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MA Law to Tightly Regulate Post-Employment Covenants Not to Compete; Uniform Trade Secret Act is Adopted

On August 17, 2018 by Schnader

Effective October 1, 2018, employers seeking to bind employees to post-termination non-compete agreements will face significant new requirements and limitations. Important elements of the new law include: Limitation of otherwise lawful non-competition period to one year; Restriction of non-competition agreements to overtime exempt employees only; Prohibition of enforcement of non-competition […]

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NJ Confirms the Court’s Gatekeeper Function and Joins the Slow March Toward State-Court Acceptance of Daubert

On August 14, 2018 by Schnader

Twenty-five years after the United States Supreme Court’s seminal decision on the admissibility of expert evidence, New Jersey has confirmed that it accepts the factors identified in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, 509 U.S. 579 (1993), as part of its expert admissibility analysis in civil cases. In re: Accutane Litigation, […]

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Third Circuit Sets Precedent on FDCPA Statute of Limitations

On August 6, 2018 by Schnader

Arleigh P. Helfer III published “Third Circuit Sets Precedent on FDCPA Statute of Limitations” as the lead article in On Appeal, the Third Circuit Bar Association’s newsletter. “When does a federal statute of limitations begin to run? From the violation or the time when the injured party discovers the violation? In Rotkiske v. […]

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Are ‘Small’ Policy Adjustments a Way to Make Bigger Environmental Law Changes Later?

On August 1, 2018 by Schnader

Robert L. Collings published “Are ‘Small’ Policy Adjustments a Way to Make Bigger Environmental Law Changes Later?” as the lead story in the Energy and Environmental Law Supplement of The Legal Intelligencer. Collings is co-chair of Schnader’s Energy & Environmental Practice Group and co-chair of the Sustainability and Environmental Services Practice […]

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