The Uncertain Future of LIBOR


Each business day, shortly before 12:00 p.m. London time, the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, is published.
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What Were They Smoking? Massachusetts Supreme Court Becomes First State Court to Find Employers Must Accommodate Use of Medical Marijuana


As the number of states legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes has steadily grown, employers have been anxiously asking whether they are required to accommodate the use of medical marijuana if the use is related to an employee’s disability.
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Sustainable Investment Products


Green Bonds and Social Impact Bonds are examples of sustainable investment products.
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Who is a Whistleblower? The Supreme Court Will Give the Final Word


Next term the Supreme Court hopefully will provide an answer to the hotly debated question whether the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provision (Section 21F) protects only those whistleblowers who report violations to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), or if the protections extend to those who report concerns internally.
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Intellectual Property Litigation Financing


IP litigation is expensive and risky.
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Lessons for Employers in FLSA Collective Action Strategy from the Service Industry


One of the most common types of litigation facing employers is the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) collective action.
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Commercial Borrowers Should be Familiar with the Refinance Exemption in Order to Avoid Paying More Taxes than Necessary


It is pretty well known that Maryland imposes taxes upon the sale/purchase of real property.
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The DOL Will, Once Again, Tell You What it Thinks


For years, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (WHD) provided official guidance, in the form of opinion letters, to employers and employees.
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The Supreme Court Clarifies Definition of “Debt Collector” Under FDCPA


On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States (the “Court”) issued a decision clarifying who qualifies as a “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq.
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Federal Reserve Bank Report Examines the Effects of US Leveraged Lending Guidance on the Banking Industry


Following the global financial crisis of 2007-2009, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Board”), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”) issued in 2013 the Interagency Guidance on Leveraged Lending (the “Initial Guidance”)...
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