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How Not to Deal With Negative Online Reviews: Addressing Online Criticism in Light of Pending Federal Legislation on Non-Disparagement Clauses

USA - September 15 2016 On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the House of Representatives passed H.R.5111, better known as the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016. The Consumer Review

Labor and Employment Alert: It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over ... States and Business Groups Sue DOL to Stop Overtime Rules

USA - September 21 2016 The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rules become effective on December 1, 2016. On that day, the salary threshold to be considered an

Oil and Gas Alert: Supreme Court of Ohio Issues Sweeping Decision Interpreting the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act - Holds That 1989 DMA is Not Self-Executing

USA - September 15 2016 On September 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued numerous decisions concerning the application of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (R.C. 5301.56

Labor and Employment Alert: EEOC Issues Expansive Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation

USA - September 16 2016 According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation is now the most frequently alleged basis of discrimination. This explains

Whistleblower Defense Alert: Seventh Circuit’s Latest Interpretation of Rule 9(b) Sets the Pleading Bar Higher for Relators

USA - September 19 2016 Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit established a standard for application of Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b) that

Health Care Alert: Tuomey Ex-CEO Banned From Medicare In $1 Million Settlement

USA - September 29 2016 On September 27th, the Department of Justice entered into a settlement for $1 million with Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc.'s former Chief Executive

Reporting Harmful Non-Defamatory Google Reviews

USA - September 29 2016 It is generally difficult to convince a website to remove defamatory third-party content without a court order. If person A goes to a website and says

Client Alert: Foreclosure Reform in Ohio is Here - Expediting, Modernizing, and Unifying the Foreclosure Process and Battling Community Blight

USA - September 27 2016 House Bill 390 (HB 390), originally drafted as a natural gas sales tax exemption, was amended right before the Ohio legislature recessed for summer

Oil and Gas Alert: How to Successfully Comply with the Abandonment Procedure under the 2006 Ohio Dormant Mineral Act in the Wake of Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., et al.

USA - September 26 2016 On September 15, 2016, many oil and gas producers and surface owners of Ohio properties awoke to problematic news: the Supreme Court of Ohio, in

Disputes Between Volkswagen and UAW Continue

USA - September 26 2016 Earlier this month, Volkswagen appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., in an effort to overturn the NLRB’s decision upholding the