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Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 5 Dec 2018

Eighth Circuit: Request for Religious Accommodation Not Always Protected Activity

Requests for religious accommodations should not be categorically considered protected activity under Title VII’s anti-retaliation clause, a divided


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 30 Jan 2018

Medicare Part D Cost Sharing Trends for Adult Vaccines

Vaccination utilization among U.S. adults is low, and well below the Healthy People 2020 targets, despite widespread availability of safe and


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA, Ireland | 22 Dec 2016

Keeping an Eye OutUpdates and Briefly Noted

We last covered the SEC’s Whistleblower Program in our November 2016 newsletterunder “Give a Little WhistleSEC Whistleblower Program Update.” Some


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 12 Nov 2015

California amends LLC law, eases lender obligations

Earlier this month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 506, a measure that amended the state's Revised Uniform Limited


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 25 Oct 2011

The birth of a new class of corporation in California "benefit corporations"

When Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 361 into law on October 9, 2011, California became the sixth state to recognize a new category of corporation known as “benefit corporations” or “B corporations”.


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 7 Sep 2011

Planning to pass the baton: family wealth transfers

If you have accumulated a substantial investment portfolio, or you own a successful business, there may come a time when you start planning to transfer ownership of the investments, or business, to younger generations of your family.


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 18 Aug 2011

FTC takes action against payday lender

The Federal Trade Commission filed suit against an online operation that asked consumers seeking a payday loan to complete an application form, the bottom of which included unrelated programs for discounts on travel and merchandise or long distance calling, the FTC alleged.


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 24 Mar 2011

California Franchise Tax Board releases guidance on new “economic nexus” rules

For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2011, new "economic nexus" rules came into effect in California.


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 16 Mar 2011

FTC fights work-from-home-be-your-own-boss-scams

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced several actions under "Operation Empty Promises," a campaign against companies that falsely promise opportunities to "be your own boss" and guaranteed jobs.


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 31 Jan 2011

FTC settles false environmental certification claims

The Federal Trade Commission settled with Tested Green and its owner over claims that the company advertised, marketed, and sold phoney environmental certifications via its Web site and mass e-mails to consumers.

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