On January 21, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation (effective immediately) that expands the rights of pregnant women in the workplace.
Increasingly, two or more contractors may each have a separate contract with the owner for different portions of the work on a single project.
This blog takes no view on pending legal matters, including The Justice Department’s accusation that the federal government’s largest background checker committed fraud by mass-producing flawed background checks over a period of four years. The Wall Street Journal story is here.
More than 100 million people are expected to watch Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014. It is the most watched television event in the world. Last year, the game was seen by over 108 million people.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently created a website aimed at promoting the safety of hospital employees.
Damages Issues Again Thwart the Bulk of Plaintiffs’ Claims in the PlayStation Network Data Breach Class Action
In the latest chapter in the Sony PlayStation Network (“PSN”) data breach saga, a decision that issued on January 21, 2014 permanently dismissed all but a handful of the class action claims advanced in a 51 count complaint.
Genericide kills trademark rights. It has been alleged that “Tiffany setting,” encompassing the famous TIFFANY mark owned by Tiffany and Company (“Tiffany”), is merely a generic term for a type of engagement ring.
Since 2009, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has posted all large data breaches – those that involve 500 or more individuals – online on its so-called “Wall of Shame.” In 2013, 160 large data breaches were reported to OCR and posted on the Wall of Shame.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against a junk-debt buyer, Bradstreet & Associates, accusing that firm of charging an inflated interest of 22% on debts for overdrawn bank accounts that may only charge 6% interest under Minnesota law.
As the recovery from the economic turmoil of the late oughts gathers steam, the federal government has performed its annual ritual of gazing into its crystal ball, furrowing its regulatory brow, and announcing the thresholds it will use for automatic federal review of mergers and acquisitions for the coming year.