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HTMLWaiving Arbitration by Pursuing Litigation
Stanley A. Martin; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
Cases concerning waiver of arbitration rights typically get into the nitty-gritty of what the parties did prior to one of them seeking to change course. The First Circuit Court of Appeal recently decided one such case, concluding that engaging in discovery for some nine months - including...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Supreme Court Adopts New Standards for Strict Liability Claims
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
On November 19, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc. (No. 17 MAP 2013), in which it addresses the proper standard under Pennsylvania law for strict liability claims relating to allegedly defective products. Although the court...

 

HTMLNLRB Overturns Register Guard and Holds Employee Use of Email on Nonworking Time for Union Organizing Must Presumptively Be Permitted
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
On December 11, 2014, a divided National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") overturned its 2007 decision in Register Guard and held that employee use of email on nonworking time for Section 7 purposes must presumptively be permitted by employers who have chosen to give employees access...

 

HTMLGuidance on Disclosure of Overseas Assets When Preparing to File Income Tax Returns in India
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015
A fair amount of work is under way amongst financial intermediaries in preparing income tax returns for filing in India. Given the renewed sensitivity and scrutiny of overseas assets of those filing income tax returns in India, it is worthwhile to reiterate the items that require mandatory...

 

HTMLMore about the Monkey and the Selfie
Mark A. Fischer; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
The New Media Entertainment blog of August 18, 2014 http://blogs.duanemorris.com/newmedialaw/2014/08/18/are-copyrighted-works-only-by-and-for-humans-the-copyright-planet-of-the-apes-and-robots/ attracted a new blog reader, David Slater. He’s the photographer who had contested...

 

HTMLNew York Public Authorities Law Amended To Establish That The Time To File A Notice Of Claim Against The NYC School Construction Authority Is To Commence At "Denial" Of Claim, As Opposed To "Accrual" Of Claim
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014
On December 17, 2014, New York Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill to amend the New York Public Authorities Law, in relation to contractual claims and actions against the New York City School Construction Authority (“SCA”). The amendment adds an additional sentence to §1744(2) of...

 

HTMLFalse Claims and Anti-Kickback Defendants Should Insist on Discovery from the Whistleblower/Relator
Seth A. Goldberg; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
One arrow in the quiver for healthcare providers sued for violations of false claims and anti-kickback statutes is pressing for discovery from the whistleblower/relator, including a deposition of the relator. The failure of the whistleblower to comply with the discovery obligations could result in...

 

HTMLIs Full-Time Telecommuting a Good or Bad Thing?
Eric J. Sinrod; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
For the longest time, many workers complained about commuting to work. On top of a long work day at the office, they also had to lose time while being stuck in traffic or commuting by other means. Between work and commuting, there was hardly any time in the day to do anything of personal benefit.

 

HTMLNew California Anti-Bullying Law Likely to Have Wide-Reaching Impact
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014
Since 2006, California law has required all employers of 50 or more who conduct business in the state to provide at least two hours of interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees. That training is required at least once every two years and must be...

 

HTMLTax-Related Identity Theft and Scams Skyrocketing ... Stay Protected
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2014
Victims of identity theft and, in particular, tax-related identity theft and tax scams continue to increase at alarming rates. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates that it erroneously paid more than $5 billion in fraudulent tax refunds to identity thieves in 2013. Tax-related identity theft...

 


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