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The CFPB has published its 2019 final lists of Rural and Rural or Underserved Counties on its website. The CFPB has previously posted lists of such counties for calendar years 2011-2018....
By: Ballard Spahr LLP

This case involved a consumer, Charleene Novic, who obtained a credit card from Credit One. The card holder agreement contained an arbitration clause that stated “[c]laims subject to arbitration include … disputes related to … enforceability or...

Last year, Democrats in the United States Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills — S.2782 and H.R.5631 — banning non-compete agreements in the vast majority of workplaces across the country. Although those bills failed to gain...

Case Name: Horizon Pharma, Inc. v. Dr. Reddy’s Labs., Inc., C.A. No. 15-3324 (SRC), -3326, -3327, 16-4918, -4920, -4921, -9035, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 196702 (D.N.J. Nov. 19, 2018) (Chesler, J.)....
By: Robins Kaplan LLP

In 2016, the Connecticut General Assembly created the Connecticut Retirement Security Exchange, to facilitate the establishment and maintenance of an individual retirement account (“IRA”) program for Connecticut employees whose employers do not...

Under U.S. federal law, known as the Higher Education Act (HEA), eligible U.S. students may receive federal student aid to help pay for education expenses incurred to attend approved higher education institutions, including under certain...

This week, in this podcast series on the FCPA Compliance Report, I visit with Patricia Harned, Ph.D., the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), about the firm’s 2018 Global Business and Ethics Survey (GBES)....

Judge Otis Wright II of the Central District of California on Thursday denied a Maryland state senator's motion to remand his defamation lawsuit to state court. In so doing, Judge Wright endorsed the propriety of "snap removal," at least in certain...

Joint-Employer Comment Docket Closes. As the Buzz mentioned previously, February 11, 2019, was the due date for submission of reply comments on the National Labor Relations Board’s proposed joint-employer rule. The next step will be promulgation of a...

USCIS announced on Friday, February 15,, 2019, that it will resume premium processing on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 for H-1B petitions filed prior to December 21, 2018. This follows up on the USCIS announcement at the end of January that it would...

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