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  • Newsletters
    |November 16, 2022
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  • Legal Alerts
    |November 14, 2022

    Lewis Brisbois’ Providence office, acting as local counsel in collaboration with The Bernhoft Law Firm, recently secured a significant win on behalf of the International Union of Police Associations when the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island granted summary judgment in its favor on a litigious plaintiff’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claim.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |November 11, 2022

    The White House recently announced that President Biden will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, November 14, 2022, in Bali, Indonesia, on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. Although the White House did not announce a specific agenda for the meeting, the battle over the future of microchip manufacturing will certainly hang over this first face-to-face meeting between Presidents Biden and Xi Jinping.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |November 11, 2022

    On October 31, Carlyle Aviation Partners LLC and Carlyle Aviation Partners Ltd. filed a complaint against a group of insurance companies and re-insurers in Florida state court alleging that the insurers failed to pay out for losses stemming from the seizure of their airplanes in Russia, following the start of the conflict in Ukraine. While the case is in its infancy, it is anticipated that a key issue will turn on the interpretation of the policy language and likely on whether this situation is subject to any exclusions.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |November 10, 2022

    Virtual currency mixers blend different streams of cryptocurrency to provide privacy about the source of funds that are being transferred through the financial system. While not illegal, currency mixers are widely viewed as a mechanism used to facilitate money laundering. The U.S. Department of the Treasury is cracking down on these virtual currency mixers.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |November 07, 2022

    On Friday, October 7, 2022, the Russian government moved forward by presidential decree to disenfranchise the owners of the Sakhalin-1 energy project, including the foreign nationals of several countries that the Russian government designated as “unfriendly countries.” Russia has applied the “unfriendly country” designation to any country, including the United States, that has joined in international sanctions against Russia.

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  • Blogs
    |November 01, 2022

    On the heels of other jurisdictions that have enacted similar legislation over the past few years, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the CROWN Act into law on July 26, 2022, making Massachusetts the 18th state to enact such protections. The Massachusetts CROWN Act went into effect on October 24, 2022.

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  • Legal Alerts
    |October 28, 2022

    Employers beware! The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is significantly expanding its “Severe Violator Enforcement Program” (SVEP). Employers that are placed into the program by OSHA will be significantly scrutinized, with the potential for very damaging information about their failure to maintain a safe workplace being made public for customers, partners, and vendors to see.

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  • Blogs
    |October 27, 2022

    On October 26, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors unanimously approved a series of measures that had been supported by the Division I Council to specifically clarify how schools can actively become involved in name, image, and likeness (NIL) activities for their enrolled students. Univ. of Georgia President Jere Morehead commented, "As we continue to reinforce current NCAA rules, we expect to offer further guidance in the future on what should and should not be done when engaged in these activities."

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  • Legal Alerts
    |October 24, 2022

    In recent weeks, the U.S. government has taken actions on multiple fronts to step up sanctions pressure against Russia. These new developments affect many types of business dealings, and U.S. companies should be alert to their ever-increasing need for vigilance to avoid potential legal vulnerability and adverse consequences to their reputation and bottom line.

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