Victims. The word conveys a sense of passiveness-something happened to a person. And for a while, that was an apt description for the lawyers who became casualties of the Great Reset back in 2008.
It has become an annual New Year’s tradition in California — employers getting up to speed on a host of new employment laws that will affect them in the coming year.
In the past three years, there has been considerable activity on the Title IX/Sexual Assault legal front. We have all read about the increase in claims brought by victims against their institutions through the complaint procedures of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
I have written several times that I believe one-shot client development training programs don’t work. Those programs are analogous to going on a crash diet. Before long, like the crash dieter, those who participate are back where they started.
A federal district court in Michigan recently granted summary judgment for the plaintiff, (you read that correctly), ruling that the employer was liable for disability discrimination as a matter of law.
At this point, I’m well aware that I tend to sound like an old crank when reviewing class action scholarship; much of it repeats the same old stuff, predicts the imminent demise of the class action in its current form, and looks at the same Supreme Court cases instead of digging into where the real action happens.
This past year was a big one for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposing six of its seven major rules. Now, there are a number of deadlines facing the agency in 2014.
Want to achieve success from law blogging, whether just thinking of starting a blog or looking to achieve more from your blogging? I’d focus on five things in the coming year.
Mr. Gaston Glock’s creation of the ubiquitous Glock pistol turned him into a billionaire and he is thought to be one of the twenty wealthiest individuals in all of Austria. Mr. Glock’s ex-wife Ms. Helga Glock meanwhile, suspected he is concealing marital assets which could be connected to the couple’s 2011 Austrian divorce.