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New York State High Court Rules That The Attorney General Has Three Years To Bring Investor Fraud Claims Under the Martin Act

June 15th, 2018

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the New York State Court of Appeals held that the Martin Act, N.Y. Gen. Bus. L. Article 23-A, §§ 352 et seq., which “authorizes the Attorney General to investigate...

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LGBTQ Rights Not Adversely Impacted by Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

June 5th, 2018

On June 4, 2018, the United States Supreme Court delivered its much-anticipated decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd., et al. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, et al.  In an extremely narrow...

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Retailers Sue Don’t Cry for Me Allergan Over Dry-Eye-Drug Restasis

June 4th, 2018

Major retailers, including Walgreen Co., Albertsons Cos., HEB Grocery Co., and Kroger Co., recently filed a complaint against Allergan Inc., claiming that it violated the antitrust laws to delay...

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The Truth of Ruth

May 29th, 2018

RBG, a documentary about the life and career of women’s rights pioneer and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately known to many as “Notorious RBG,” premiered this past...

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$166 Million Settlement Approved in Pay-For-Delay Case

May 25th, 2018

In an Order dated May 3, 2018, the Honorable William H. Orrick, III granted preliminary approval to the proposed settlement in the amount of $166 million for the direct purchaser class in the...

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SEC Teaches ICO Investors a Lesson

May 21st, 2018

In its latest effort to thwart cryptocurrency scammers, last week the Securities and Exchange Commission launched its own (mock) initial-coin-offering website: HoweyCoins.com.  But Howey Coins...

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New EU Regulation Protects Consumer Data Privacy

May 15th, 2018

After many years of debate, the European Union has passed a comprehensive set of data privacy rules known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  These rules, which go into effect on...

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$97 Million Dollar Judgement to Wells Fargo Employees for Unlawful Rest Breaks

May 10th, 2018

On May 8, 2018, the Central District of California awarded more than $97 million to home mortgage consultants and private mortgage bankers employed by Wells Fargo that were denied rest breaks...

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Cocktail Server Illegally Fired From NYC’s Ascent Lounge

May 1st, 2018

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of a New York City cocktail server who was fired after complaining at a staff meeting about the wage practices and...

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Supreme Court of California Expands Definition of “Employees” Who Are Protected by Wage Laws

April 30th, 2018

On April 30, 2018, the Supreme Court of California, the highest court in the State, reached a landmark decision for hourly workers.  In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Lee, the Court denied...

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