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Give me a break: what Virginia law says about employee meal and rest breaks

USA - January 30 2013 Most people have heard the phrase "there's no such thing as a free lunch," but the recent rash of cases across the country involving litigation over

Be Careful With That Power of Attorney!: Arbitration Clauses and Nursing Home Lawsuits

USA - June 12 2017 On May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its opinion in Kindred Nursing Centers, L.P. v. Clark. This case addressed the

Five mistakes to avoid in drafting non-compete and non-solicitation agreements

USA - May 16 2013 Employers often seek business protection by entering into agreements with employees that restrict their business activities after leaving employment

The ADA and workplace drug testing: what are an employer’s rights?

USA - October 25 2012 An employee who works under the influence of drugs or alcohol at work may, at the very least, have diminished productivity and poor work performance; at worst, he poses a serious safety risk to himself and those around him

New Jersey tightens requirements for an Affidavit of Merit

USA - February 19 2015 The New Jersey Affidavit of Merit Statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-26 to -29, requires a plaintiff in a professional negligence action to file an affidavit

Be Careful With That Power of Attorney!: Arbitration Clauses and Nursing Home Lawsuits

USA - June 12 2017 On May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its opinion in Kindred Nursing Centers, L.P. v. Clark. This case addressed the

Are Anti-SLAPP Statutes The Elephant In the Room?

USA - June 7 2017 Last year, I noted that several judges around the country were expressing concern that state anti-SLAPP statutes were being applied to cases that did

Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgement to Five Years

USA - June 5 2017 In a unanimous decision handed down on June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court has imposed what in many cases may be a substantial limitation on the

Superior Court Suit Alleges Arbitration Claim Is a SLAPP

USA - May 30 2017 If a person believes that a defamation claim being asserted against him in a pending arbitration is a SLAPP, can he ask the Superior Court to issue a

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Venue Options for Patent Infringement Actions

USA - May 25 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Brands LLC related to proper venue for patent