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As the St. Patrick’s Day weekend is past and Spring has sprung all over Tom and Jay are back to take a look at some of this week’s top compliance and ethics stories which caught their collective eyes this week. 1. What are some of the lessons for...

Enforcement activity by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) makes clear that enforcement of Section 8 of the Clayton Act, the prohibition against interlocks between competitors, is alive and well. Board members and...

On February 3, 2019, 20-year-old Joel Ortiz pleaded guilty to stealing more than $5 million in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether from multiple victims after fraudulently accessing their cell phone accounts and “swapping” out their SIM cards to...

Seyfarth Synopsis: It is important for companies to investigate internal sexual harassment complaints and take prompt, appropriate corrective action. This post provides a six-step roadmap of best practices for handling sexual harassment complaints....

On March 21, 2019, the South Carolina Supreme Court answered a certified question that will impact third-party vendors under contract with South Carolina employers to conduct employee drug testing....
By: Littler

House Democrats have introduced bipartisan legislation to address the conflict between states that have legalized cannabis within their borders for medical and/or personal use, and federal law, under which cannabis remains a Schedule I controlled...

The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rule amendments that are intended to modernize the offering related provisions of the Securities Act and the communications safe harbors available to business development companies (BDCs) and closed-end...

WHAT’S THE EXPOSURE? • Settlements up to $140 million • Last year alone, settlements of $17 million, $22 million, $24 million, and among others • Plaintiffs’ lawyers generally get 1/3 of the settlement amounts • Plaintiffs’ lawyers seek not only...

Carriers have long relied on the ability to cross state lines without concern that state laws may impede or end their journey. The Supreme Court’s Dormant Commerce Clause jurisprudence (including the landmark trucking case Bibb v. Navajo Freight...

On March 12, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit clarified in a published opinion that federal employees may bring retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 even though the federal-sector provision does not...

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