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The Department of Labor Issues Controversial New Persuader Rule, and its Reach Extends Beyond Just Union Organizing Campaigns

May 18, 2016 By: Kathleen J. Jennings

On March 23, 2016, the Department of Labor released a rule requiring companies to disclose when they seek advice from outside consultants on a variety of matters involving employees.

Barbeque pits in public park were not unreasonably dangerous

May 18, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Barbeque pits in public park were not unreasonably dangerous.

Court won’t ground Republic Airways deal with Delta

May 17, 2016 By: Donna

A settlement between bankrupt Republic Airways Holdings and its marketing partner Delta Air Lines that restructures their business relationship and resolves a

Your Securities Digest for May 16, 2016

May 17, 2016 By: Business Law Center

Stay connected to the top weekly transactions with the SECurities Digest Newsletter from Business Law Center on Westlaw.

Faulty Pump Caused Cleaning Contractor to be Sprayed With Acid; $1.8M Jury Award for Injuries, Including Vision/Hearing Loss

May 17, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Keith v. Hatfield Quality Meats L.L.C. (Pa.Comp.Pl.) Faulty Pump Caused Cleaning Contractor to be Sprayed With Acid; $1.8M Jury Award for Injuries, Including Vision/Hearing Loss

Homeowner wasn’t negligent when guest was injured after jumping from barbeque pit into swimming pool

May 17, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Homeowner wasn’t negligent when guest was injured after jumping from barbeque pit into swimming pool.

Creating and maintaining practice tools for effective drafting of engagement letters

May 16, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Generally, the attorney-client relationship is established by express agreement when the client consults with the lawyer regarding a legal problem or need and the lawyer agrees to accept the matter.

Supreme Court says no to federal jurisdiction in short-selling spat

May 16, 2016 By: Peter Hamner

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that a lawsuit alleging a group of securities brokerages violated New Jersey anti-racketeering and common law by making unauthorized short sales belongs in state court, saying the dispute does not “arise under” federal securities law.

Bank Culture Reform – The Wheels on Your Rollercoaster?

May 16, 2016 By: Dave Curran

As the financial industry adapts to the changes and impacts of a regulatory rollercoaster, the sector is in need of some positive light.

Twitter Resists Government Data Mining

May 16, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Twitter recently took steps to make it more difficult for governments to acquire social media content associated with Twitter users.

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