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Requiring Public Employees to Pay Union Agency Fees Found Unconstitutional – Potentially Striking A Major Blow To Union Purses And Influence

On June 28, 2018 by Schnader in Appellate

By Rachel A.H. Horton and Michael J. Wietrzychowski In a widely-anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, narrowly held that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits public sector unions from charging public employees an agency fee where an […]

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California Court Creates Special Duty for Colleges to Protect Students

On March 22, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

On March 22, 2018, the top California Court stated for the first time that there is a special relationship between colleges and their enrolled students which gives rise to an exception to the general rule that there is no duty to act to protect others from the conduct of third […]

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The DOJ’s New Officially Unofficial Policy May Enable Federally Regulated Business to Avoid Criminal Charges

On March 8, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

Last November, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new enforcement policy. Under the new policy, businesses subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) may avoid criminal liability by self-reporting wrongdoing, fully cooperating with Department of Justice (“DOJ”) investigations, and demonstrating timely and appropriate remediation of the conduct at […]

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Dennis Cohen Published “Getting to Yes: Utilizing Reps and Warranties Insurance to Facilitate M&A Transactions”

On March 6, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

Record numbers of M&A transactions were announced in 2017, and that number is expected to increase in 2018. That doesn’t mean, however, that every announced deal is completed, that the process is always smooth, or that buyers’ expectations were always met. The uncertainty that often abounds in the M&A context, […]

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