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May 14, 2017

SCOTUS Resolves Circuit Split in CAFA Amount in Controversy Burden

SCOTUS Resolves Circuit Split in CAFA Amount in Controversy Burden This installment of the Hoosier Litigation Blog looks at the Class Action Fairness Act’s amount in controversy requirement and this week’s Supreme Court decision in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens in which the Court resolved a circuit split, but not without controversy. […]

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May 12, 2017

Old Facebook Comments Justified Dismissal

Old Facebook Comments Justified Dismissal In British Waterways Board v Smith UKEATS/0004/15/SM, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) examined whether an employer acted lawfully when dismissing an employee for gross misconduct due to remarks he had made on Facebook two years earlier. Mr Smith was employed as a manual worker for British Waterways (BW). In 2013, […]

Opinions
May 9, 2017

One step closer to safer children in Florida

One step closer to safer children in Florida Earlier this week, the Florida Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed SB 518, which would require children between the ages of four and seven to be restrained in a booster seat while in a car.  This is a big step forward in keeping these children safer during an […]

Hubs
May 7, 2017

Impact of Reclassification on Pole Attachments

Impact of Reclassification on Pole Attachments The Order recognizes that the deployment of communications networks and broadband infrastructure depends heavily on access to utility poles on reasonable rates, terms and conditions. Accordingly, the Order declined to forebear from applying the federal Pole Attachment Act (Section 224), and associated FCC rules, with respect to providers of broadband […]

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May 5, 2017

Washington Supreme Court Affirms Washington Federal v. Gentry and Confirms Lenders’ Right to Obtain Deficiency Judgments Against Guarantors Following Nonjudicial Foreclosure

Washington Supreme Court Affirms Washington Federal v. Gentry and Confirms Lenders’ Right to Obtain Deficiency Judgments Against Guarantors Following Nonjudicial Foreclosure The Washington Supreme Court issued an opinion today affirming the right of a lender to obtain a deficiency judgment against a commercial guarantor following a nonjudicial foreclosure. Divisions One and Two of the Washington […]

Opinions
May 3, 2017

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.23.16

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.23.16 We’ve got numbers for Bayer’s unsolicited bid to buy Monsanto—a cash offer of $62 billion, representing a 37% premium on Monsanto’s May 9 closing price – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Once again, newly released documents are giving us a better idea of what was […]

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May 2, 2017

Those Hiring Private Investigators Must Be Aware of Privilege and Privacy Legislation

Those Hiring Private Investigators Must Be Aware of Privilege and Privacy Legislation When a fraud is suspected, the litigator often turns to a private investigator to gather evidence about, and to use against, the fraudster. Retaining and instructing an investigator must be undertaken with extreme caution to avoid ultimately prejudicing the case against the wrongdoer. […]

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