Cornerstone Research: FDIC Lawsuits Continue to Mount, Individuals Contributing Out-of-Pocket to FDIC Claims Settlements

By | The D&O Diary | February 14, 2014
Cornerstone Research: FDIC Lawsuits Continue to Mount, Individuals Contributing Out-of-Pocket to FDIC Claims Settlements

In 2013, the number of lawsuits the FDIC has filed against the directors and officers of failed banks reached the highest annual level during the current wave of failed bank litigation, though the pace of litigation filings peaked in the second quarter and slowed as the year progressed, according to the latest report from Cornerstone Research.

Next GMO Battleground Could Be New York State

By | Food Safety News | February 14, 2014
Next GMO Battleground Could Be New York State

Labeling food containing genetically modified ingredients might be a federal issue at some point, but the states are not done with it yet. Next month, two state capitals within easy earshot of the major media outlets – Albany, NY, and Annapolis, MD – are going to be holding public hearings on serious GMO labeling bills.

Non-union Employers Should Pay Attention to the NLRB – Here’s Why

By | Employment and Labor Insider | February 13, 2014
Non-union Employers Should Pay Attention to the NLRB – Here’s Why

The National Labor Relations Board has taken the position that many garden-variety employment policies violate the law. These rulings place employers in a “Catch 22”—if employers rescind the policies, they could have trouble defending themselves in unemployment cases, wrongful termination lawsuits, or before government agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.