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On March 24, the FCA published a report which sets out its findings from a survey of hedge fund activity in the UK....
By: Orrick - Structured Finance Group

The vacation request of an employee suffering from depression and anxiety did not qualify as a leave request under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), according to a recent decision of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. While the leave might...

Every payment you take, every claim you make, someone will be watching you. No, we don’t mean Sting. We mean all the consumers and businesses that will have greater access to physician billing information now because today the Centers for Medicare...

Last Thursday, a U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held that the incidental take requirements in section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) do not apply to listed plant species. In Center for Biological Diversity v....

After several failed attempts in prior legislative sessions to take action against the Court of Appeals holding in the 2012 “pit bull” case of Tracey v. Solesky the legislature finally succeeded in passing a new dog bite liability law (the governor...

Plan sponsors now know how and by when retirement plans must comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor. The IRS has released its long-awaited guidance on the effective date by which qualified retirement plans must recognize same-sex...

Mosquitoes and hangnails are everyday nuisances, but legally speaking, what is a public nuisance? You may have seen the term used in the news, as a Southern California city recently decided that odors from a spicy Sriracha plant are a public nuisance.

For the first time in nearly a year, a unanimous U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced that a company will pay a hefty civil penalty and enact a strict compliance program to resolve allegations regarding its reporting practices....

President Barack Obama took steps towards erasing pay disparity between genders on Tuesday by signing an Executive Order and Presidential Memorandum focusing on fair pay. The executive actions coincide with April 8 being deemed “Equal Pay Day” – the...

On April 8, 2014, the President signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees who choose to discuss their compensation. The President also issued a Memorandum instructing the Secretary of Labor to...

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