A case filed in 2015 by 21 minors, Juliana v. United States, seeks to hold the U.S. government liable for climate change. After an Oregon federal judge granted an interlocutory appeal to the defendants following a denial of their motion to dismiss, the case is now pending before the Ninth Circuit.Continue Reading
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The Seventh Circuit recently affirmed the Illinois Northern District’s Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of class action plaintiffs’ fraudand deceptive practices claims against the owners of the Zillow.com online real estateContinue Reading
Daniel E. Cummins of the Scranton, PA law firm of Foley, Comerford & Cummins, along with Attorney Paul Oven of the Moosic, PA law firm of Dougherty, Leventhal & Price,Continue Reading
Effective today, February 15, 2019, the “Statement of Client’s Rights and Responsibilities” has been revised. An attorney shall provide a prospective client with a statement of client’s rights and responsibilitiesContinue Reading
We’re really hammering the winter theme on this blog.
This is a question that we get more often than you’d think. And we can only imagine how frustrating it mustContinue Reading
As ardent followers of this blog are well aware, one of my favorite pastimes is keeping tabs on who is suing whom in the cannabis industry for trademark infringement. TheseContinue Reading
The US Federal Trade Commission recently announced increased thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and for determining whether parties trigger the prohibition against interlocking directors under SectionContinue Reading
The President signed today the mini-Omnibus bill to keep the government open. In the bill Congress requires the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to create an exclusion process forContinue Reading
A disclosure form that included other, state-mandated disclosure information violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) standalone document requirement, the Ninth Circuit held. Gilberg v. Cal. Check Cashing Stores, LLCContinue Reading
First introduced in Congress in 1997, and several times since, the Paycheck Fairness Act is again under consideration by Congress (S. 270/H.R. 7).
If enacted, the bill would attempt toContinue Reading
(Update from an earlier post)
The Illinois legislature has now passed the “Lifting Up Illinois Working Families Act,” under which the state’s minimum wage will increase to $15.00 per hourContinue Reading