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10th Circuit Holds United States Liable as “Owner” of Superfund Mining Site
Published: August 31, 2017
In Chevron Mining Inc. v. United States, No. 15-2209, 2017 WL 3045887 (10th Cir. July 19, 2017), the 10th Circuit recently held that the United States was liable under CERCLA, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, ...

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Greasing the Wheels of Environmental Remediation
Published: August 30, 2017
Three letters — for a small Texas grocer, it took just three letters to place the grocer on the hook for a costly environmental cleanup. USOR Site PRP Group v. A & M Contractors, Inc., No. 4:14-CV-2441, 2017 WL 3115904 (S.D. ...

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Ohio Medical Board Releases New Rules for Acute Pain Opioid Prescribing
Published: August 28, 2017
In response to the current opioid epidemic in Ohio, the State Medical Board has released new rules regarding a physician’s prescribing of opioids for acute pain that will take effect on Aug. 31, 2017. The new rules do not apply ...

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Federal Circuit Holds Improvement to Computer Memory Systems Is Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Under Alice Framework
Published: August 18, 2017
Summary: On Aug. 15, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed and remanded a decision from the District of Delaware that found the claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,953,740 to be drawn to the abstract idea ...

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States and Environmental Groups Sue to Prevent EPA Delay of RMP Rule
Published: August 14, 2017
On June 15, 2017 — only one day after the EPA delayed the effective date of the updated Risk Management Plan (“RMP”) rule — thirteen environmental groups (including the Clean Air Council, Sierra Club and the Union of Concerned Scientists) filed suit ...

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Company Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Challenging its Maximum Leave Policy
Published: August 10, 2017
This month, the United Parcel Service Inc. (“UPS”) agreed to settle an eight-year-old lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) challenging UPS’s policy of discharging workers who cannot return from medical leave after 12 months. EEOC v. United ...

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Massachusetts High Court Raises the Stakes for Employers Prohibiting Marijuana
Published: July 31, 2017
A recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court leaves employers wondering: Is the federal ban on marijuana up in smoke? The highest court in Massachusetts recently decided that a plaintiff who was terminated for testing positive for marijuana could proceed ...

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Implementation of International Entrepreneur Final Rule Delayed
Published: July 18, 2017
On July 11, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") announced in the Federal Register that it is delaying the effective date of the vast majority of provisions contained in the International Entrepreneur ("IE") Final Rule from July 17, 2017, to ...

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You’re Looking at the Wrong Numbers; Your Percentage Ownership Won’t Dictate What You’ll Make on Exit
Published: July 18, 2017
Unfortunately, many start-up founders do not clearly understand how much money they will receive on an exit transaction. In a world where equity is crucial to incentivizing team members, it is imperative that those team members actually understand their economic interest ...

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Validation of Integrated Project Delivery
Published: July 18, 2017
The University of Minnesota recently published a research report confirming the benefits of Integrated Project Delivery ("IPD") and Lean practices. The study, an in-depth evaluation of 10 projects built in North America, provides significant validation of both the processes and the ...

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