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Municipality’s sale of surplus property quashed
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 20 2012

Halifax Regional Council decided to sell a surplus school property, but initially did not allow local community non-profit groups to make submissions before selling it to a developer and for a price that was significantly below the market value of the property

Cake contest winner hits politician with not-so-sweet lawsuit
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2012

During the sweepstakes law webinar that Thompson Coburn held last month, I pointed out that under many state and federal statutes, private parties have the right to challenge sweepstakes or contests that they believe violate state or federal law

Through the looking glass: Sixth Circuit overturns Proposal 2’s prohibition on affirmative action in Michigan universities.
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • November 20 2012

Last Thursday, by an 8-7 vote (with two judges not participating), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. University of Michigan, finding a provision of the Michigan Constitution to be, well, unconstitutional

Court of Appeals reinstates criminal charges against Commissioner Jerome Block Jr.
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber
  • USA
  • August 3 2011

On August 2nd, the New Mexico Court of Appeals reinstated criminal charges against PRC Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. and his father, former Commissioner Jerome Block Sr

Adverse employment action based on hostility generally does not amount to gender discrimination
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2011

Thirty years ago, the Chicago Public School System hired Jessica Benuzzi, a white woman now in her fifties, as one of its first female custodial assistants

The Supreme Court - January 9, 2012
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

The Supreme Court of the United States today summarily affirmed without opinion the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Bluman V. Federal Election Commission, No. 11-275, in which the three-judge district court had held that Congress did not violate the First Amendment in excluding foreign citizens from activities that are part of democratic self-government in the United States, such as donating money to candidates in U.S. federal and state elections, contributing to national political parties and outside political groups, and making expenditures expressly advocating for and against the election of candidates in U.S. elections

Harrisburg: a case study in state law barriers to Chapter 9
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2012

On November 23, 2011, the Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania dismissed Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition because, shortly before the filing, the state legislature expressly prohibited Harrisburg from seeking relief under Chapter 9

Pay-to-play spotlight: Second Circuit upholds NYC's pay-to-play law
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

With a concurrence by Judge Calabresi that calls parts of the Supreme Court's recent campaign finance jurisprudence impractical and problematic, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld New York City's pay-to-play law against a constitutional challenge

California Governor's budget zeros out all redevelopment agency funding
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2012

Following the California Supreme Court’s decision upholding legislation to eliminate redevelopment agencies, the state budget proposed by Governor Jerry Brown yesterday takes full credit for the tax revenues that would have gone to redevelopment agencies, dealing a further blow to efforts by redevelopment agency proponents to reach a quick legislative solution prior to the elimination of redevelopment agencies on February 1, 2012

Qualifying service & tribunal fees
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • October 5 2011

I mentioned on Monday that BIS announced the increase from one to two years of the qualifying period for raising an unfair dismissal claim from 1 April 2012