• Update on State Insurance Dept Actions Related To The Pandemic

    A law firm that specializes in handling state insurance regulation is compiles a survey of pandemic-related actions by state insurance departments nationwide. The firm says it will be updating the survey twice a week and making it...

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  • EPA Will Back Off On Enforcement During Pandemic

    In a carefully worded memorandum, the EPA announced that it would suspend or curtail some types of enforcement. The agency said, for example, that it “does not expect to seek penalties for violations of routine compliance monitoring,...

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  • Don’t Let Working From Home Compromise Attorney-Client Privilege

    As a public health matter it’s become a no-brainer, but as a legal matter working at home comes with its own set of risks. There is one in particular that is hard to avoid, although it can...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Law Firms Balk At Shutdown Order, File Suit

    In Pennsylvania, a law firm filed suit last week against a state mandatory shutdown order, arguing that the edict from Governor Tom Wolf deprived citizens of the right to counsel. An attorney on the case told The...

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  • Headwinds For Midwestern Mega-Wind Project

    One of the biggest wind power projects in the country is running into resistance on the ground, specifically the ground between Kansas and Missouri, across Illinois, and thence into Indiana. That’s the path on which the transmission...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Good News For Franchisers From The NLRB

    The final rule regarding joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act, issued late last month by the National Labor Relations Board and scheduled to become effective on April 27, will be welcomed by many companies, and...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Don’t Let Efforts To Thwart One Kind Of Virus Bring On Another

    Many companies are now redoubling efforts to enable as many employees as possible to work from home. This will likely slow down the spread of the Coronavirus, but it also increases the chance the door will be...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Five Law Firms Breached; Hackers Want Ransom

    At least five law firms have been breached by a hacking group known as Maze. The stolen information included such things as legal fee agreements and privacy consent forms as well as personal information about clients, who...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • MeToo Has Changed Everything, From Workplace To M&A

    The breathtaking demise of celebrities may be the most dramatic result of the #MeToo movement, as Jerry Seinfeld once mused during an interview. “That’s an aspect of this unease we feel, that you just wake up —...

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  • Record Year For ADA Title III Lawsuits

    At just over 11,000, the number of ADA Title III lawsuits in 2019 was another all-time record. Law firm Seyfarth Shaw says this was the highest number since it started tracking the category in 2013, and it...

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