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On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in City Select Auto Sales v. BMW Bank of North America, Case No. 15-3931, wherein it found that sworn affidavits on behalf of plaintiffs may, under certain conditions, satisfy the Third Circuit’s ...

On July 17th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") released a new Form I-9 (revision date 07/17/17).  The form can be found at I-9 Central, and used immediately.  The old form (revision date 11/14/2016) can still be utilized until September 17, 2017, with the new form becoming ...

On the last day of its term this year, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in CalPERS v. ANZ Securities, Inc., et al., Case No. 16-373, involving the impact of a putative class action on the statute of repose/limitations for prospective class members. 

In a 5-4 decision, the ...

In two unrelated cases, New Jersey courts made the point that jurisdiction will extend to hackers who have no connection with the state other than an intention to harm its residents.

In Christie v. Nat’l Inst. for Newman Studies, U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson determined that the court ...

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed whether, under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a party may unilaterally modify the terms of a written contract to revoke its prior express consent to be called. Reyes v. Lincoln Auto. Fin. Servs., No. 16-2104-cv, 2017 U.S ...

On July 19th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has returned all cap-subject H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2018 that were not selected in the H-1B lottery for this year.  If you submitted an H-1B petition and do not receive either a Receipt or Rejection ...

On July 10, 2017, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a District Court dismissal of a putative class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In Sussino v. Work Out World, Case No. 16-13277, the defendant placed an unsolicited call to the plaintiff ...

The Illinois Appellate Court recently affirmed a circuit court order granting summary judgment that held that emails containing invitations to connect on LinkedIn did not constitute solicitations in violation of a non-competition agreement.

The dispute arose when Gregory P. Gelineau ...

Being prepared and knowing the steps to take after a ransomware attack may reduce a law firm’s legal, ethical, operational and even reputational exposure.

The recent NotPetya and WannaCry attacks resulted in the lock down of key data and hence operations at multinational businesses and ...

UPDATE to the original post below:  The Canadian Government has postponed implementation of the private right of action under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (described below). The postponement was in response to concerns among various interest groups and communities as to ...

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