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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


A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update - May 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • May 23 2014

Scottish independence referendum - The referendum will take place on 18 September 2014. Scottish independence raises many complex legal and political


California dreaming? CalPERS seeks payment in full of all pension obligations during pendency of San Bernardino’s Chapter 9 case
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2012

California has seen a string of three Chapter 9 filings this year and faces a long line of distressed municipalities


Religious institutions update
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2012

Although the most significant changes for large employers are still to come, implementation of the Patent Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Public Law 111-148) is in full swing


Stockton, California, ruling: bankruptcy court powerless to prevent retiree benefit reductions by municipal debtor
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • December 1 2012

Amid the economic hardships brought upon us by the Great Recession, the plight of cities, towns, and other municipalities across the U.S. has received a significant amount of media exposure


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


Hobby lobby, religious freedom, ACA, and contraception
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2014

Last month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., two highly


Alleged revenue sharing IRC 403(b) annuity
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2008

Sutherland previously reported in its May 28, 2008, client alert on the favorable decision for its clients in Jerre Daniels-Hall, et al. v. National Education Association, et al. (No. C 07-5339 RBL, W.D. Wash.), rejecting plaintiffs’ attempt to apply ERISA to alleged revenue sharing practices involving an IRC 403(b) annuity offered to public school teachers


US Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare could impact shared spending in Canada
  • Dentons
  • Canada, USA
  • June 28 2012

On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, being health care legislation commonly referred to as “Obamacare”


Expected future changes
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • October 4 2011

Various proposals for reform of employment law are currently the subject of Government consultation