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For most of my time on this planet, and all of my more than thirty years as an environmental lawyer, the nation's highest court has, with very few exceptions...
Harris Beach
In its Kennedy v. Bremerton School District decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has made a bold move that seems to disregard established precedent and leaves school district administrators and boards puzzled as...
Arnold & Porter
The Delaware Superior Court held in June 2022 that Utah's Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) preempted tortious interference with contractual relations claims based on the same set of facts as a UTSA claim.
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
On June 29, the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released two new guidance documents in response to President Biden and Secretary Becerra's call...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
As we've written about multiple times, a petition for certiorari from the Federal Circuit's starkly divided decision in American Axle has been pending at the Supreme Court for some time...
Changes to California minimum wage laws are around the corner on local and statewide levels. With respect to localities, on July 1, 2022, ...
Debevoise & Plimpton
Despite its decades of prosecutions and enforcement actions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the United States has struggled in its regulatory approach towards corrupt foreign officials.
On June 23, 2022, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), released a discussion draft ("Discussion Draft") of new legislation set to amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) with the intent to "modernize GLBA...
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC"), Treasury; the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the "Fed Board"); and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On July 1, 2022, the law Florida Governor Ron DeSantis labeled the "Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees," or Stop WOKE ("Act"), is set to go into effect, ...
Holland & Knight
The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2022, handed down a controversial decision overturning Roe v. Wade, which removed federal abortion protections and leaves states to determine their own abortion laws.
Torres Trade Law, PLLC
This week's episode looks at the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and trade relations between the United States, Mexico, and China. Emilio Arteaga, a partner at Mexican trade law firm Vazquez Tercero & Zepeda based out of Mexico City ...
Torres Trade Law, PLLC
On June 27 and 28, 2022, the U.S. government unleashed a new wave of sanctions and related measures aimed at Russians and Russian industry in response to Putin's ongoing war against Ukraine.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The Connecticut legislature has been busy in 2021 and 2022. Approximately twelve months ago, it passed legislation effectively legalizing recreational marijuana under Connecticut state law...
Cooley LLP
Mass arbitration is a recent trend where companies are hit with thousands of identical consumer or employment arbitration claims. Led by a resourceful plaintiffs' bar...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The United States Supreme Court held in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana that individual claims under California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) may be divided from the PAGA action and forced into arbitration, ...
Winston & Strawn LLP
On August 23, 2017, Plaintiff Alfred Johnson filed a class action complaint on behalf of more than 14,000 job applicants in California state court against WinCo Foods (WinCo), seeking reimbursement...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On March 30, 2022, the New York State Supreme Court, New York County (the "Court") decided in Times Square JV LLC v. Walber Broadway LLC that a ground lease-tenant...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In our May edition of REF News and Views, we provided an introduction to sustainability-linked loans ("SLLs"). As a reminder, SLLs emerged alongside green loans as a...
Nexsen Pruet
Enforcement of the Transparency in Coverage Final Rule's (Coverage Rule) cost disclosure requirement for health plans and health insurance issuers will begin effective July 1, 2022.
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