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Long term care insurance: policy provisions in dispute
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2014

Long term care ("LTC") insurance has been and will continue to be a focus of attention for the plaintiffs' bar and state and federal regulators. LTC


Consumer-initiated text message telemarketing complies with TCPA prior express written consent requirement and E-SIGN Act?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2014

Telemarketing practices in the United States are governed by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as well as by specific Federal Trade


Lithium-Ion Battery Patent Landscape - A Patent Portfolio Review
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2016

The lithium-ion battery (“LIB”) industry has witnessed tremendous growth in the last decade. As a natural part of this growth, the patent landscape


Recent local FMLA cases clarify employer obligations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2009

The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") has received much attention lately


California Supreme Court clarifies sophisticated user product liability defense
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2010

The California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Stewart v. Union Carbide Corporation 2010 DJAR 17352 on November 16, 2010, clarifies the scope and application of three distinct but closely-related product liability defenses: the “sophisticated user,” the “sophisticated intermediary” and the “bulk supplier” defenses


The General Data Protection Regulation: What Insurers Should Do Now to Prepare for Its Implementation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • May 24 2016

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR or Regulation) has been approved by European Union (EU) members as well as the Council of Europe and, at


Treble damages available for seniors and disabled adults beyond CLRA claims but not UCL restitution claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2010

In an August 9, 2010 opinion, the California Supreme Court answered two previously unsettled questions regarding the ability of senior citizens and disabled adults to obtain a trebled award under California Civil Code section 3345


Termination for misconduct does not automatically end injured employees' workers’ compensation benefits
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2010

The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled that an employee disabled by a work-related injury is entitled to continued temporary total disability workers' compensation benefits (TTD), even if he is later terminated for misconduct unrelated to the injury


Bank lender tie-in prohibitions - “caveat commodator”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2010

The recent uncertainty in the financial markets, as well as the general increase in the tightening of the credit market and the need to fashion more creative financing arrangements has caused a greater likelihood that certain practices may run afoul of the prohibitions on bank tying under the Bank Holding Company Act Amendments of 1970 (12 U.S.C. 1972) (“Act”


The impact of White on Title VII retaliation claims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2007

Title VII’s anti-retaliation provision states that “it shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate against any of his employees ... because he has opposed any practice made an unlawful employment practice , or because he has made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing ...” 42 U.S.C. 2000e-3(a) (2006