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Appellate Law

Unanimous Supreme Court Finds Time Spent for Security Screenings Is Not Compensable

On December 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision providing significant guidance as to what constitutes compensable work under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended by the Portal-to-Portal Act. The case, Integrity Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, involved a contractor to Amazon...

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Anti-Corruption

Supreme Court Declines to Review 3rd Circuit Ruling; Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege Decision Persists

On November 10, 2014, the Supreme Court (No. 14-389) declined to review the 3rd Circuit decision (No. 13-1237), In Re: Grand Jury Subpoena, leaving intact the 3rd Circuit’s ruling on the proper bounds of the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege. In the...

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Appellate Law

Is the FTC Bucking the Trend? The Propane Settlement as an Expansion of Per Se Illegality

For more than two decades, the Supreme Court has been scaling back the scope of what is considered per se illegal under the U.S. antitrust laws. Until recently, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and Department of Justice ("DOJ") have seemingly followed suit, if not...

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