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By Frank J. Del Barto
In a potentially disruptive decision, Judge Amos L. Mazzant issued a permanent injunction that prevents the Department of Labor from implementing or enforcing its Final Salary-Level Rule.
By Nancy Sasamoto, Masanari Katsumi, Asa Markel
Your company has trained your sales force not to discuss prices with competitors or engage in anti-competitive conduct...
By Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
The DOS makes 50,000 "green cards" available annually to persons from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.
By Asa Markel
The federal district court in New Jersey recently denied an appeal by maritime creditors of Hanjin to lift bankruptcy protections and allow arrest of Hanjin's vessels in and near U.S. ports.
By Asa Markel
A number of towage and bunker suppliers have requested the intervention of a district court judge to clarify whether the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has authority to "effectively extinguish... maritime liens" on chartered vessels.
By Asa Markel
Where shippers or forwarders cannot avoid exposure under their contracts, they may still have to resort to insurance.
By Frank J. Del Barto, Jiwon Juliana Yhee, Masanari Katsumi
On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the Employment, Labor and Benefits Group will hold its annual seminar. Speakers will provide information and updates on the following topics:
By Asa Markel
In China, where the largest number of Hanjin vessels have reportedly been arrested, the Model Law has not been adopted.
By Asa Markel
If Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. fails in its attempts to reorganize and emerge from bankruptcy proceedings in Korea, it would represent the largest container shipping company to date to collapse.
By Nancy Sasamoto, Alan Kaplan
On July 28, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, unequivocally reaffirmed that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.
By Stephen M. Proctor
The debate about arbitration vs. litigation goes on, with partisans both for and against. One argument used by both sides is the finality of arbitration. For those favoring arbitration, finality avoids costs and delays of endless appeals.
By Frank J. Del Barto, Nancy Sasamoto
On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 into law.
By Amanda Wierenga
The 2015 Second Installment Real Estate Tax Bills for Cook County, Illinois are due on Monday, August 1, 2016.
By Stephen M. Proctor
A common scenario involves two parties involved in intense and prolonged negotiations that one party feels resulted in an enforceable contract, but the other party does not.
By Frank J. Del Barto
More importantly, the Court found that Grisham had violated the ADA when it required job applicants to fill out questions with respect to their medical history.