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Former Senator Evan Bayh Discusses This Week’s State of the Union on CNBC’s Squawk Box

February 06, 2019

News - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies - Government Relations

Evan Bayh cohosted CNBC's Squawk Box and was joined by Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia to discuss the State of the Union address, the fight over the border wall, and the opioid epidemic.


First Lutheran Church Reaches Settlement with City of Saint Paul in Religious Liberty Suit

February 06, 2019

Press Release - Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, Zoning, Land Use & Development

In the settlement, the city acknowledged that RLUIPA is an important and central aspect of its land use decisions and is a primary consideration in processing and responding to land use applications made to the city.


Space Regulations: To Boldly Go … Or Lightly Tread

February 06, 2019

Publication - Aviation - Aviation

Bill Walsh discusses why reconciling SPD-2 and SPD-3 through the new rulemaking process could likely prove beneficial to the commercial space industry.


U.S. Lowers the (Oil) Boom on Venezuela [Alert]

February 05, 2019

Publication - Trade Regulations, Export Controls & Sanctions, Transportation & Trade

Don Kassilke and Matt Howell discuss Executive Order 13850 and why it is important entities that have dealings with PdVSA or any of its related entities carefully review the restrictions and general licenses published by OFAC to ensure compliance with applicable OFAC regulations.


Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Kelly T. Kindig, the Latest Addition to its Fast-Growing Labor & Employment Practice

February 05, 2019

Press Release - Labor & Employment, Litigation

Kindig Joins the Firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment practices.


Montana Holds Insured’s Stipulated Judgment Was Collusive and Unreasonable [Alert]

February 05, 2019

Publication - Bad Faith, Insurance Coverage - Insurance

Kristie M. Abel discusses how Abbey/Land demonstrates that an insurer can successfully contest such a judgment, however, the insurer needs to meet a high burden in order to prevail.


Independent Contractor Status: A Return to the Traditional Common Law Test by the NLRB

February 05, 2019

Publication - Labor & Employment

Barry Kearney discusses the NLRB's returned to the traditional common-law test for determining independent contractor status in the workplace.


Alycen Moss Elected to Membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Inc.

February 05, 2019

News - Insurance Coverage

Alycen Moss has been elected by the board of directors for a U.S. Defense Counsel membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC comprises U.S. and international civil defense litigators, senior corporate counsel, and insurance claims executives and is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism for lawyers and other professionals striving to achieve a balanced justice system in the defense of civil lawsuits. Moss becomes the fifth Cozen O’Connor lawyer to be admitted to the FDCC.


Family Discord May Break Up a Valuable Art Collection

February 05, 2019

News - Private Client Services

Amanda DiChello discusses a series of lawsuits involving art heiress Belinda Neumann-Donnelly and her family in an article on WealthManagement.com.


New York Bad Faith Update: Appellate Department Rejects Heightened Pleading Standard [Alert]

February 01, 2019

Publication - Bad Faith, Insurance Coverage

Laura Dowgin discusses the decision in D.K. Prop., Inc. v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA and notes that while it resulted in a favorable outcome for the policyholder there has been no shift in New York bad faith law.


Cozen O'Connor Recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal® with 11th Annual Diversity Leader Award

January 31, 2019

Press Release

Cozen O'Connor has been selected by Profiles in Diversity Journal® to receive its 11th Annual Diversity Leader Award. The award is given to organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to expanding and improving diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace and beyond.


Tips For a More Successful Franchise Renewal Season [Franchising USA]

January 31, 2019

Publication - Franchising

Susan Grueneberg discusses tips to make the franchising renewal process more efficient and increase your odds to make the annual updates and renewals less disruptive.


D.C. Circuit Upholds Strict One-Year Deadline for State Waivers of Water Quality Certifications [Alert]

January 30, 2019

Publication - Utility, Environmental & Energy

Amorie Hummel discusses the decision in Hoopa Valley Tribe v. FERC and why those with Section 401 permits lingering should consider whether the agency’s review has been waived or whether a discussion with the state agency regarding the one-year timeline may be beneficial for the project.


Inconsistency Between the Patent Term Adjustment Statute and Its Regulations [Alert]

January 30, 2019

Publication - Intellectual Property, Patents

Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss the Federal Circuit's decision in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Iancu.


Charles J. Hynes, Brooklyn D.A. in a Tumultuous Era, Dies at 83

January 30, 2019

News - Business/Corporate

Ken Fisher comments on former Brooklyn district attorney Charles J. Hynes’ career milestones.


Employers Buckle Up: Six Flags Ruling Bound to Launch Rollercoaster Litigation in Illinois [Alert]

January 29, 2019

Publication - Labor & Employment

Jenny Goltz explains why employers should ensure BIPA compliance to ward off liability following this decision by the Illinois Supreme Court.


USPTO Issues Revised Guidances Concerning 35 U.S.C. §§ 101 and 112 [Alert]

January 28, 2019

Publication - Intellectual Property, Patents

Tom Pontani, Ed Weisz, and Darren Mogil review the USPTO's new guidance for patent-eligible subject matter and claims using functional language to claim computer-implemented inventions.


Illinois Latest Among Wave of States to Ban Salary History from Hiring Process [Alert]

January 28, 2019

Publication - Labor & Employment

Susanna Bramlette discusses the executive order signed by the governor of Illinois prohibiting state agencies from asking job candidates about their salary histories.


That 1 A.M. Cell Phone Call to a Worker May Require Overtime Pay

January 28, 2019

News - Labor & Employment

Jennifer Williams, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discussed employers possibly being on the hook for overtime pay if an employee uses their phone for work outside of their shift with Bloomberg Law.


Six Cozen O'Connor Labor & Employment Attorneys Recognized by Benchmark Litigation

January 28, 2019

Press Release - Labor & Employment

Benchmark Litigation has named six attorneys from Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment department as Labor & Employment Stars for their respective regions.

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