May 12, 2017

Two County Fracking Prohibitions Succeed While One Fails: Exactly what the Voting Leads to Santa Barbara, San Benito, and Mendocino Counties Mean for that Oil & Gas Industry in California

Two County Fracking Prohibitions Succeed While One Fails: Exactly what the Voting Leads to Santa Barbara, San Benito, and Mendocino Counties Mean for that Oil & Gas Industry in California On Election Day, Tuesday, November. 4, three counties in California presented voters with measures to ban hydraulic fracturing along with other types of intensive gas […]

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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, […]

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May 11, 2017

ninth Circuit Approves Neutral Rounding of your time

ninth Circuit Approves Neutral Rounding of your time Should you read one factor… In Corbin v. Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership, the Ninth Circuit held that both federal and California law permit employer to round employees’ time punches towards the nearest fifteen minutes (or smaller sized increment). A legal court confirmed that analysis of the rounding […]

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May 11, 2017

Healthcare Privacy – 2013 Year in Review

Healthcare Privacy – 2013 Year in Review On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published the long-awaited HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule (Final Rule), which includes the most sweeping changes to HIPAA since the Privacy and Security Rules were released. Under the Final Rule, business […]

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May 9, 2017

IP Dispute Resolution Review E-newsletter, Spring 2015

IP Dispute Resolution Review E-newsletter, Spring 2015 Within This Issue: – The Brand New “Clear Error” Standard of Review in Patent Violation Mediation – Trademark Trial Appeal Board Decisions Are In Possession Of Preclusive Effect – Engaging Panelists for Neutral Analysis Provides Invaluable Insight – Protecting Confidentiality of Patent Violation Settlements: Is Mediation Necessary? – […]

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May 9, 2017

CFPB issues seventh Semi-Annual Report

CFPB issues seventh Semi-Annual Report The CFPB has issued its seventh Semi-Annual Are accountable to obama and Congress since the period from October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015. The 190-page report recycles information from formerly-issued CFPB reports and reviews ongoing and past developments, which we’ve already covered in the past blogs. By means of […]

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May 9, 2017

Bad Faith Sentinel – March 2014

Bad Faith Sentinel – March 2014 CONTENTS – United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit: An Absence of Ascertainable Damages Does Not Preclude an Award of Punitive Damages for Bad Faith pages 1 – 2 – Northern District of Alabama: Insurer Properly Investigated Claim of Damage to Mobile Home By Having Multiple Adjusters […]

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May 9, 2017

The direction to Hell is Paved with higher Intentions

The direction to Hell is Paved with higher Intentions Certainly one of my personal favorite sayings is the fact that “the route to hell is paved with higher intentions.” In my experience, this means so good intentions might have some bad results. A huge part of my practice continues to be helping advisors and brokers […]

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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 […]

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