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US Employers Hiring In Canada – The Basics Part I: Good Bye Employment At-Will; Hello Entitlements

by Fisher Phillips on

Fisher Phillips’ International Employment Practice Group routinely counsels employers that are planning to move into the Canadian employment market (or have done so already without the requisite due diligence). In these...more

Condemnation Risk Planning: Denial Is Not A Strategy

In the past, few Puget Sound property owners or their business tenants would have given a moment’s thought to identifying contingencies for the prospect of a condemnation. Today’s environment is very different. Sound Transit...more

In Lease Case, Maryland's Highest Court Brings State Law in Line With FOIA

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Confidentiality is important for landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions. For that reason, a recent Maryland Court of Appeals decision should be kept in mind when leases and other documents are submitted to...more

Entitlement Reform – Medicare

by Baker Donelson on

Medicare, like Medicaid, has long been a reform target of congressional Republicans who seek to bend the cost curve for the program that provides coverage for more than 50 million seniors at a cost of more than $500 billion...more

Health Care Update - October 2015

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

Cuts in Mandatory Entitlement Programs Center of Budget Negotiations: As budget negotiators from both sides of the Hill come together to work out a two-year budget deal, determining how sequestration relief will be paid for...more

Ashes of a Cremated Decedent are not Property Subject to Division among Heirs [Florida]

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

The parents of a deceased child were the sole heirs of the child’s estate. The child’s remains were cremated, and the parents could not agree on the final disposition of his assets. The father petitioned the probate court to...more

Is Your Company Prepared for the Changes to CFRA Leave?

by Reed Smith on

The changes to employees’ rights to take leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) go into effect July 1, 2015. Your company should be prepared only if it has done the following (...). The amended CFRA...more

Shareholder’s Challenge to Smith & Wesson SLC’s Independence Misfires in the First Circuit

On February 4, 2015, the First Circuit affirmed the summary dismissal of a shareholder derivative suit, which brought Nevada state claims for breach of fiduciary duty, waste of corporate assets, unjust enrichment, and...more

Workers’ Compensation “Zombies” Invade West Virginia Legislature

In a move akin to the zombie apocalypse, a West Virginia legislator attempts to resurrect dead provisions in legislation filed on February 10, 2014. State Senator Jack Yost, a Democrat from Brooke County, introduced eight...more

News from Abroad: A Strict Approach to Priority Entitlement by the UK Court of Appeal

The Decision of the Court of Appeal in Hospira UK Generics Ltd. v. Novartis AG, [2013] EWCA Civ. 1663 was issued on 19 December 2013....more

Applications for Funding are Not Necessarily Projects Under CEQA - Court Clarifies Save Tara Standard

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In the recently published decision in City of Irvine v. County of Orange the Court of Appeal held that the county’s approval of an application for state funding to expand a jail facility was not a project under the California...more

Section 51 of the Insurance Contracts Act: Proving an insurer’s entitlements to rely on an exclusion clause

by DLA Piper on

In Murray’s Transport NSW Pty Ltd v CGU Insurance Limited [2013] SASFC 100 (Murray’s Case), CGU was unsuccessful in resisting direct action by Mr Murray, the Plaintiff/Appellant pursuant to section 51 of the Insurance...more

Supreme Court's Ruling in Koontz Extends Concept of Unconstitutional Takings to Monetary Exactions

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Introduction - At first glance, the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Coy A. Koontz, Jr. v. St. Johns River Water Management District, 570 U.S. ___ (2013), improves the ability of real estate developers to obtain...more

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) Adds Dell to its Member List

by Scott & Scott, LLP on

Christopher Barnett, Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, writes that he would not be surprised to see Dell brands included among lists of companies whose products must be included within the scope of BSA-initiated software audits...more

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