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2019-10-04

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  • Announcing the Winners of the 2020 ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley Competition

    The results are in — all 38,715 of them. Readers have been voting to select the 15 legal technology startups that will get to participate in the fourth-annual Startup Alley at the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW conference, which is Feb. 26 to 29, 2020, in Chicago.  Voting ended Friday night and now we are pleased...

  • USTR Considering Additional Tariffs on EU in Ongoing WTO Large Civil Aircraft Subsidy Dispute

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has prepared a Federal Register notice seeking public comment on potential enforcement of U.S. retaliatory rights in the long-running World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute between the United States and the European Union (EU) over EU subsidies for large civil aircraft manufacturers. This action stems from an October...

  • Unlawful Actions May Become Lawful When Negotiations Conclude

    In an October Advice Memorandum, the Office of the General Counsel for the NLRB (General Counsel) concluded that a union’s continued actions of unlawful insistence are not a refusal to bargain if bargaining negotiations have ceased.

  • Third Circuit panel finds error where district court “improperly relied on [defendant’s] bare arrest record in determining his sentence”

    I just saw the Third Circuit panel ruling from late last week in US v. Mitchell, No. 17-1095 (3d Cir. Dec. 5, 2019) (available here), which makes a strong statement against the reliance on an arrest record at sentencing.  Here is how the opinion starts and key passages thereafter: A jury found Tyrone Mitchell guilty...

  • No-Poach Prosecutions: A Growing Problem for Private Equity?

    Buyout firms and portfolio companies beware increased interest in no-poach and wage-fixing agreements from antitrust enforcers in the US and Europe. By Richard Butterwick, David Little, David Walker, Elizabeth Prewitt, Sarah Gadd, Joshua Chalkley, Anuj Ghai, Catherine Campbell, and Peter Citron Buyout firms and portfolio companies should take note of heightened scrutiny of HR and employment practices by...

  • FCA Quarterly Consultation No. 26

    On 6 December 2019, the FCA published Consultation Paper 19/33: Quarterly Consultation No. 26 (CP19/33) In CP19/33 the FCA seeks views from interested stakeholders on proposed miscellaneous changes to the following parts of the FCA Handbook: clarification of the rules relating to Financial Services Compensation Scheme claims against appointed representatives and principals (chapter 2); changes...

  • EBA action plan on sustainable finance

    On 6 December 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its action plan on sustainable finance outlining its proposed timeline for delivering mandates relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. The EBA’s remit and mandates on ESG factors and risks are set out in the following legislative acts: the amended Regulation establishing the EBA;...

  • Washington Healthcare Update | Dec. 9, 2019

    House House to Vote on Pelosi Drug Pricing Bill This Week On Dec. 5, it was announced that Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) drug pricing bill, H.R. 3, will be voted on next week in the full House. As of now, there is no complete score of projected savings from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) before...

  • Disclosure Regulation and Low Carbon Benchmarks Regulation published in OJ

    On 9 December 2019, there was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ): Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector (the Disclosure Regulation); and Regulation (EU) 2019/2089 of the European Parliament and of the Council of...

  • Reminder: California’s IoT Law Also Takes Affect in January

    California’s Internet of Things (IoT) law, which goes into effect on January 1, will regulate organizations that manufacture (or contract with another company to manufacture) certain types of connected devices that are sold or offered for sale in California. The law will require IoT device manufacturers to equip each connected device “with a reasonable security...

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  • Twelve Steps That Will Save Your Company

    by Greg S. Labate California employers, beware. It’s a jungle out there: disgruntled employees, wage claims, government audits, class action lawsuits, countless new employment laws, and more. However, there are several simple proactive steps that employers can take to save themselves from serious...

  • No Invasion Of Privacy Of Employee Who Was Terminated For Romantic Relationship

    Ortiz v. Los Angeles Police Relief Ass’n, 98 Cal. App. 4th 1288 (2002) Cipriana Ortiz was employed as an administrator for LAPRA (a private, nonprofit association that processes employee benefits claims of current and former LAPD officers). Ortiz had access to officers’ names, residential addresses,...

  • Company May Not Terminate Employee For Discussing Fairness Of Bonus System

    Grant-Burton v. Covenant Care, Inc., 99 Cal. App. 4th 1361 (2002) Sharron Grant-Burton alleged that her employment was terminated in retaliation for having participated in a group discussion with other marketing directors about the company’s bonus structure. The company’s director of human...

  • Election Law

    Like lots of lawyers, Edward Still of Birmingham, Ala., put up a Web site to promote his law practice. But this one appears to be unique — it may be the only one devoted to the topic of voting law. Called Votelaw.com, the site covers elections, voting rights, campaign finance and other topics....

  • Statutory Construction

    Launched in October, Statutory Construction Zone is an innovative blog from Washington, D.C., lawyer Gary O’Connor where he analyzes current federal cases that involve matters of statutory construction. For each case, he sets out the statute construed, the court’s conclusion, and the statutory...

  • Handicapping the Supreme Court

    Think you can predict how the Supreme Court will decide the cases that come before it this term? If so, go for the $2,500 grand prize at FantasyCourt.Com. Compete against lawyers from across the U.S. to predict the outcome of the court’s cases this term. The lawyer with the most points when the...

  • ‘Site Manager’ simplifies Web site upkeep

    A product introduced to the legal market at the recent LegalTech in New York takes an almost blog-like approach to Web site management, making it easy for lawyers with no knowledge of HTML to create and modify pages on their Web sites, much as blogging tools make it easy to update pages without...

  • California Court May Not Enjoin Employer From Seeking To Enforce Non-Competition Covenant In Minnesota

    Advanced Bionics Corp. v. Medtronic, Inc., 29 Cal. 4th 697 (2002) Mark Stultz was employed in Minnesota as a senior product specialist for Medtronic, a manufacturer of implantable neurostimulation devices, before resigning his employment and going to work for Advanced Bionics Corporation, one of...