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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 14 Mar 2019

Arbitration Provisions: Applicable to Independent Contractors or Not?

A group of security workers for the National Football League urged Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr. Of the Southern District of New York to deny the NFL's


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA, Canada | 21 Dec 2018

SEC Proposes Rule and Rule Amendments For Fund of Funds

At an open meeting on December 19, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a new rule and rule amendments to streamline and


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 16 Feb 2017

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Will Likely Be Key Vote in Class Action Waiver Dispute

The United States Supreme Court finally agreed earlier this year to resolve whether the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) prohibits class action


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 9 Nov 2016

D.C. Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Cross Appeals of Fax Waiver Order

On November 8, 2016, a three judge panel (Judges Brett M. Kavanaugh, Cornelia T.L. Pillard, and A. Raymond Randolph) of the United States Court of


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 2 Jun 2016

Split Circuit Court Decisions Create Uncertainty on Class Action Waivers and likely Supreme Court Review

Last week the 7th Circuit U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in Lewis v. Epic-Systems Corp., held that a company's arbitration agreement, which prohibits


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 24 Nov 2015

National Grid’s limited waiver of caller identification requirements granted by the FCC

The FCC continues to dispose of pending petitions or requests for waiver of its TCPA rules. One slightly unusual request was the petition filed last


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 30 Aug 2015

A busy summer at the FCC: the Commission releases its fax waiver order

On August 28, 2015, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau ("Bureau"), on authority delegated from the Federal Communications Commission


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 27 Sep 2013

Protect your privilege with FRE 502(d): lessons from Great-West Life & Annuity Ins. Co. v. Am. Econ. Ins. Co.

This week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada upheld a Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE) 502(d) claw back agreement intended to protect


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 19 Mar 2012

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection adopts new rule allowing agency to grant waivers from strict compliance with rules

On March 8, 2012, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection adopted the long awaited “Waiver Rule”, allowing the agency to grant waivers of DEP rules in certain circumstances.


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 7 Nov 2011

CBP amends audit procedures to allow use of sampling methods and offsets

On October 25, 2011, United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) amended its regulations by adding provisions formally recognizing the use of sampling methods in CBP audits, as well as recognizing their application in voluntary prior disclosures.

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