Document(s) published by this organization: 48
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|Supreme Court of Ohio: 1989 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act was Not Self-Executing|
Shana Smith; Leech Tishman;
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 16, 2016On September 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued opinions on three cases addressing the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act, O.R.C. 5301.56 (“ODMA”) and subsequently applied the decisions to dispense with ten additional cases. Of particular importance is the Court’s ruling in Corban...
|Ferraris, Rolexes, and Ball Gowns: Essential Holdings and Implications for Public Corruption Prosecutions in the Wake of McDonnell v. United States*|
Laurel Brandstetter; Leech Tishman;
August 17, 2016, previously published on August 9, 2016On June 27, 2016, the United States Supreme Court, by unanimous decision, vacated the convictions of Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell. The decision provides important lessons and guidance for public corruption investigations and prosecutions. This update provides a...
|ADA Title III Reform Legislation Moves Forward in Congress|
Alisa N. Carr; Leech Tishman;
August 11, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016On July 7, 2016, the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3765) further along in the legislative process. Introduced in the House in October 2015 by Rep. Ted Poe of Texas, and co-sponsored by 54 bi-partisan legislators from 22 additional states,...
|OSHA’s and U.S. Steel’s Settlement Provides Guidance on Injury and Illness Reporting Rules|
Daniel R. Flynn; Leech Tishman;
August 4, 2016, previously published on July 19, 2016On July 19, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and U.S. Steel reached a settlement agreement in a whistleblower action that OSHA had brought against U.S. Steel involving U.S. Steel’s injury and illness reporting rules.
|Attorney Opinions Regarding Infringement and Validity of Patents: Back in Vogue|
Kenneth D'Alessandro, Jeffrey G. Sheldon; Leech Tishman;
August 4, 2016, previously published on June 23, 2016In the past, in patent matters regarding validity and infringement, it has been the general consensus among patent attorneys that a formal written attorney opinion was usually not needed. This was due to the difficulty of a patentee in proving willful infringement in order to receive enhanced...
|Brexit: What EU Trademark Owners Should Know|
Alan M. Kindred; Leech Tishman;
August 4, 2016, previously published on July 13, 2016Voters in the United Kingdom (“UK”) recently voted in a referendum to secede from the European Union (“EU”). It is now up to the British government to invoke, or not to invoke, Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon to begin the two-year withdrawal process.
|OSHA Issues Final Rule on Recordkeeping Amendment/Enforcement Blueprint|
Daniel R. Flynn; Leech Tishman;
June 7, 2016, previously published on May 11, 2016In keeping with its promise to continue to push rulemaking initiatives during the Administration’s final year, OSHA has now issued a final rule on the amendment to the recordkeeping standard first proposed in 2013. The bulk of the rule will take effect on January 1, 2017. Establishments with...
|DOL Releases Final Rule Revising “White Collar” Exemptions|
Lisa M. Schonbeck; Leech Tishman;
June 7, 2016, previously published on May 20, 2016On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released the text of its Final Rule “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act” (the “Final...
|SEC Issues Regulation Crowdfunding|
Douglas L. Rabuzzi; Leech Tishman;
June 7, 2016, previously published on May 23, 2016On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued Regulation Crowdfunding (“Reg CF”), the final rules on allowing non-public companies to offer securities to ordinary, non-accredited investors. If compliant with Reg CF, such offerings will not have...
|EEOC Issues New Fact Sheet on Transgender Bathroom Use|
Ashley R. Hileman, Lisa M. Schonbeck; Leech Tishman;
June 3, 2016, previously published on May 4, 2016On Monday, May 2, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a new Fact Sheet titled “Bathroom Access Rights for Transgender Employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” This Fact Sheet serves as a reminder of the EEOC’s...