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Supreme Court decides FELA causation standard case: CSX Transp., Inc. v. McBride

USA - June 23 2011 On June 23, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court decided CSX Transp., Inc. v. McBride, No. 10-235, holding that under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), 45 U.S.C. 51, a defendant railroad "caused or contributed to" a railroad worker's injury, permitting a plaintiff to recover, if the railroad's negligence played a partno matter how smallin bringing about the plaintiff's injury

Affirmative Action Compliance Checklist

USA - May 2 2014 The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) implemented new regulations recently. This Affirmative Action

The importance of directors' fiduciary duties

USA - August 31 2011 The scope of certain fiduciary duties has been analysed by the Court of Appeal in Philip Towers v Premier Waste Management Limited 2011 EWCA Civ 923

Johnson & Johnson held liable for violation of PRC Anti-Monopoly Law

China - September 17 2013 On August 1, 2013, the fifth anniversary of the People's Republic of China Anti-Monopoly Law (AML), the Shanghai High People's Court rendered final

PERM applications: longer processing times and continued scrutiny by Department of Labor

USA - August 21 2013 Applications for Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) continue to face intense scrutiny, increased audits and denials by the Department of Labor

Certain H-4 spouses to obtain work authorization; proposals announced by DHS

USA - May 8 2014 On May 6, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that two proposals will soon be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the

Akamai v. Limelight: what's at stake with the impending Supreme Court decision

USA - May 8 2014 The Federal Circuit's 2012 decision in Akamai v. Limelight expanded the reach of induced infringement and enabled patent holders (including

Navigating class action waiver law - current trends and a cautionary tale

USA - May 7 2014 Cases involving arbitration agreements with class action waivers have been in the headlines a lot lately. For employers, the underlying issue in

Physician who defrauded auto insurer isn’t entitled to arbitration

USA - May 7 2014 Over a four-year period Dr. Mun billed Allstate $500,000 for supposed "electrodiagnostic testing" of auto accident victims. Allstate paid the claims

Supreme Court decides Town of Greece v. Galloway

USA - May 5 2014 On May 5, 2014, the Supreme Court decided Town of Greece v. Galloway, holding that a town's practice of allowing local clergy of any creed to open