Biden’s inauguration and the potential policy change to come captivated the legal blogging scene this week. With legislation on the horizon in a number of different sectors, a lot of the top blog posts this week were those that covered those…Continue Reading Top 10 in Law Blogs: Biden’s predicted policy change, business goals, Flint water crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some trial court judges encouraging (pressuring?) civil litigants to consider agreeing to 6 jurors for a jury trial as opposed to the ordinary 12. …Continue Reading ARTICLE: "Does Jury Size Really Matter. Maybe. Maybe Not.
A divorce is personal… it can’t be commenced, etc. by a guardian or agent, only by the spouse. Although one wonders why the wife in this case wanted to set…Continue Reading DIVORCE – IT’S NOT BUSINESS IT’S STRICTLY PERSONAL
Oh how do I love the natural accumulation doctrine – let me count the ways! Yep – summary judgment was granted on yet another case based on natural accumulation. This…Continue Reading Defense Wins: Natural Accumulation (again!)
A line of legal malpractice cases in New York, arising primarilly out of matrimonial underlying matters have found that if the client positively answers an allocution question of whether the…Continue Reading Case Dismissed, But Not For “Satisfaction”
With rare exceptions, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that every person 6-months-old or older get a flu shot each year between October and March.
Getting…Continue Reading CDC: ‘More Important Than Ever’ to Get a Flu Shot This Year – Especially Those in High-Risk Groups
One of the more interesting developments in recent years has been the global rise of collective procedural mechanisms for aggrieved investors to seek redress from corporate parties for disclosure misrepresentations…Continue Reading Chinese Securities Law Revision Introduces “Western-Style Securities Class Actions”
The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020: Congress Enacts the Most Sweeping AML Legislation Since Passage of the USA PATRIOT Act
On Jan. 1, 2021, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted (81-13) to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021,1 passing into law legislation…Continue Reading The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020: Congress Enacts the Most Sweeping AML Legislation Since Passage of the USA PATRIOT Act
According to a recent announcement, the Delaware Court of Chancery amended various rules to match current practices in the Court and to clarify the Court’s expectations. The Court amended…Continue Reading Court of Chancery Amends Various Rules Pertaining to Trust Accountings and Guardianship Proceedings
Amazon claims it fired Chris Smalls, a management associate, in March for violating safety procedures by continuing to come to work after having been exposed to COVID-19, despite the fact…Continue Reading Amazon Employee Fired After Accusing the Company of Violating COVID-19 Safety Protocols
In case you missed last week’s “Top Ten Stories in D&O of 2020” webinar that I participated in with my colleague Marissa Streckfus, the recording is now available. You can…Continue Reading ICYMI, The “Top Ten Stories in D&O In 2020” Webinar Recording Now Available
As reported in Part 3 of our 2020 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List, Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) requires employers to provide…Continue Reading Certain Information Statements for ISOs and ESPPs Due by January 31, 2021
When it comes to employment laws, where California goes, the rest of the country often follows. Now that we have a Vice President from the golden state, we can certainly…Continue Reading What to Expect from a Biden/Harris Administration
President Biden Installs Two Deputy Assistant Secretaries at Workplace Safety and Health Agency to Jump-Start Agenda
On Jan. 19, 2020, the day before President Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, his transition team announced that James Frederick will be appointed…Continue Reading President Biden Installs Two Deputy Assistant Secretaries at Workplace Safety and Health Agency to Jump-Start Agenda
The Canadian government offers regular employment insurance benefits, better known as EI, to people who are out of work. EI provides temporary payments to people who meet certain conditions. But…Continue Reading What Happens to Employment Insurance When You Quit?
With the stroke of a pen, President Biden immediately commenced the deconstruction of the Southern Border wall and several other immigration policies of the prior administration, including the pre-Covid travel…Continue Reading Biden Immigration Activity on Day One: Taking Down the Walls (US)
Three days into his term, President Biden signed executive orders and set forth plans for how employers should respond to issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are five actions by…Continue Reading President Biden’s COVID-19 Rescue Plan and Executive Order On Protecting Workers
- Chinese Securities Law Revision Introduces “Western-Style Securities Class Actions”
- ICYMI, The “Top Ten Stories in D&O In 2020” Webinar Recording Now Available
- EBA publishes final draft technical standards to identify investment firms’ risk takers and to specify the instruments used for the purposes of variable remuneration