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HTMLBarko v. Halliburton—How the D.C. Circuit’s Decision Reaffirms the Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Investigations
Kevin P. McCart, Steven A. Neeley; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014
The attorney-client privilege applies with equal force to internal investigations today as it did 30 years ago thanks to the D.C. Circuit’s recent decision in In re: Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., No. 14-5055 (D.C. Cir. June 27, 2014). The appeals court decision vacates the March 6, 2014...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Decisions Impact Higher Education
Ben Irwin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
In recent weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court issued several key decisions that have - or may have in the future - implications for institutions of higher education. These rulings focused on the protection of digital information on cellphones, the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, the...

 

HTMLFTC Urges State Legislators to Reconsider Limitations on Nurse Practitioners’ Scope of Practice
Megan C. Phillips; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a policy paper urging state legislators to carefully evaluate proposals that limit nurse practitioners’ scope of practice. Nurse practitioners (also known as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, or APRNs) are registered nurses who have been...

 

HTMLTexas Supreme Court Limits Rights of Minority Shareholders of Closely Held Corporations
Chauncey Lane; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
In a recent ruling by the Texas Supreme Court in Ritchie v. Rupe, a six-justice majority concluded there is no common law claim for “minority shareholder oppression” in Texas. The decision signifies a sharp departure from the last 50 years, as several Texas appellate courts have...

 

HTMLProposed Bill a Win for Transportation Intermediaries
David M. Buffo; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
Proposed House bill 4727 would create a so-called “national hiring standard” for motor carriers which would preclude states from imposing liability on anyone arranging for transportation of goods, i.e. transportation intermediaries such as shippers, brokers and freight forwarders. The...

 

HTMLNLRB Recess Appointments Found Unlawful by Supreme Court
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
The last year or so has not been a good one for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Time and time again the courts have shot down the Board in a number of matters, including the Board’s notice posting rule, its attempt to modify its own election rules for processing representation...

 

HTMLDramatic Change to Scope of Anti-Dumping Duty Order Puts Many Importers at Risk
Jeffrey S. Neeley, Robert D. Stang; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
In a scope ruling issued May 27, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) found that four chests marketed as living room pieces were within the scope of the anti-dumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China. The scope ruling was made at...

 

HTMLThe Favorable Trends in Suspension and Debarment
Elizabeth Sebesky; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 6, 2014
In its May 2014 report, the GAO found that the total number of contractor suspension and debarment actions continues to rise, more than doubling from 1,836 in FY 2009 to 4,812 in FY 2013. At a high level, the increase in suspension and debarments tracks the dramatic rise in federal contract...

 

HTMLNew FDA Current Good Manufacturing Processes Rule Expected for Animal Food Manufacturers
Diane J. Romza-Kutz, Fredric E. Roth; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014
As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in March of 2011, the FDA was given a mandate to update its regulations to create a new set of regulations/rules that enables it to prevent the introduction of adulterated food into the human and animal food supply in the U.S., as opposed...

 

HTMLIs Your Employment Application Legal?
Michaelle L. Baumert; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
“Ban the Box” laws continue to crop up across the country. “Ban the Box” laws prohibit employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history prior to the first or second interview or until an offer is made. While “Ban the Box” laws do not prevent...

 


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