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General Counsel Update - June 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have

Florida Supreme Court upholds legislation requiring public employees to contribute to retirement accounts
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • January 23 2013

In a 4-3 decision in Scott v. Williams, No. SC12-520 (Fla. Jan. 17, 2013), the Florida Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of a 2011

Supreme Court strikes down DOMA
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2013

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court today struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. DOMA, which

Michigan Court of Appeals approves health benefits for unrelated co-residents of state employees
  • Miller Canfield PLC
  • USA
  • January 16 2013

On January 8, 2013, the Michigan Court of Appeals, in a two-to-one decision, held that the Michigan Civil Service Commission could extend eligibility

Arizona must continue offering benefits to same-sex partners of state employees
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2011

Last Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit upheld an injunction that blocked an Arizona law that would have eliminated health care benefits for same-sex partners of state employees

Governor, state officials sued by public employee unions
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2011

Jaime L. Brockway of IFAwebnews.com reports that more than 20 New Jersey public employee unions and individuals sued Gov. Chris Christie and other state officials to fight a law they say illegally reduces pensions and health benefits

Backdating ill-health benefits
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 29 2009

In the case of Hamilton -v- Monmouthshire County Council the High Court upheld a determination of the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman that ill-health benefits from the Local Government Pension Scheme could not usually be backdated to a date earlier than the date of the member's election for a pension

Reduction of benefits payable under Civil Service Compensation Scheme did not breach civil servants' ECHR property rights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2011

In another of a line of recent cases arising from decisions on the allocation of resources following the Government's spending review, the High Court has rejected a judicial review challenge to amendments made to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme

District court grants the EEOC summary judgment in its age discrimination claim against Baltimore County's pension plan
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

Although claims against pension plans are unique and involve challenging issues, the EEOC has shown no reluctance in filing systemic suits alleging that provisions in public employers’ retirement plans are discriminatory

A look ahead to the 2017 Legislative Session
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2016

With five weeks left before the November 8 election, the state's federal candidates and candidates for the 187 seats in the Connecticut General