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Settlements Reached in Joint-Employer Case That Could Have Affected Franchisors Nationwide

Steven Gutierrez By Steve Gutierrez Franchisor McDonald’s USA LLC has agreed to settle the high-profile labor disputes over whether it is a joint employer with its franchisees. Although the settlement still needs to be approved by the administrative law judge … Continue reading

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ISS Releases Updated Top 100 U.S. Securities Suit Settlements List

Prior observers have already noted that in 2017 the value of securities class action lawsuit settlements plunged to lows not seen in years, largely due to from a shortage of large or even moderate settlements. These observations about the lack … Continue reading

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How the New TCJA Tax Law Affects Life Settlements

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has had a notable impact on life settlements. The increase in the estate tax exemption to $11.2 million for individuals and $22.4 million for couples in 2018 necessitates a comprehensive review of insurance policies… … Continue reading

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Settlements allowing competitors to use term doesn't insulate Clorox from its own possible deception

Gregorio v. Clorox Co., 2018 WL 732673, No. 17-cv-03824 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 6, 2018)Gregorio alleged that, to capitalize on consumer demand for “natural” home cleaning products, Clorox falsely advertised its “Green Works” cleaning products as “natural” or “naturally derived.” The … Continue reading

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New Tax Bill Bans Tax Deductibility of Confidential Sexual Misconduct Claims Settlements

At the start of the New Year, it has been interesting finding out more about the massive tax legislation that Congress enacted in December. It has been interesting to see the various impacts that the legislation is having on a … Continue reading

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