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Structuring a Multi-unit Franchise
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • July 25 2017

A multi-unit franchise owner can structure its operations in a number of ways, but one approach in particular often makes a lot of sense: a developer


Revised Form I-9 Released; Mandatory Use By Mid-September
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • July 25 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on July 17, 2017


Associated Press Files Anti-SLAPP Motion in DC Federal Court Diversity Case
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • July 11 2017

In January, I wrote about the DC Court of Appeals’ then-recent Mann decision, and specifically about the Court’s response to the DC Circuit’s Abbas


Serial Suers and Vexatious Litigants: Can Courts Prevent Someone From Filing a Lawsuit?
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • July 5 2017

The vexatious litigant is a problem that civil litigation attorneys very likely encounter at least once during their careers. It is a well-accepted


Don't Be Too Quick to Assume That Trump Will Gut OSHA Standards
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • June 22 2017

A recent article in The New York Times, "Under Trump, Worker Protections Are Viewed With New Skepticism," suggests that the Trump administration is


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