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Contact: Baruch Kintisch, Communications & Public Relations Manager (Philadelphia)
Phone: 215-751-2602
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100+ Attorneys

Servicer Violated RESPA but Caused no Damages: Eighth Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit concluded earlier this month in Wirtz v. Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC, that a mortgage loan servicer violated Section 6 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Aviation Happenings - Spring 2018 - Part B

SDNY Holds That Limitations Period in Article 35 of the Montreal Convention Does Not Apply to Claims for Contribution and Indemnification - Article 35 of the Montreal Convention provides that “[t]he right to damages shall be…more
 /  Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade, Products Liability, Transportation

San Francisco Law Would Expand the Bar on Background Checks

On January 1, 2018, recreational marijuana officially became legal in California. Three months later, on April 3, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that would bar employers from inquiring about any…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Rules Auto Service Advisors Are Overtime-Exempt

On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Encino Motorcars v. Navarro, holding that service advisors employed at auto dealerships are exempt from overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

California Court Creates Special Duty for Colleges to Protect Students

On March 22, 2018, the top California Court stated for the first time that there is a special relationship between colleges and their enrolled students which gives rise to an exception to the general rule that there is no duty…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Health

Supreme Court Holds That Consolidated Cases Retain Their Independence for Purposes of Appeal

The Supreme Court has reversed a Third Circuit decision and held that individual federal cases consolidated for trial or other purposes retain their independent character for purposes of appealing a final judgment. As a result,…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Gordon Woodward Comments on Instructive Court Opinion Regarding Communication with In-House Counsel

In SodexoMAGIC, LLC v. Drexel University, Civil Action No. 16-5144 (ED Pa. 2018), Judge Baylson addressed the issue of attorney-client privilege and communications between company employees and their in-house counsel. This is an…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Sixth Circuit Decision: Title VII Protects Transgender Workers

On March 7, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion in EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. holding that discrimination based on transgender status and transitioning identity is sex discrimination…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

The DOJ’s New Officially Unofficial Policy May Enable Federally Regulated Business to Avoid Criminal Charges

Last November, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new enforcement policy. Under the new policy, businesses subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) may avoid criminal liability by self-reporting…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Aviation Happenings - Spring 2018 - Part A

...California District Court Dismisses Suit Against Airbus and Rolls Royce on Forum Non Conveniens Grounds - On December 11, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted defendants Airbus S.A.S. and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Products Liability, Transportation

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Extends Reach of Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law to Transactions Occurring Outside Pennsylvania and to Non-Pennsylvanians

The Supreme Court greatly expanded the territorial reach of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law recently, holding that the Law reaches the alleged acts of Pennsylvania-based companies outside the Commonwealth…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Remedies

2nd Cir Rules Sexual Orientation Discrimination Covered Under Title VII

On Monday, in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit joined the Seventh Circuit in holding that sexual orientation discrimination is banned under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

3d Circuit Clarifies Standard in FCA Retaliation Cases

In a precedential decision, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that the “but-for” standard applies in retaliation cases filed under the False Claims Act (FCA). The False Claims Act prohibits retaliation against employee…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court Narrows Whistleblower Definition Under Dodd-Frank: Now Are Your Company’s Compliance Systems in Order?

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers that “Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation provision does not extend to an individual, like Somers, who has not reported a violation of the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Garza v. Citigroup – The Third Circuit Clarifies When a Defendant May Be Awarded Attorneys’ Fees as Costs Under Rule 41(D)

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(d) authorizes a district court to award a defendant “costs” where a plaintiff who “previously dismissed an action in any court [subsequently] files an action based on or including the same…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts
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