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CFPB Releases FDCPA Annual Report

USA - April 12 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released its fifth annual Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) Annual Report

Never Forever: Indefinite Extension of Light-Duty Not Required Under ADA (Per Eleventh Circuit)

USA - April 14 2016 Employers evaluating ADA reasonable accommodation requests often must decide whether they have to provide extended light duty for an injured employee

Supreme Court of South Carolina sides with MERS in Kubic v. MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.

USA - April 13 2016 On March 30 2016, the Supreme Court of South Carolina weighed in on the attempts of several South Carolina counties to make Mortgage Electronic

Arbitration vs. Litigation: The Great Debate

USA - April 12 2016 Many of the “form” commercial construction contracts (e.g., AIA forms) contain “dispute resolution” clauses proposing binding arbitration as opposed

Novel Applications of Natural Laws Remain Unpatentable Under 35 USC 101

USA - April 13 2016 In Genetic Technologies (GTG), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) held the line in the patent eligibility saga in the field of

Employer Liability for the Lone Wolf

USA - April 28 2016 Shocking acts of violence are reported in the press every day. Reading about bombers, gunmen, and rapists in schools and homes and nightclubs is

Leaving Real Estate Investment Trusts in the Cold: How the Americold Case Could Preclude Establishing Diversity Jurisdiction in Federal Court

USA - April 27 2016 The Supreme Court’s most recent citizenship opinion, Americold Realty Trust v. Conagra Foods, Inc., could make removing or keeping a case in federal

EEOC Seeks More Pay Data

USA - April 27 2016 Most private employers with 100 or more employees, and certain federal government contractors with 50 or more employees, are required to annually

Recordkeeping Non-Compliance Will Cost Youthe EEOC Settles its Sex Discrimination Case Against Coca-Cola Bottling of Mobile

USA - April 27 2016 We posted in October 2015 about the EEOC filing suit against Coca-Cola Bottling of Mobile, asserting sex discrimination in violation of Title VII’s

Florida Appellate Court Bolsters Statutory HOA Safe Harbor

USA - April 25 2016 A significant opinion from the Florida Third District Court of Appeal further clarifies the extent of the Florida statutory homeowners association