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CMS Issues Final Rule On Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements With Long-Term Care Facilities
On July 18, 2019, CMS published a rule that finalized certain requirements for long-term care ("LTC") facilities using pre-dispute arbitration agreements with residents.
United States
13 Aug 2019
2016 Borrower Defense Rule Now In Effect: Free Webinars And Quick Thoughts
As many in higher education are aware, yesterday, following a long series of lawsuits, opinions, and orders, the "borrower defense rule" promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education on November 1, 2016, took effect.
United States
19 Oct 2018
Enforcing A Mechanic's Lien In California? Don't Waive Your Right To Arbitrate The Dispute
On June 6, 2018, the California Court of Appeal held that a contractor waived its right to arbitrate disputes because it recorded a mechanic's lien and then didn't follow California Code of Civil Procedure...
United States
13 Jun 2018
Arbitration Provisions In Enrollment Agreements Appear To Be Safe In Light Of Supreme Court Ruling
A recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court was lauded by employers for upholding the enforcement of arbitration agreements in employment contracts.
United States
8 Jun 2018
全ecret' Keys To Effective Legal Demands And Responses
Internet disputes are often resolved through correspondence. But effective dispute-resolving correspondence often differs from what most people think of as "cease-and-desist letters," "lawyer letters" or "nastygrams."
United States
5 Jan 2018
Court Holds That Displaying Photos Requires More Than Making Them Available
While a donut with no hole may be a Danish, a photograph is not publicly displayed if the public never sees it.
United States
7 Jul 2017
Fair Use Blocks Out Copyright Claim Over Lebron's Tattoo
Courtside questions: Is it fair or foul to show a player's tattoo in a video game?
United States
13 Jun 2017
The Shifting Standard For IPR Estoppel: Where Are We Now?
There is no doubt that inter partes review proceedings (IPRs) are now the favored mechanism for invalidating patents.
United States
15 Mar 2017
Court Rejects Contractor's Mechanic's Lien Because Of 選ntent'
The Illinois Court of Appeals' recent decision in AUI Construction Group, LLC v. Vaessen highlights the need for careful planning in structuring development agreements, construction contracts...
United States
2 Dec 2016
Mandatory Arbitration Agreements In Long-Term Care Facilities: A Thing Of The Past...Or Not?
Effective Nov. 28, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will prohibit the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements by long-term care facilities.
United States
18 Nov 2016
And In This Corner: Judicial Referees As Alternatives To Juries In California
More than 10 years ago, California's highest court held that pre-dispute contractual jury waivers were not enforceable.
United States
5 Apr 2016
Department Of Justice Penalizes Ironman For Illegal Sweepstakes
I have never understood why otherwise sane people would want to enter an Ironman triathlon.
United States
5 Jun 2015
FTC Obtains $9.5 Million Judgment Against Fraudulent Sweepstakes Operators
On February 11, 2015 the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had accepted a $9.5 million settlement in a case brought against a sweepstakes operator for violating a previous FTC order.
United States
20 Feb 2015
FAA Settles Trail-Blazing Drone Case For $1,100
After a multi-year fight over its $10,000 civil penalty against a drone pilot, the FAA settled with Raphael Pirker for $1,100 in connection with his operation of an unmanned aircraft system in October 2011.
United States
5 Feb 2015
General Mills Dips A Toe In Forced Arbitration For Sweepstakes, Contests
Last week, The New York Times reported that General Mills added language to its website notifying its customers that if they downloaded a coupon, joined the company痴 online community on places like Facebook, or entered a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by General Mills, they would give up their right to sue the company.
United States
29 Apr 2014
James Oakley Publishes Chapter In Illinois Civil Procedure Handbook
Litigation partner James Oakley has published a chapter on "Motions, Affidavits, and Orders" in the 2012 edition of "Illinois Civil Practice: Opening the Case." The handbook, published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, guides practitioners through the procedural maze of commencing a civil action in Illinois.
United States
11 Jun 2012
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