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Williams Mullen: EEOC Final Rule Clarifies Age Discrimination In Employment Act Defense
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Williams Mullen

B y David C. Burton and Reba Mendoza On March 29, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued a final rule amending the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA") regulations in the wake of the United States... Read More

City of Houston Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Review for the Denial of its Request to Register its Municipal Seal with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Posted on 13 Jan 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On December 30, 2013, the City of Houston, Texas filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court to challenge a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, In re City of Houston, 731 F.3d 1326... Read More

Fulbright Alert: Section 8(B) Of RESPA Requires 'Split' Of A Fee Between 2 Or More Persons
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

The United States Supreme Court issued a significant opinion for the residential mortgage industry in Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc. , No. 10-1042 (May 24, 2012). The Supreme Court ruled that to recover under Section 8(b) of the Real Estate Settlement... Read More

Fulbright Briefing: Supreme Court Holds That Alien Tort Statute Does Not Have Extraterritorial Jurisdiction
Posted on 19 Apr 2013 by Norton Rose Fulbright

On April 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held that the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") does not have extraterritorial jurisdiction in a 9-0 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. [lexis.com subscribers can view the enhanced opinion... Read More

Epstein Becker & Green: U.S. Supreme Court Rules Asbestos Claim Preempted
Posted on 14 Mar 2012 by William A. Ruskin

Guest Blogger Nicolas S. Allison is an Associate in Epstein Becker & Green's Asbestos Group in New York. A graduate of Princeton University and Boston University Law School, in addition to his mass tort asbestos work, Nick also represents firm... Read More

Williams Mullen: U.S. Supreme Court Hands Down 2 Significant Cases for Employers
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Williams Mullen

By David C. Burton On June 24 the United States Supreme Court handed down two significant and closely watched decisions affecting employers in Title VII cases. Both opinions came from a sharply divided court splitting five to four in both cases. The... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson: Supreme Court Sides With Landowner In EPA Order Challenge
Posted on 22 Mar 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Amy M. Smith On March 21, 2012, the United States Supreme Court decided Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency , No. 10-1062 [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. The Court held that individuals may bring a civil action under... Read More

Williams Mullen:Court Holds that Erroneous Advice about Medical Benefits Coverage Can Expose Plans to Liability
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Williams Mullen

By Mark S. Thomas and Robert W. Shaw In Kenseth v. Dean Health Plan, Inc. , No. 11-1560 (June 13, 2013) [ Enhanced opinion available to lexis.com subscribers], the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed the scope of equitable remedies available... Read More

William A. Ruskin: After Comcast v. Behrend: What's Next?
Posted on 5 Dec 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin How have courts interpreted, utilized and/or limited the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last term in Comcast v. Behrend? In a webinar presented by the International Association of Defense Counsel on Wednesday, December 11, 2013... Read More