Mike Schmidt is a Labor and Employment lawyer with Cozen O’ Connor in their New York office. I worked with Mike in 2009-2010 and one of the ideas we discussed was starting a blog. I told Mike there were many labor and employment blogs and he should strive to find ways to make his remarkable.
Can a guy sue for sexual harassment? I haven’t read Archie comics in years, but as a kid, I loved the Riverdale gang. America’s typical teenagers. So clean! So wholesome!
“Robocop” On the Beat:What the SEC’s New Financial Reporting and Accounting Quality Model Initiative May Mean for Public Companies
Since her confirmation as Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“the SEC”), Mary Jo White has made clear that her administration will focus on identifying and investigating accounting abuses at publicly traded companies, a focus that has been echoed by Chairperson White’s co-Directors of Enforcement, George Canellos and Andrew Ceresney.
On December 5, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3309, the “Innovation Act” originally introduced by Congressman Goodlatte (R-VA). The bill passed by a vote of 325-91, with four amendments to the bill as introduced.
Proposed Rule Issued by the Food and Drug Administration Will Alter the Landscape of Litigation Against Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Earlier this month the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) proposed changes to The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”) that will unquestionably alter the landscape of litigation against generic pharmaceutical manufacturers. This is believed to be in response to recent decisions by the Supreme Court overturning large awards to plaintiffs injured by using a generic drug due to a legal distinction that makes little sense from a consumer perspective.
As reports come out that the tragic derailment Sunday of a commuter train in New York may have been caused by an engineer “dozing off,” my guest on LXBN TV today shares his thoughts on the landscape of rail safety—one where industry employees often end up working when they shouldn’t be due to harsh repercussions. And these are just the internal factors contributing to subpar standards, but the lack of appropriate funding is a source of potential tragedy as well.
Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act — the Act that established the FTC in the first place — makes it unlawful to engage in “unfair methods of competition … and unfair or deceptive acts or practices…”
Why Can’t Trust and Will Lawyers Stop Saying “NO”!: Can Lawyers Learn to Give Practical Advice Instead of Focusing On Technicalities?
Predicting the outcome of a Trust or Will contest lawsuit is a bit like forecasting the weather. You may have some idea of what is to come, but clear skies can turn into a thunderstorm with very little warning.
As society progresses into the 21st Century, online dating has been more and more prevalent. To protect their “intellectual property”, some dating websites have gone as far as to patent their online match making systems.
On December 3, 2013, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (“COGA”) filed suits challenging citizen-passed initiatives that ban oil and gas activities in the cities of Fort Collins and Lafayette.