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Texas Lawyer
Seyfarth Shaw, Two Lawyers Settle Legal Malpractice SuitTexas LawyerOn May 30, plaintiff James C. Stewart filed a motion to dismiss with prejudice all claims against defendants Seyfarth Shaw, Houston partner Emma Mata, and former Houston partner David Waddell. On May 31, Judge Michael Gomez of the 129th District Court ...
“Controlling Employer” Doctrine Reviewed and Vacated by OSHRC Law JudgeJD Supra (press release)Seyfarth Synopsis: In an interesting outcome, an OSHRC Administrative Law Judge recently vacated a citation to an alleged “controlling employer” based on 5th Circuit precedent – despite being contrary with OSHA policy and other OSHRC precedent.
Baker McKenzie Snags Ex-Seyfarth Employment LitigatorLaw360 (subscription)Before coming to Baker McKenzie, Dugan served as chair of Seyfarth Shaw's financial services employment arbitration group. There, he successfully defended in cases including the largest gender pay and promotion sex discrimination action filed by the ...and more »
Crain's Chicago Business
Willis Tower snags another tenant amid big rehabCrain's Chicago BusinessThe building's largest tenants include the parent company of United Airlines, Schiff Hardin, law firm Seyfarth Shaw and Willis Towers Watson, an insurance brokerage and consulting firm that bought the naming rights to the landmark formerly known as the ...
US EPA Delays Effectiveness of Obama Era Chemical Safety RegulationJD Supra (press release)Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a final rule to further delay the effective date of EPA's Risk Management Program (RMP) Amendments an additional 20 months to allow the agency to conduct a reconsideration proceeding.and more »
Scary as Dinosaurs: California's Genetic Information Discrimination CodeJD Supra (press release)Seyfarth Synopsis: Genetic discrimination lawsuits can result in substantial costs. California employers should regularly review their hiring and employment policies and procedures to ensure that they are not exposing themselves to potential liability …and more »
Revised Regulations Issued for New York Paid Family Leave LawJD Supra (press release)Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 25, 2017, the Workers' Compensation Board, incorporating comments from Seyfarth Shaw LLP and other industry groups, proposed another set of revised regulations for New York's Paid Family Leave Law. The Notice and ...
Wage and Hour Takeaways from Trump Post 100 Day SymposiumJD Supra (press release)Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 25, 2017, Noah Finkel spoke at our full-day summit about what to expect from the DOL under the new administration. Noah's forecast: “They say that the policy is the people, and we don't yet have the people.” We have a …
Washington Post
The Supreme Court's Church Plan DecisionJD Supra (press release)Seyfarth Synopsis: The Supreme Court has held unanimously that a 1980 amendment to ERISA means that a pension benefit plan need not be established by a church in order to be exempt from ERISA rules, including most importantly, its funding rules.Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton - Supreme Court of the United StatesSupreme Court of the United Statesall 99 news articles »
Seyfarth, Ex-Client Agree To End $10M Malpractice SuitLaw360 (subscription)Law360, Houston (June 1, 2017, 3:18 PM EDT) -- A former client who brought a $10 million malpractice claim against Seyfarth Shaw LLP after he was hit was a $16 million adverse judgment indicated in court documents that the parties have reached an ...and more »
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