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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 8 Nov 2018

The Energy Crisis that Never Happened: What Happens Later?

As recently as 2008, experts predicted a dire U.S. energy crisis by this time. In my last column, I surveyed the present positive energy landscape and


Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 5 Jul 2017

Trump Continues Focus on State Prosecutorial Experience in United States Attorney Nominations

On June 29, 2017, President Donald Trump made his second group of nominations of prospective United States Attorneys. With the eight lawyers he


Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 24 Aug 2016

NLRB Determines That Franchisor Is a Joint Employer Of Its Franchisees’ Employees

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a July 2014 press release announcing that it decided to recognize the validity of labor complaints


Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 24 May 2011

EEOC regulations spotlight social media

Does your human resources staff dig into MySpace, snagging pictures of applicants at bong parties and finding admissions of employees stealing boxes of copy paper?


Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 5 May 2011

NLRB announces another settlement protecting employee "facebook complaints"

The NLRB was not joking - complaints about your boss on Facebook could be protected speech in the employment context.


Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 15 Feb 2011

FCC revises its ex parte rules

The Federal Communications Commission has revised its ex parte rules, which generally prohibit meetings with decision-making staff concerning a contested proceeding unless full disclosure of the participants and content is made on the public record.


Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 3 Dec 2010

White House privacy committee releases charter

The Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Privacy, established by the National Science and Technology Counsel Committee on Technology released its charter earlier this month.


Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP | USA | 13 Oct 2010

Google settles Buzz privacy lawsuit for $8.5 million

Google settled a class action lawsuit filed last April over alleged privacy violations stemming from their Buzz program.

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