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HTMLSupreme Court of Canada Grants Leave to Fracking "Crusader"
Michael C. Barbero, Gavin S. Fitch; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015
Earlier this week the Supreme Court of Canada granted Jessica Ernst leave to appeal a ruling of the Alberta Court of Appeal. The ruling confirmed a lower court decision to strike out portions of Ernst's claim for not disclosing a reasonable cause of action. The Court of Appeal decision upheld a...


HTMLReview of Changes in the Russian Civil Code. New Provisions in Law of Obligations
Igor Gorokhov; Capital Legal Services;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015
Deep reform of civil law reached another landmark on March 8, 2015, when the Russian President signed another set of changes to the general provisions of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, which are to become effective starting from June 1, 2015.


HTMLDubai's New Registry for Non-Muslim Wills to be Launched on 30 April
Paul Hewitt; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 29, 2015, previously published on April 23, 2015
A new succession regime for non-Muslim owners of assets in Dubai has received official approval and will launch on 30 April.


HTMLSupreme Court Delivers New Life to Pregnancy Discrimination Claim
Nicole Bermel Dunlap, Leanne C. Mehrman; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015
Executive Summary: On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion that redefines the standard for disparate treatment claims under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Court applied the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting standard...


HTMLRecent Amendments to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act
Karrie A. Zeits; Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015
Most public bodies are aware by now that the legislature passed significant amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) at the close of their 2014 legislative session. These amendments are scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2015. The primary goals of the amendments were to put in place...


HTMLBalancing Life's Responsibilities: Canadian Human Rights Developments in the Accommodation of Family Status
Barbara B. Johnston, Chelsea K. Ritchie; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
With an increase in the number of dual-income households in Canada, it is not surprising that employers are facing growing demands from workers for flexible work regimes that allow for the fulfillment of childcare obligations. As many parents struggle to meet both work and family obligations,...


HTMLEstablishment of Foundations
Ecem Susoy; Erdem Erdem Law Office;
White Paper
April 13, 2015
Establishment of Foundations


HTMLSupreme Court Revives Pregnancy Discrimination Case
Ruth A. Horvatich; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on 1st Quarter, 2015
“[W]hy, when the employer accommodated so many, could it not accommodate pregnant women as well?” This is the question the United States Supreme Court posed to the Fourth Circuit in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., as it voted 6-3 to revive a pregnancy discrimination case where a...


HTMLUtah Adds Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Anti-Discrimination Laws
Cecilia M. Romero; Holland & Hart LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015
On March 12, 2015, Utah signed into law a bill that protects individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment and housing. The law contains certain exceptions for religious organizations and permits employers to maintain reasonable dress codes and sex-specific...


HTMLOFCCP’s Proposed Sex Bias Rules Continue Focus on Compensation, Pregnancy Accommodation, and Gender Identity
A. Craig Cleland, Dara L. DeHaven; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
On January 28, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to replace the current sex discrimination guidelines. This updated rule is intended to reflect legislative changes that have occurred since the guidelines were implemented...


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