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HTMLPresident Obama Issues Executive Order Barring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination by Federal Contractors
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Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order that makes it illegal for federal government contractors to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Executive Order amends Executive Order 11246, first issued in 1965, which prohibits federal government...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law Amended, Clarifying Open-End Construction Loan Mortgage Priority
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Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
On July 9, 2014, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act 117 of 2014, which amends the Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law (MLL), 49 P.S. 1101, et seq., to provide that a construction loan secured by an open-end mortgage where at least 60 percent of the proceeds are "intended to pay...

 

HTMLFDA Gives Guidance on Compounding for Human Use
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Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
In July 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released five documents containing policies and proposals that affect both traditional compounding pharmacies and outsourcing facilities that compound drugs for human use.

 

HTMLGeorgia Supreme Court Affirms Business Judgment Rule
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Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
The Georgia Supreme Court has, for the first time, affirmed the existence of the business judgment rule in Georgia common law. More specifically, however, the state Supreme Court held that the business judgment rule does not automatically prevent all claims for ordinary negligence against corporate...

 

HTMLMaine Supreme Court Decision Limits Scope of MERS' Ability to Assign Mortgages
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Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
On July 3, 2014, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued a ruling in Bank of America, N.A. v. Greenleaf, 2014 ME 89 (Me. July 3, 2014), significantly affecting the ability of Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc. (MERS) to assign mortgage rights as a "nominee" of a mortgage...

 

HTMLEEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
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Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidelines telling employers that refusing to give reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers is illegal under federal law. The guidelines were issued after a 3-2 vote along partisan lines on the commission and were...

 

HTMLPa. Superior Court Confirms Statutory Right of Repose for Improvements to Real Estate in Asbestos Cases
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Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed a jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs in an asbestos mesothelioma case, finding that the 12-year statute of repose bars all claims related to improvements constructed on real estate brought beyond the statutory period pursuant to 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann....

 

HTMLNew Jersey Bill Requires Creditors to Maintain Vacant Property During Pending Foreclosures
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Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
Effective July 14, 2014, New Jersey municipalities will be authorized to penalize creditors who do not address code violations or abate nuisances on vacant or abandoned residential property subject to a pending foreclosure action.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Strikes Down ACA Contraception Mandate for Certain Employers
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Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
In a highly anticipated case under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the United States Supreme Court examined whether regulations requiring that group health plans furnish preventive care and screenings for women without any cost-sharing requirements was constitutional....

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Rules on Patent-Eligible Subject Matter
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Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in a prominent patent case regarding subject matter that is not eligible for patent protection. In Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, Justice Thomas delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court that affirmed the Federal Circuit...

 


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