit employers’ ability to ask about or consider applicants’ salary history. These laws are part of a nationwide effort to reduce pay...more

Perkins Coie

Food Litigation Year in Review 2019 - A Look at Key Issues Facing Our Industry

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Perkins Coie is pleased to present its fourth annual Food Litigation Year in Review, summarizing important developments in consumer litigation affecting the food and beverage industry. Filings against the food and beverage...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

SCOTUS Agrees to Take on ERISA Preemption Once Again!

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In January, the Supreme Court agreed to accept an appeal filed by the State of Arkansas of a decision by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals finding that Section 514 of ERISA expressly preempted the state’s maximum allowable...more

Conn Kavanaugh

Defining the Boundaries for Pre-emption of Drug Labeling Claims

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Drug warning labels must comply with federal regulations and receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) before going to market. Therefore, manufacturers may argue that state law actions related to the...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Paradise Lost: Court Dismisses Class Action Alleging Gin “Adulteration”

Grains of paradise (aframomum melegueta), pictured above, are a peppery, citrusy spice indigenous to West Africa, related to ginger and cardamom. ...more

Epstein Becker & Green

#WorkforceWednesday: Component 2 Pay Data Shutdown, CDC Coronavirus Guidance, and California Employers Fight Back - Employment Law...

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It’s #WorkforceWednesday, featuring Employment Law This Week®, blog posts, client alerts, and other helpful resources from Epstein Becker Green’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice. Get the information you need...more

MoFo Employment Law Commentary (ELC)

Federal Court Preliminarily Enjoins the Attorney General from Enforcing AB 51, the New California Law Barring Mandatory Employment...

A federal district court found that the new California law barring mandatory employment arbitration agreements is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The court granted the challengers’ motion for preliminary...more

Carlton Fields

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending January 31, 2020

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Real Property Update - HOA / Contracts: Trial court erred by entering a post-judgment enforcement order requiring the association to assign its riparian rights to plaintiff pursuant to an enforceable settlement agreement,...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Preliminary Injunction Blocks California Ban on Arbitration Agreements Covered by Federal Arbitration Act

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On February 7, 2020, United States District Court Judge Kimberly J. Mueller issued a decision explaining her prior order blocking enforcement of California's new law restricting arbitration agreements, AB 51. ...more

Proskauer - California Employment Law

Federal Court Strikes Down California’s “Request Arbitration, Go to Jail” Law

On January 31, 2020, Chief United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller enjoined California from enforcing AB 51. This new legislation prohibits employers from requiring their employees to sign arbitration agreements....more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

You Should Know - February 2020

Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Commuters Face Growing Number of New Perils - Anything bad that can happen to business travelers does in the 1987 classic comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles as Neal Page (Steve Martin) and...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Uber Lawsuit Arguing that California’s AB 5 is Unconstitutional; Other Challenges Continue

- A California district court has denied a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by Uber and Postmates challenging the constitutionality of California’s new worker classification law, Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”), finding...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Judge Explains Reasons For Banning Enforcement Of AB 51 And Preserving Workplace Arbitration In California

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AB 51, which restricts workplace arbitration, was scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020. On December 30, 2019, US District Judge Kimberly Mueller granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the legislation from...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Arbitration: Will U.S. Supreme Court Step In to Solve California’s McGill Problem?

It now looks as though the Supreme Court is ready to receive, and we think grant, a petition for writ of certiorari in Blair v. Rent-A-Center (and related cases) that could spell doom for California’s McGill rule under which...more

Stoel Rives - World of Employment

Federal Court Rejects Assembly Bill 51

Assembly Bill 51 (“AB 51”) prohibits employers from requiring employees to execute arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. After being signed by California Governor Gavin Newson on October 10, 2019, AB 51 was set...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

CSBS Will Oppose Any Federal Legislation That Preempts State Licensing and Supervisory Authority

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The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) President and CEO, John Ryan, recently announced the CSBS’s legislative priorities for state regulators this year. They include opposing any federal legislation that preempts...more

Hogan Lovells

Will 2020 see further regulation of income share agreements?

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Income share agreements (ISAs) continue to draw interest from schools, policymakers, and other stakeholders searching for solutions to the issue of rising student debt. Last summer, we published a primer outlining some of the...more

Littler

California Court Concludes that Anti-Arbitration Law is Likely Preempted

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On February 7, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued an order supporting its injunction of Assembly Bill 51 (AB 51), an expansive anti-arbitration law enacted in October, which was...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

U.S. Supreme Court Asked To Review California’s Perceived Hostility To Arbitration Agreements

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Not surprisingly, OTO, LLC, the employer in OTO, L.L.C. v. Kho, 8 Cal. 5th 111 (2019), on January 13, 2020, petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 2019 California Supreme Court decision not to enforce an arbitration...more

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