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Adobe PDF“Ban-the-Box” Legislation Limits Inquiries About Criminal Background Checks
Michelle Bergman, Yoora Pak; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 7, 2015, previously published on February 2015
A growing number of state and local jurisdictions are enacting “ban-the-box” legislation that limits an employer’s ability to ask about criminal convictions on employment applications. Some jurisdictions are imposing stiff penalties for violating the new law. Do you know if your...

 

Adobe PDF“Hijacking” Employer Email Systems for Union Organizing and Other Non-work Purposes
Kevin C. Donovan, Bruno W. Katz; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 7, 2015, previously published on April 2015
A recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has imposed requirements on employers to generally allow their employees to use the employer’s email systems in support of union organizing efforts and other non-business activity protected by the National Labor Relations...

 

Adobe PDFThe Rights of an Employee to Object to Working in an Unsafe Situation
Kevin C. Donovan, Barbara Hopkinson Kelly; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 7, 2015, previously published on March 2015
You are a stressed manager facing a critical deadline. Just at this moment an employee - call him Joe - appears before you and says that he is uncomfortable working alongside Sue, a co-worker who has recently informed Joe that she has not been vaccinated against measles. Joe tells you that he has...

 

Adobe PDFTop 10 Considerations for Employers Addressing Ebola and Other Dangerous Contagious Diseases in the Workplace
Lisa Handler Ackerman; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 7, 2015, previously published on January 2015
The Ebola virus is the current example of workplace issues facing employers when a potentially deadly infectious disease spreads in the population.

 

HTMLA New Weapon to Combat Cybersquatting: File Suit against Domain Registrars and Hosting Companies
Laura A. Alos, Adam R. Bialek; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
Cybersquatting, under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d), is registering, trafficking in, or using an Internet domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else. The cybersquatter may offer to sell the...

 

HTMLRight to Criticize Gets a Bigger Public Platform on the Internet with the Introduction of .sucks Domains
Adam R. Bialek, Gregory N. Brescia; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2015, previously published on April 16, 2015
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, more commonly known as ICANN, has recently approved more than a thousand new general top-level domains (gTLDs), which are anticipated to launch over the next few years. Challenging the stalwart gTLDs (.com, .net, .org, .gov and .edu), one of...

 

HTMLNew York Court Sets Aside $11 Million Verdict and Puts the Onus on Plaintiffs to Quantify Exposures to Asbestos
Elizabeth M. Young; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2015, previously published on April 23, 2015
On April 13, 2015, Justice Barbara Jaffe of the Supreme Court, New York County, issued a decision and order granting the motion by Ford Motor Company to set aside the verdict of $11 million in Juni v. A.O. Smith Water Products Co., an asbestos case. The jury awarded the plaintiff $8 million for...

 

HTMLLos Angeles Asbestos Court Ramps up Plaintiffs’ Bankruptcy Trust Disclosure Requirements
Nicolas P. Martin, John E. Rosenthal; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2015, previously published on April 27, 2015
Asbestos plaintiffs can seek damages in two independent compensation systems: by filing tort claims against solvent defendants and by filing claims with any of the dozens of asbestos bankruptcy trusts established under section 524(g) of the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Code. These trusts, typically set up...

 

HTMLIn Non-precedential Case, Third Circuit Affirms Fracking Trade Secrets Trump Physician’s Right to Know, Absent Actual Harm
Michael J. Cawley, Kathleen D. Wilkinson; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
Fracking in Pennsylvania continues to create work for the courts. On March 16, 2015, in a non-precedential opinion in Rodriguez v. Secretary of Pennsylvania Environmental Protection of PA et al., the Third Circuit issued a ruling concerning whether a Pennsylvania doctor had standing to challenge...

 

HTMLTrends in Securities Litigation Influenced by Recent Supreme Court Decisions
David J. Aveni, Michael P. McCloskey; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015
Data from a National Economic Research Associates, Inc. study, Recent Trends in Securities Class Action Litigation: 2014 Full-Year Review, demonstrates that filings alleging securities fraud increased by 14 percent after the Supreme Court decided Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund (Halliburton II)....

 


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