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HTMLDefeating Class Certification: Halliburton II Ruling Impacts Securities Class Action Issues
Turner A. Broughton, Lauren M. Wheeling; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014
In its June 23, 2014 opinion in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (“Halliburton II”), the United States Supreme Court addressed two securities class action issues:

 

HTMLAnother Hoop For Government Contractors: The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
Jeffrey Miller, Laura D. Windsor; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
On Thursday, July 31, 2014, President Obama signed another in a series of recent Executive Orders targeting employment practices of federal government contractors and subcontractors. Under the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (the “EO”), federal contractors and...

 

HTMLSecond Amendment Rights “Out the Door” in D.C.
Cameron M. Rountree; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
Despite what might be implied by this article’s title, Second Amendment rights have actually expanded in D.C. recently. Last month, in Palmer v. District of Columbia --F. Supp.2d-- (2014); 2014 WL 3702854 (D.D.C. July 24, 2014), the US District Court held that the city’s de facto...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Adopts More Demanding Test for Exercise of Objective Prudence by Retirement Plan Fiduciaries -Tatum v. RJR Pension Investment Committee
Robert W. Shaw, Mark S. Thomas; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
In the latest ruling in a long-running battle arising from company stock fund divestments, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has underscored the importance of procedural prudence in the management of plan assets. In Tatum v. RJR Pension Investment Committee et al, No. 13-1360 (4th...

 

HTMLEEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
John S. Mitchell, Laura D. Windsor; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014
Most employers are generally familiar with the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and its prohibition of employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related medical conditions. On July 14, 2014, for the first time in over thirty years, the EEOC issued Enforcement...

 

HTMLAppellate Federal Court Overturns District Court Ruling; Federal Government Contractor Must Disclose Internal Investigation Documents In Whistleblower Lawsuit
Robert K. Cox; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
In our current Williams Mullen Construction Industry News, the article titled “Federal Contractors” discussed a ruling on March 6, 2014 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordering a federal government contractor, Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), to produce, in...

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit Rules That "Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies" Is Not Required For Violations of ERISA’S Statutory Guarantees: Stephens v. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Robert W. Shaw, Mark S. Thomas; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
The U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has joined five other federal circuits to rule that pension plan participants need not exhaust a plan’s internal remedial procedures before they file suit in federal court to assert violations of ERISA’s substantive...

 

HTMLNo Recess: Supreme Court Decision Invalidates Three 2012 NLRB Appointments and Narrows President’s Recess Appointment Powers
David C. Burton, Amanda Weaver, J. Nelson Wilkinson; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
On June 26, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s purported “recess” appointments of three National Labor Relations Board members was an invalid exercise of executive power. The decision has potentially sweeping ramifications for the future of the...

 

HTMLESOP Fiduciaries Lose “Presumption of Prudence”
Brydon M. DeWitt; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court held last week that employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) investment in employer stock is not entitled to a special ERISA “presumption of prudence”. The decision provides important guidance for ERISA plan fiduciaries.

 

HTMLReliance on Professional Advice Avoids Valuation Penalty
Thomas W. Aldous; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
In Whitehouse Hotel Ltd Partnership v. Commissioner, No. 13-60131 (6/11/2014), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Tax Court’s enforcement of a gross undervaluation penalty imposed on a taxpayer claiming a charitable deduction for a historic preservation façade conservation...

 


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