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Developments in corporate minute-taking best practices

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2011

Proper board meeting minute taking has recently increased in importance as a result of a number of court decisions

Gas plant and gas wells are not collectively a “major source” due to being “functionally related,” absent physical “adjacency”

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 14 2012

On August 7, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati vacated a USEPA determination that a natural gas sweetening plant and gas wells supplying it constituted a single “major source” for Title V permitting purposes

"Dang" that renewal copyright law

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2012

The Sixth Circuit recently issued a rare decision addressing ownership of renewal copyrights - in some of country singer Roger Miller's songs: Roger Miller Music, Inc. v. SonyATV Publishing, LLC

Supreme Court time travels with an ERISA case

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 19 2011

Supreme Court decisions about ERISA cases, while infrequent, typically contain some surprises, as demonstrated most recently in CIGNA Corp. v. Amara

Suit against Philadelphia police highlights importance of paying attention to employee internet access

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2009

CNN.com is reporting that a group of Philadelphia policemen and women have filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against the Philiadelphia police department for race discrimination on the ground that the department allegedly permitted its white officers, including some of supervisory rank, to maintain a private website that allegedly was used as a forum for racially offensive comments

Pick your poison - violate state or federal law? Court finds that complying with state law on employee criminal background checks is not a defense to a Title VII disparate impact claim

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 3 2013

I present on the topic of background checks often, and when it comes to Q&A time, I almost always get the question (or some variation of it): "How

Don’t play fast and loose with FMLA rights!

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2014

Concluding that the employer's failure to notify a pregnant employee of her FMLA rights and to reinstate her to her former position or any other

Business roundtable files an amicus brief in the Citigroup litigation, asking the Second Circuit to reverse Judge Rakoff

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2012

On Thursday, January 12, 2012, Business Roundtable ("BRT"), the association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies, requested leave to file an Amicus Brief in the SEC v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. appeal, requesting that the Second Circuit reject the "potentially dangerous, approach to reviewing settlement agreements" in Judge Jed Rakoff's November 28, 2011 decision in the lower court

Ohio Supreme Court holds that employee not wearing PPE did not amount to a deliberate removal of an equipment safety guard and could not establish an intentional tort claim

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 28 2012

In Hewitt v. L.E. Myers Co., 2012-Ohio-5317, the Ohio Supreme Court held last week that protective gloves and sleeves are “personal protective items” that an employee controls and not equipment safety guards for purposes of stating a cause of action under Ohio's intentional tort statute, which provides an exception to an employer's workers’ compensation immunity

Rajat Gupta convicted of conspiracy and insider trading

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2012

Rajat Gupta, the former Managing Director of McKinsey & Company and board member at Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble, was convicted on four of six counts by a federal jury in New York today for providing nonpublic material information to Raj Rajaratnam in 2008