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Examining the enforceability of prepetition waivers of the automatic stay
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2015

Recently, a bankruptcy court for the district of Puerto Rico held that a debtor's waiver of the automatic stay contained in a pre-petition


Ohio Court of Appeals reaffirms component parts doctrine
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2014

The component parts doctrine is an important affirmative defense available to an original equipment manufacturer that finds itself a defendant in a


Does your construction mortgage really protect you from mechanic’s liens?
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2014

If you are a lendermortgagee and your borrowermortgagor is adding more real property collateral to the mortgage (in Ohio), how do you retain your


NLRB “quickie election” rule challenged in court
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2015

On December 18, 2014, we posted about the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") proposed rule which will expedite procedures for union


Doctrine of dual intentdual purpose does not apply to Ohio workers’ compensation claims
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2014

The Supreme Court of Ohio in Friebel v. Visiting Nurse Association of Mid-Ohio recently determined that an employee who was injured in a car accident


The FCRA is the new FLSA
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2014

Recent multi-million dollar settlements highlight the importance for employers of complying with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). They also


Why can’t we be friends? Gawker class action raises specter of notification via social media
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2015

Attorneys for FLSA class-action defendant Gawker are opposing plaintiffs' request to expand potential avenues of class notification via social media


NLRB: employer unlawfully fired employee for calling supervisor a “NASTY M____ F____ER”
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2015

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, the NLRB issued an order upholding an ALJ decision that Pier Sixty LLC violated Sections 8(a)(1) and 8(a)(3) of the


U.S. Supreme Court clarifies liability for opinions in registration statements
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2015

Opinions in registration statements continue to be one of the most commonly litigated items under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 ("Section


Cyber security liability in the hospitality world
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2015

"I am glad we aren’t Sony or Target or Home Depot or Wyndham or TJX (MarshallsT.J. Maxx) or Apple or Hannaford Brothers or Staples!" This is what