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HTMLCFPB Expands Its Enforcement Efforts Against Payday Lending
Thomas I. Elkind; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
In November, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its first enforcement action against a payday lender. Cash America International was fined $5 million and was ordered to refund $14 million to its borrowers due to violations of the Military Lending Act. Recently, the CFPB took...

 

HTMLCFPB Proposes Public Disclosure of Consumer Complaint Narratives
Timothy S. Crisp; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
Will the CFPB start disclosing consumers’ gripes and rants? Would it provide endless hours of salacious reading, like complaints posted on popular online review sites like Yelp and Angie’s List? Could it become a platform for publicizing unverified or, in worst cases, false and...

 

HTMLWis. Supreme Court Accepts New Case: When Are Covenants Not to Compete Illusory for At-Will Employees?
Philip C. Babler; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
Last month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court accepted the Court of Appeals’ certification in Runzheimer Int’l, Ltd. v. Friedlen, No. 13AP1392 (Apr. 15, 2014). The intermediate appellate court had certified the following question: “Is consideration in addition to continued employment...

 

HTMLNLRB Fallout From President's Unconstitutional Recess Appointments Continues
Ryan N. Parsons; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
As we noted when the decision was released, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the President’s 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional. Two weeks later, the developments from the decision continue to come in.

 

Adobe PDFFederal Contractor Section 503 and VEVRAA Compliance Solution
Foley Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforcement is meant to ensure affirmative action and equal opportunity employment for job seekers and wage earners.

 

HTMLWTO Rules U.S. Countervailing Duties on Solar Panels Violate Global Trade Rules
Jeffery R. Atkin, Justus J. Britt, Robert H. Huey; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled Monday that U.S. countervailing duties imposed on a range of Chinese products, including solar panels, violated global trade rules by imposing punitive import duties.

 

HTMLSEC's MCDC Initiative - The Clock is Ticking
David Y. Bannard; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
Not-for-profit health care providers that have borrowed on a tax-exempt basis within the last five years should be aware of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (“MCDC”) Initiative. The MCDC Initiative applies to municipal...

 

HTML1-3 MW Solar RFP Issued in Palo Alto, California
Jason W. Allen, Justus J. Britt, William D. DuFour; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 12, 2014
The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 1-3 MW (AC) in order to create a CPAU-branded Community Solar Program.

 

HTMLWhy Are Method of Treatment Claims and Method of Manufacture Claims Subject to Scrutiny Under the USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance?
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
The USPTO has asked for written comments on its patent subject matter eligibility guidance by July 31, 2014. In this article, I discuss why therapeutic method claims and method of manufacture claims should not be subject to scrutiny under the USPTO’s multi-factored § 101 analysis.

 

HTMLTake Care to Avoid Reverse Discrimination Claims
Thomas C. Pence; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014
Most discrimination cases involve claims that an employer discriminated against a minority employee on account of race, against a foreign employee based on national origin, or against a woman on account of gender. A recent case from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (covering New York,...

 


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