• 09.24.17

    Are the Politics of Climate Change Finally Reaching a Turning Point?

    When Hurricane Harvey swept through South Texas last month, it inundated Houston and the surrounding coastline, displaced thousands, flattened homes and killed scores of residents. President Donald Trump tweeted about the “HISTORIC rainfall in Houston” and the ...

  • 09.21.17

    Court Finds Wellness Regs Too Sick to Stand

    Why it mattersSiding with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), a D.C. federal court judge found the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) wellness rules with regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) ...

  • 09.18.17

    Documentary Transfer Tax Triggered by CA Entity Sales

    The entity sale has long been a popular vehicle to indirectly transfer real property in California. However, the California Supreme Court recently changed the economics of such a transfer, deciding that such transfers can be subject to a county-imposed tax known as a “documentary transfer ...

  • 08.31.17

    Second Circuit: Termination Reversal Can Provide Basis for Suit

    Why it mattersCan an employee pursue a Title VII and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) action where an allegedly discriminatory employment decision was reversed? Yes, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit has decided. Alana Shultz had worked for an employer for approximately 11 years when she ...

  • 08.31.17

    Ninth Circuit Affirms Fine Based on I-9 Failures

    Why it mattersIn a cautionary tale for employers, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit affirmed a fine based on failures related to the proper completion of I-9 paperwork. Sheet metal fabrication company DLS Precision Fab experienced a growth spurt and hired a new human resources director to ...

  • 08.30.17

    Takings Occur Administratively and Legislatively

    "It is a shame when courts have the opportunity to shed light on a confusing body of law and, instead, only add to the confusion. Yet, that is what the California courts have done recently with respect to regulatory takings in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, 61 ...

  • 08.29.17

    IoT in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges for Health Systems

    By Mary Ermitanio, Manager, Manatt DigitalAs part of Manatt Health’s digital health newsletter series, we discussed how digital health technologies can be used to achieve better health outcomes, increased patient loyalty and higher reimbursements for providers by improving ...

  • 08.24.17

    TCPA Violation Where Marketing the 'One Purpose' of Calls

    TCPA Violation Where Marketing the ‘One Purpose’ of CallsBy Christine M. Reilly, Chair, TCPA Compliance and Class Action Defense | Diana L. Eisner, Associate, LitigationOn remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, a Missouri federal judge found that robocalls voiced by Mike ...

  • 08.23.17

    States, Businesses Take the Lead in Clean Energy Initiatives

    As the federal government retreats from pollution- and carbon-reducing policies, states and even businesses continue to move forward with environmental initiatives, with some significant opportunities for real estate investors and developers.Cap-and-trade programs, for example, offer businesses ...

  • 08.23.17

    Digitizing Patient Journeys: A Key Element of High-Value Care

    By Jared Augenstein, Senior Manager, Manatt Health | Mary Ermitanio, Manager, Manatt Digital | Alice (Ali) Loveys, MD, FAAP, FHIMSS, ABP-CI, Senior Advisor, Manatt Health | Ruth Kidane, Analyst, Manatt HealthLast month, Manatt ...

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