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|Understanding the September 12, 2014 Enhanced U.S. and EU Sanctions On Russian Interests And Their Potential Impact to Your Business|
Jesse Horn, J. Triplett Mackintosh, Jeremy Paner, Lizbeth Cristina Rodriguez; Holland & Hart LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014On September 12, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department, acting under the authority granted by President Obama's Executive Order 13662, materially escalated sanctions against Russia, imposing a broad-based package of restrictions on Russian entities operating within Russia’s defense and related...
|California Legislature Passes Controversial Sick Pay Law|
Andrew B. Cohen; Blank Rome LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which requires employers to provide many California employees with up to three paid sick days per year.
|Spray Drift and Volatilization: Issues to Navigate Carefully as EPA Develops Registration Review Decisions|
Bergeson Campbell P.C.;
September 19, 2014Spray drift and volatilization issues increasingly are significant issues in pesticide product risk assessments. Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued drafts of key guidance documents, which focused on issues that were key in the chlorpyrifos petition response,...
|Fourth Circuit Affirms Lower Court’s Dismissal of Complaint to Permit Arbitration on Grounds of Equitable Estoppel|
Jhanelle A. Graham; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014In Keanna Lomax v. Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit was asked to determine whether the district court erred in dismissing, without prejudice, Plaintiff Keanna Lomax’s amended complaint to permit arbitration. Lomax’s complaint...
|Touted Developments Contradict Rationales For Minimum-Wage Increase (Updated 09 14 14)|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014A White House report has extoled wage-rate increases by "state legislatures and governors; mayors, county executives and city councils; and business leaders" as supposedly being compelling reasons to raise the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. A flood of...
|DTSC Releases Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan|
Bergeson Campbell P.C.;
September 19, 2014On September 12, 2014, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its much anticipated draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. The Regulations require that DTSC, by October 2014, develop an Initial Priority Product Work Plan...
|Eavesdropping In Illinois: You Can Do What Now?|
Keith Fruehling; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014On March 20th, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down Illinois' eavesdropping statute (720 ILCS 5/14-2) ruling it unconstitutional. In two separate cases (People v. Clark and People v. Melongo), the court found that much of the language of the present eavesdropping statute was overly broad under...
|District of Columbia Recognizes Economic Loss Doctrine in Negligence Case for First Time|
Colleen K. O'Brien; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014In Aguilar v. RP MRP Washington Harbour, LLC, No. 13-CV-329 (District of Columbia Court of Appeals, September 4, 2014), and in a case of first impression, the District of Columbia high court recognized the economic loss doctrine in a negligence case. The economic loss doctrine prohibits claims of...
|Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 4 of 11 - Chris Pratt and Unexpected Surprises in Hollywood and the World of California Employment Law|
Michael S. Arnold; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014This summer, those (31?) of us who watched Chris Pratt steal scene after scene in Parks & Recreation saw him ripen into the star we always hoped he’d become. First he charmed audiences as the voice of Emmett in the Lego Movie (you know, the one that easily broke the record for most...
|Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: September 12, 2014|
Andrew R. McRoberts; Sands Anderson PC;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014The Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions this morning. After last term issuing no opinions significantly affecting Virginia Local Government Law (at least not in this author’s judgment), this term resulted in two both related to law enforcement — one tort case and one...