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House of Lords bolsters ambit of the Human Rights Act
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2007

The House of Lords, on 13 June, has ruled that the Human Rights Act can apply to a UK authority acting outside the territory of the UK but within the terms of UK jurisdiction


A rare successful Type II differing site conditions claim
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2007

Back in January of 2006, this column discussed proving a Type II differing site conditions claim, one for costs attributable to site conditions that differ from the known and usual


New Jersey Supreme Court limits application of blight designation in ongoing national debate over eminent domain
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2007

In a potential blow to municipalities seeking to redevelop "underutilized" properties, the New Jersey Supreme Court has held that a municipality's designation of a property as blighted and subject to the municipality's power of eminent domain based solely upon a finding that the property is not being utilized in a fully productive manner (i.e., "not fully productive use"), without producing evidence that the condition was due to conditions of title or diversity of ownership, is invalid


Supreme Court rules "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" not protected speech
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • June 28 2007

School administrators across the country achieved a significant victory this week with the US Supreme Court's 6-3 decision that school officials could regulate certain forms of students' speech without running afoul of the free speech protections of the First Amendment


Nevada joins national trend in responding to Kelo decision on eminent domain
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2007

On May 23, 2007, Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons signed into law Assembly Bill No. 102 ("AB102"), a reform measure seeking to curb perceived abuses of the power of eminent domain in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's Kelo decision


Retroactive application of House Bill 694 prohibited by court ruling
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2007

On June 8, 2007, the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas ruled that the new prohibitions in House Bill 694 cannot be applied to contributions made before the effective date of the law


The U.S. Supreme Court narrows relators’ ability to pursue qui tam claims
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2007

In Rockwell International Corp et al. v. U.S., No. 05-1272, 549 U.S. ___ (March 27, 2007), the U.S. Supreme Court (“the Court”) held that a former employee of the Rocky Flats nuclear facility was not an “original source” for the purposes of the False Claims Act (“FCA”


Government contracts
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • June 30 2007

On June 21, 2007, President Bush and Prime Minister Blair signed the US-UK Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty


U.S. Supreme Court upholds "issue advocacy"
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2007

On Monday, June 25, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in the F.E.C. v. Wisconsin Right to Life campaign finance litigation


New life for corporate speechWisconsin right to life
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2007

Political speech by corporations and labor unions during election periods received a major boost in the U.S. Supreme Court's June 25, 2007, decision in FEC v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc