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Court holds NLRB notice-posting rule violates employers’ free speech rights

USA - May 9 2013 As we previously reported, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a rule in late August 2011, which would have required most private-sector

Splitting with other circuits, the Sixth Circuit embraces liberal pleading standards for Section 11 claims

USA - May 31 2013 In a decision that may be viewed as a warning to lower courts to be cautious of early dismissal of securities cases, the Sixth Circuit expressly

Just when you thought you knew all about Phase I ‘s...

USA - April 10 2013 U.S. EPA is reviewing proposals that would change how Phase I environmental site assessments (ESAs) are performed. The revisions were proposed by

Where’s the fracking?

USA - April 10 2013 Michigan has large natural gas reserves trapped in shale formations including the Antrim Shale. In other states, such gas is being extracted in

Federal Circuit fails to agree on what constitutes patent eligible subject matter with respect to computer-implemented inventions

USA - June 3 2013 The future of software patents and other computer-implemented inventions were hanging in the balance ahead of the Federal Circuit's highly

Recent Sun Capital decision casts a shadow by holding that a private equity fund may be liable for the withdrawal liability of a portfolio company

USA - July 26 2013 A recent court decision provides some food for thought as to the calculus of investing in a portfolio company with multiemployer pension plan

What the one-year play-or-pay delay means

USA - July 17 2013 On July 2, 2013, the U.S. Treasury Department and the White House, both through informal blog posts, announced that enforcement of the employer

What’s next for employee benefit plans after the DOMA decision?

USA - July 9 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in U.S. v. Windsorheld that 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional as a

Affordable Care Act implementation pushed back

USA - July 3 2013 This week, the Obama Administration announced two changes to the implementation timeline for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). First, in a significant

Michigan Supreme Court upholds taxpayer’s right to choose unitary filing

USA - June 28 2013 The Michigan Supreme Court has just released a unanimous decision upholding the taxpayers' position in Estate of Wheeler et al v Department of