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HTMLFerraris, Rolexes, and Ball Gowns: Essential Holdings and Implications for Public Corruption Prosecutions in the Wake of McDonnell v. United States*
Laurel Brandstetter; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
August 17, 2016, previously published on August 9, 2016
On 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...


Adobe PDFDown to the Wire for Proposed Non-Compete Reform Legislation in Massachusetts
Shawn N. Butte, Sarah B. Herlihy, Erik J. Winton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 17, 2016, previously published on July 27, 2016
Massachusetts finally may enact non-compete reform legislation. The current session of the General Court, the state’s legislature, ends on July 31, and the House and Senate have passed versions of non-compete reform legislation limiting non-compete agreements that differ on important points....


HTMLFiling an Internal Affairs Complaint with Police Department Not “Substantially Comply” with Tort Claims Act Notice Requirement
Betsy G. Ramos; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 15, 2016, previously published on July 27, 2016
Plaintiff Malik Macklin alleged that three Camden County Police Officers used excessive force when they assaulted and arrested him without probable cause as he was walking down the street and, as a result, he suffered injuries. Less than one month later, he reported the incident to the Camden...


HTMLNew Poster for Hospitality Employers in Louisiana
Andrew P. Burnside; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016
Louisiana hotels are now required to display a new poster publicizing the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline. The new poster obligation went into effect on August 1, 2016.


HTMLLouisiana PILOTs: A Flexible Alternative to the State’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP)
James Lawrence Moffett, Tracy Averett Morganti, David M. Wolf; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2016, previously published on July 20, 2016
As a result of Louisiana’s continuing budget woes, Governor John Bel Edwards’ administration has conducted a review of the economic impact and effectiveness of the state’s generous economic development incentives.


HTMLFlorida Legislative Report: Citizens No Longer Treading Water on Assignment of Benefits Misuse
H. Lee Moffitt, Jennifer Wilson; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2016, previously published on June 2, 2016
More than ten years have passed since Florida’s last hurricane, but inflated water damage claims have been pouring in at such high rates that one Florida insurer has finally said, “Enough is enough.”


HTMLFinancial Information Qualifies As Trade Secrets In Florida
Jason T. Gaskill; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2016, previously published on July 25, 2016
On October 1, 2016, a State-passed bill amending the definition of a “trade secret” to expressly include “financial information” will take effect. This seemingly small change could have substantial impacts on any businesses handling and/or disclosing financial information....


HTMLPresident Obama Signs GMO Labeling Bill into Law
Charles F. Bass, Robert Y. Maples, Alan Slomowitz; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016
On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law legislation that creates a nationwide mandatory labeling regime for genetically modified organisms (GMO) in foods. The law directs the Agriculture Department (USDA) to establish, within two years, a national process to identify GMO food products or...


HTMLOntario Court of Appeal Considers Whether a Municipality May Owe Duty of Care in Relation to Its Enforcement of Taxi Licensing Bylaws
Katherine Ayre, David Elman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2016, previously published on July 28, 2016
In Vlanich v. Typhair, the Ontario Court of Appeal was again asked to examine the circumstances under which a public authority might owe a private law duty of care to individual members of the public. Specifically, the Court considered whether a municipality could be liable to individuals in...


Adobe PDFFlorida Strengthens Its Anticorruption Laws To Target Dishonest Contractors
Ralf R. Rodriguez; Peckar Abramson A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
August 9, 2016, previously published on May 2016
On March 25, 2016, the Governor of Florida signed into law an anti-corruption bill, HB 7071, which allows prosecutors to bring charges more easily when they allege bribery, bid rigging and official misconduct. By amending portions of Chapter 838, Fla. Stats., the new anti-corruption bill expands...


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