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HTMLTennessee Supreme Court Reverses Course and Jettisons Unworkable Summary Judgment Standard
Jeffrey C. Smith; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2015, previously published on October 29, 2015
Recently, the Tennessee Supreme Court entered its opinion in Rye v. Women’s Care Center of Memphis, MPLLC. In it, the Supreme Court held the analytical framework governing summary judgments in Tennessee state courts since 2008 is unworkable. That standard—first announced in the Hannan...

 

HTMLOSHA Fines to Increase by Nearly 52%, Marking First Increase in 25 Years
John D. Surma, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2015, previously published on November 3, 2015
OSHA critics often complain that the maximum allowed penalties have not changed since 1990 when the penalties were set at $7,000 (other than serious and serious) and $70,000 (repeat or willful). The “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015” will both cause a dramatic increase in those amounts and...

 

HTMLSix Steps Banks Should Implement to Ensure Their Security Procedures are Commercially Reasonable
Paul A. Carrubba, Andrew D. Frame; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 26, 2015
Banks are tasked by the Uniform Commercial Code (the UCC) with using “commercially reasonable” security procedures when processing funds transfers. This responsibility is constantly evolving as bank fraud becomes more sophisticated, and banks and courts respond to attacks.

 

HTMLOSHA’s New Reporting Rules: How Rather Basic Concepts Morphed into Incredibly Strained Definitions
John D. Surma, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2015, previously published on October 26, 2015
Effective January 1, 2015, the rules related to the reporting of certain incidents to OSHA changed. The old rules required that employers report the hospitalization of three or more employees and the death of one or more employees. The new rules require employers to report deaths of one or more...

 

HTMLWhite House Announces Another Round of Sweeping Regulatory Adjustments to Cuban Sanctions
Charles P. Adams, Ira Gonzalez; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2015, previously published on September 28, 2015
Although Congress has remained cautious of taking any action to ease the American-imposed embargo on the majority of business interactions with Cuba, President Obama’s administration continues to push forward with the implementation of additional revisions to ease sanctions and potentially...

 

HTMLOSHA Bulletin: Recordkeeping and Reporting Post-BFI
John D. Surma, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2015, previously published on September 28, 2015
In a prior OSHA Bulletin, we wrote about the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., d/b/a BFI Newby Island Recyclery, and FPR-II, LLC, d/b/a Leadpoint Business Services, and Sanitary Truck Drivers and Helpers Local 350,...

 

HTMLOSHA Violations: Managers and Others May Have Personal Civil and/or Criminal Liability
John D. Surma, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2015, previously published on September 15, 2015
Historically, there are few criminal convictions for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, and the majority of those violations were related to dishonesty during OSHA inspections and interviews. Though criminal prosecutions under the Act are relatively few, OSHA’s...

 

HTMLWill “Host Employers” Face Increased Scrutiny from OSHA?
John D. Surma, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2015, previously published on September 9, 2015
For the past several years, the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA has put in place initiatives, formal and informal, relative to temporary employees in the workplace. The upshot of those initiatives is that OSHA cited both the actual employer (the temporary service, the staffing agency, the staff...

 

HTMLDOL Facing Backlash over Proposed Increase in Overtime Pay
Pamela D. Williams; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 8, 2015, previously published on September 4, 2015
As the end of 60 day period for public comment on the proposed revisions to the U.S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") overtime rule approaches, the controversy regarding an increase in overtime pay wages on. According to the regulations.gov website, more than 150,000 comments about this...

 

HTMLNew Texas Law Lists Requirements for Condominium Defect Litigation
Clayton C. Cannon, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 3, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015
The Texas Legislature recently passed House Bill 1455 which addresses defect and design claims relative to condominiums and condominium associations. Among the key issues are a series of new steps that must be accomplished before a lawsuit is filed. The new law applies only to a suit filed or...

 


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