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Why do experienced female lawyers leave? Disrespect, social constraints, ABA survey says

Women in law already face unique challenges, but for those practicing more than 20 years, the likelihood of continued longevity becomes even more stark. …
ABA Journal - Published

Plan to drop law school entry exam requirement withdrawn before ABA House vote

The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar withdrew a resolution before the ABA House of Delegates on Monday that…
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New membership model will mean lower dues, free CLE and customized content for ABA members

A new dues structure that starts in September 2019 was overwhelmingly approved by the ABA House of Delegates on Monday during the ABA Annual Meeting…
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Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to citizenship question on census

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether a citizenship question may be added to the 2020 census and scheduled arguments for the…
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Michael Avenatti agrees to place law firm in receivership after former partner claims he hid money

Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who’s probably best known for representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, has agreed to place his onetime law firm in receivership after…
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Former state justice gets 2-year prison sentence; he used government credit card to buy gas

Former Justice Allen H. Loughry II of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has been sentenced to two years in prison for a…
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Trump declares national emergency, will tap these funds for border wall

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to enable him to tap funds to build a border wall. Trump announced his emergency declaration in…
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Justice Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court after absence for cancer surgery

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is returning to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday for the first time since her surgery for lung…
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Red light malfunctioning? Bill in this state would allow you to run it

A House committee in Utah has approved a bill that would allow drivers to run red lights that appear to be cycling improperly, provided they…
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Can Trump legally use emergency powers to build a border wall? Experts weigh in

If President Donald Trump declares a national emergency to build a border wall, experts say the emergency declaration itself likely would be judged fully within…
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Lawsuit challenges Trump’s remain-in-Mexico policy for asylum-seekers

A lawsuit filed Thursday challenges the Trump administration’s policy of requiring asylum seekers at the southern border to remain in Mexico as they await…
ABA Journal - Published

United States: Infrastructure Risks And Opportunities - WilmerHale

This is the third issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Hot Topics in Energy Series. Over the next 10 weeks, our attorneys will share insights on current and emerging issues affecting the US energy sector.
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United States: Navigating The Risks Of Blockchain Technology In Commercial Real Estate - Pryor Cashman LLP

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether continue to dominate the headlines, but these tokens could not exist without blockchain.
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United States: Texas Workforce Commission Issues Proposed Rules Excluding Certain Gig Workers From The Definition Of "Employment" Under Texas Unemployment Laws - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

The issue of whether workers who utilize online digital platforms to obtain business and deliver services to third parties are employees or independent contractors has already been subject to much..
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United States: New Bill To Exempt Low-Revenue Companies From SOX 404(B) - Have We Reached An Inflection Point? - Cooley LLP

That's because, in 2016, the House passed the Fostering Innovation Act of 2015—the very same bill.
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United States: Third Circuit Rules That FAAAA Does Not Preempt New Jersey's ABC Test For Determining Independent Contractor Status - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On January 29, 2019, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the FAAAA does not preempt New Jersey's ABC test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee.
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United States: FTC Enforcement Trends In Consumer Protection - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP

A comprehensive review of recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) consumer protection actions shows that the FTC continues to be one of Washington's most aggressive regulators
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United States: Fortnite Sparks A Battle Royale Over The Right To Use Dance Moves - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Can artists legally protect their dance moves?
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United States: Let's Talk – PBGC Pilot Mediation Project Is Now Permanent - Proskauer Rose LLP

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (the "PBGC") launched a Pilot Mediation Project in October 2017 to provide plan sponsors an opportunity to negotiate resolutions in Early Warning Program cases
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United States: District Order Issues Sanctions Deeming Defendant's Summary Of Infringing Sales Established As True Where Defendant Failed To Comply With Multiple Court Orders - Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

In this patent infringement action, the plaintiff, Stuebing Automatic Machine Co. ("Stuebing") filed a motion for violation of multiple discovery orders against the defendant.
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United States: Temporary Workers—An OSHA Perspective - Foley & Lardner

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has previously stated that temporary workers are at an "increased risk of work-related injury and illness."
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United States: New Jersey District Court Dismisses Putative Securities Fraud Class Action For Failure To Plead Scienter - Shearman & Sterling LLP

On January 31, 2019, Judge Madeline Cox Arleo of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey granted with leave to amend defendants' motion to dismiss a putative securities fraud
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United States: Separate Federal And State Background Check Disclosure Forms Are Required In California, Says 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals - Mintz

Employers must provide applicants and employees with separate federal and state Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) disclosure forms, said the 9th Circuit in an important decision released last week.
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United States: A Boiling Frog? Merger Enforcement Of Early-Stage Tech Companies - Orrick

Fable has it that a frog placed in tepid water slowly brought to a boil will not perceive danger until it is too late to leap.
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United States: 2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustments For Welfare Benefits - Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

The IRS has announced the 2019 cost-of-living adjustments for various welfare benefit plan dollar limits.
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United States: Indiana Supreme Court: Driver For Large Vehicle Transportation Matching Service Properly Classified As Independent Contractor - Littler Mendelson

Resolving split decisions among Indiana Court of Appeals panels, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled on January 23, 2019, that a transportation matching service properly classified a driver as an..
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United States: CPSC Commissioner Elliot Kaye Issues Statement Providing A Framework Of Safety For The Internet Of Things - Mintz

Then there are the myriad of CPSC practice and procedure issues.
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United States: Theranos Whistleblower Claims "Fraud Is Not A Trade Secret" - Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

Where's the line between legitimately protecting your business's trade secrets and misusing a trade secret to conceal fraudulent activity?
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United States: Federal Register: Banking Agencies Propose Community Bank Leverage Ratio - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Comments must be submitted by April 9, 2019.
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United States: CFPB Clarifies Proposal To Encourage Tailored Disclosure Programs - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The comment period for the proposal has passed.
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United States: FIF Recommends "Logistical Changes" During CAT Transition To New Plan Processor - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

FIF Recommends "Logistical Changes" During CAT Transition To New Plan Processor.
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United States: FIF Provides Recommendations To SEC On Modernizing Regulation NMS - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The FIF believes that the SEC should consider revising Rule 605 to better reflect the best practices created by industry participants since the rule's adoption.
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United States: Senator Elizabeth Warren Questions Federal Reserve Board On Bank Merger Approvals - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Ms. Warren requested answers to her questions on the factors underlying increased bank M&A activity by February 21, 2019.
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United States: Supreme Court To Address The Power Of States To Tax Trusts - Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams

More than $120 billion of our nation's income flows through trusts, and the Supreme Court will hear a case that may clarify how much states are able to tax.
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United States: HHS Proposed Rule On Prescription Drug Safe Harbors - Ropes & Gray LLP

On January 31, 2019, the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ("HHS" or the "Department") released a proposed rule that would narrow the existing..
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United States: District Court Clarifies That "Disability" Requiring Workplace Accommodation Does Not Entitle Plaintiff To Disability Benefits - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

A recent case from the Western District of North Carolina contains a helpful example of how the standards applicable to an employee's request for accommodation of a disability differ from those for..
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United States: Legal Issues To Consider When Using Assisted Reproductive Technology (Video) - Pryor Cashman LLP

Donald Schuck, co-head of Pryor Cashman's Family Law Group, discusses the key legal issues that can arise
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United States: Arnold & Porter Brings Legal Claims Against U.S. Government On Behalf Of Parents And Children Separated At The Border - Arnold & Porter

Families that endured lasting emotional and physical suffering under deliberately cruel policy seek to hold government accountable.
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United States: Another California Court Raises Doubts On Employee Non-Solicitation Provisions - Orrick

Last November, we discussed the potential impact of a recent California appellate court decision, AMN Healthcare, Inc. v. Aya Healthcare Services, Inc.
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United States: Disclosure Of Board Self-Identified Diversity Characteristics - Mayer Brown

On February 6, 2019, the staff of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued two identical Regulation S-K compliance and disclosure interpretations (C&DIs),
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United States: Freeborn Growth Fuels Major Trial Successes For Clients In 2018, Further Establishes Firm As Litigation Powerhouse® - Freeborn & Peters LLP

The appellate court also denied a frivolous fee claim.
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United States: The Seventh Circuit Shows Steely Resolve In Scrapping A Putative Class Of Indirect Purchasers - Shearman & Sterling LLP

On September 6, 2018, Chief Judge Diane Wood, writing for a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (the "Court"), affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action by indirect..
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United States: State Of Nature: District Courts Diverge In Treatment Of "Natural" False Advertising Claims - Proskauer Rose LLP

Two recent contrasting decisions in class action false advertising cases alleging misleading uses of the term "natural" for food products underscore the difficulty in predicting the likelihood
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United States: Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives: A Company's Website Is Not A "Public Accommodation" Under The ADA, A California Court Finds - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

As we discussed in a previous post , the courts, the Congress, and the Department of Justice (the "DoJ") continue to grapple with the scope of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act
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United States: The Sixth Circuit Declares Tennessee's Punitive Damages Cap Unconstitutional - Dickinson Wright PLLC

In December 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that Tennessee's cap on punitive damages was unconstitutional. This cap came into effect when Tennessee Governor Bill
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United States: New And Valuable Ways To Reduce Capital Gains Tax - Dickinson Wright PLLC

If property is held by someone at their death, the "basis" in the property used by the seller to determine taxable gain on its sale is re-set to the fair market value at the date of death.
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United States: Arizona Court Of Appeals Strikes Down Law Restricting Local Governments From Requiring Private Employers To Provide Benefits That Exceed State Law Requirements - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

In 2006, Arizona voters approved a ballot measure which resulted in the passage of the Arizona Minimum Wage Act and established a state-wide minimum wage
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United States: Enforcement Of Arbitration Subpoenas And Summonses - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Sometimes it is necessary to obtain evidence from non-parties during a reinsurance arbitration. Yet, the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA")
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United States: The Weekly Hill Update – February 11, 2019 - BakerHostetler

Below is the Federal Policy team's weekly preview, published each week when Congress is in session.
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United States: An Introduction To Secondary Auctions For Private Companies - Mayer Brown

In a recently published white paper Andrew Kroculick and Julia Brezing of Nasdaq Private Market provide an overview of the auction processes supported by the Nasdaq Private Market.
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