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HTMLFirst Circuit Says Plaintiffs Cannot Prevail on Location-Based Discrimination Claims Based on a Disparate Impact Theory
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2015, previously published on August 10, 2015
Recently, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held that former employees of a FEMA call center could not proceed in their Title VII location-based disparate impact and retaliation claims against the agency. The case, Abril-Rivera v. Johnson, involved employees who worked for FEMA, a government...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Clarifies Standard for Prior Art in Obviousness Analysis
Nicholas W. Armington, William A. Meunier; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2015, previously published on July 31, 2015
Earlier this week, the Federal Circuit in Circuit Check Inc. v. QXQ, Inc. clarified the standard by which a reference may be considered prior art for the purposes of an obviousness determination. See No. 2015-1155, Slip. Op. (Fed. Cir. July 28, 2015). This opinion may be useful for parties...

 

HTMLPotential FCPA Landmines Selling EB-5 Deals Abroad Through Intermediaries
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission” or “SEC) recently published an overview of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA) enforcement actions. Since 2010, the SEC has had a specialized unit devoted to enforcement of the FCPA.

 

HTMLMore Paid Sick Leave on the Horizon? Draft Executive Order Calls for Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2015, previously published on August 6, 2015
The New York Times reported yesterday that it received a draft executive order marked “pre-decisional and deliberative,” which contemplates granting a minimum of 56 hours of paid sick leave per year to employees of federal contractors and subcontractors. The impact of such an order,...

 

HTMLEB-5 Processing Times: Continued Delays with I-526, I-829 and I-924 Adjudications
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2015, previously published on August 6, 2015
On August 3, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published updated processing times for EB-5 immigration benefits. The news continues to be bleak. USCIS is taking at least 13 months to review and adjudicate I-526 petitions. Applications for regional centers and similar...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Legislature Ends Active July with Budget Overrides
George K. Atanasov, Julie Cox, Max Samels; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2015, previously published on August 5, 2015
After a busy final few weeks of activity, the Massachusetts Legislature departed for its summer recess with a new budget and progress on several priority policy issues. In addition to overriding $97 million in Governor Baker’s vetoes, Boston lawmakers considered tax, public records, energy,...

 

HTMLEU Data Protection Regulation - Did You Know There’s an App for That?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2015, previously published on August 6, 2015
As EU data protection watchers know, the draft General Data Protection Regulation (which has been around long enough to be universally referred to by its acronym, GDPR) exists in three major versions, with a fourth version recently released by the office of the European Data Protection Supervisor...

 

HTMLCorporate Divorce Series: The Courtship of Employment Negotiation
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2015, previously published on August 7, 2015
Yes I realize that had my Corporate Divorce series progressed in a linear way, I would have started with The Courtship instead of The Break Up, but employment law metaphors are sometimes unpredictable. In my defense, I note that if you end up in divorce, you must have started with marriage, so...

 

HTMLAustralia - A New Frontier for Plaintiffs?
Joel D. Rothman, Peter M. Saparoff; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015
With the increasing barriers to successfully prosecuting a securities fraud case in the United States, including the jurisdictional limitations caused by the Morrison decision, institutional investors are sometimes now looking to other jurisdictions to sometime recover their losses. One such...

 

HTMLInglorious Fraudsters: Unlawfully Sourced Funds Can Taint EB-5 Investments and Result in Forfeiture Actions
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2015, previously published on July 28, 2015
Last month, the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) ordered a default judgment against an interest in a limited partnership connected with an EB-5 investment. This otherwise obscure judgment is a reminder that USCIS designated Regional Centers have to...

 


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