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Minnesota weekly legislative update: 05022014

USA - May 2 2014 The activity at the Capitol this week focused on the bills that will determine the outcome of the 2014 legislative session. Governor Mark Dayton gave

Bush signs bill amending the FMLA

USA - January 30 2008 On Monday, January 28, 2008, President Bush signed into law H.R. 4986, the National Defense Authorization Act, thus ushering in the first amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) since its passage in 1993

M&A and breach of contract claims

USA - April 10 2014 A recent case from the Delaware Court of Chancery, ENI Holdings, LLC v. KBR Group Holdings, LLC, C.A. No. 8075-VCG (Del. Ch. Nov. 27, 2013), has

Supreme Court decides Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs

USA - June 25 2012 On June 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Miller v. Alabama, No. 10-9646, and Jackson v. Hobbs, No. 10-9647, holding that a state's mandatory minimum sentence of life without parole for juvenile offenders violates the Eight Amendment's proscription on "cruel and unusual punishment."

Dismissal was fair despite failure to comply with ACAS Code

United Kingdom - May 31 2013 The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held in Buzolli v Food Partners Ltd UKEAT031712 that an employer's decision to dismiss an employee for

Akamai v. Limelight: what's at stake with the impending Supreme Court decision

USA - May 8 2014 The Federal Circuit's 2012 decision in Akamai v. Limelight expanded the reach of induced infringement and enabled patent holders (including

Certain H-4 spouses to obtain work authorization; proposals announced by DHS

USA - May 8 2014 On May 6, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that two proposals will soon be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the

Physician who defrauded auto insurer isn’t entitled to arbitration

USA - May 7 2014 Over a four-year period Dr. Mun billed Allstate $500,000 for supposed "electrodiagnostic testing" of auto accident victims. Allstate paid the claims

Navigating class action waiver law - current trends and a cautionary tale

USA - May 7 2014 Cases involving arbitration agreements with class action waivers have been in the headlines a lot lately. For employers, the underlying issue in

CMS proposes hike in hospice payments, seeks input on definitions

USA - May 5 2014 In an announcement scheduled for Federal Register publication on May 8, CMS proposes a 1.3 increase in hospice payments for fiscal year 2015. The