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Expert Q&A on Top ACA Compliance Issues Facing Employers in 2015

Dec 19, 2014 By: Christina Broxterman and Christina Broxterman

An Expert Q&A with Christina M. Broxterman and Laura Summers of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. on how employers should handle the new wave of requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the “employer mandate” and additional reporting requirements.

They were against it before they were for it: Fladell (Part 3 of 3)

Dec 19, 2014 By: Dennis Wall

What you are about to read is the result of a forensic investigation into the electronic Court Files of a class action settlement

Today in 1932: The Supreme Court first recognizes the entrapment defense

Dec 19, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On December 19, 1932, the Supreme Court decided Sorrells v. United States, first recognizing the entrapment criminal defense.

Holiday shopping is done at your own risk

Dec 19, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

It’s not the store’s fault if you trip over a clothing rack that is partly on the carpet and partly on the tile floor.

Alternative structure provisions give merging parties flexibility

Dec 18, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

Parties to merger and acquisition transactions have included provisions allowing them to change the structure of their transactions before the deals have closed

2nd Circuit limits government searches of electronic records

Dec 18, 2014 By: Michael L. Yaeger and Barry A. Bohrer

Barry A. Bohrer and Michael L. Yaeger of Schulte Roth & Zabel discuss the 2nd Circuit’s recent ruling that electronic records seized during an investigation cannot be indefinitely retained and used in future criminal investigations.

2014 in Review: The top legal events, part 2

Dec 18, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

In this second installment, we look at some of the most significant legal developments at the federal level that happened this year.

Drafting termination letters for use at the end of employment relationship

Dec 18, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Special documents may be required when terminating an executive or other key employee

They were against it before they were for it: Fladell (Part 2 of 3)

Dec 18, 2014 By: Dennis Wall

In the Fladell case, the defendants pointed out in their opposition that the plaintiffs were seeking limited certification.  According to the Fladell

Corporate Governance Issues for 2015

Dec 18, 2014 By: Holly J. Gregory

In her regular column on corporate governance, Holly Gregory explores the issues that will define the state of corporate governance in the year ahead, including shareholder activism, litigation and protectionism, ISS policy changes and key focus areas for board oversight in 2015.