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  • Precedent Set in Missouri Construction Contract Cases Using the Spearin Doctrine - In a 42-page decision, the Missouri Court of Appeals interpreted two questions of first impression in connection with a construction contract claim against a public entity.
  • The Disputed Landscape of Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts - In May 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule that would ban mandatory arbitration clauses from consumer financial companies’ contracts. The CFPB proposal would apply to most consumer financial markets that involve lending money, storing money, and moving or exchanging money.
  • VW Emissions Cheating Scandal – UPDATE - In the aftermath of the emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen AG is on clean-up, figuratively and literally, after formally pleading guilty in Michigan federal court to three criminal charges on March 10, 2017, and agreeing to pay $4.3 billion in penalties as per the settlement agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Customs […]
  • House Bill 104: Missouri’s Prevailing Wage Law May Be Repealed - On Tuesday, March 28, the Missouri House of Representatives passed House Bill 104 by a vote of 89-60, initiating action to repeal the state’s prevailing wage requirement for public construction projects.  
  • New York Department of Financial Services Proposes New Regulation Governing the Practice of Increases in Life Insurance Premiums. - New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has proposed a regulation to govern life insurance company practices related to increases in the premiums of certain life insurance and annuity policies.[1]
  • Forced Arbitration Clauses Contribute to Wells Fargo Fake Accounts Scandal - September 23, 2016  U.S. Senate Letter to John Stumpf, CEO, Wells Fargo.
  • Guardrail “Qui Tam” Case on Appeal - I.  Introduction In March 2012, a Qui Tam (False Claims Act) petition was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas by Joshua Harman on behalf of the United States of America against Trinity Industries, Inc., relating to design modifications for a guardrail end terminal system that were allegedly not […]
  • The VW Emissions Scandal - After years of marketing “Clean Diesel” as an alternative to hybrid and electric vehicles in an effort to win over environmentally conscious consumers – and gaining a U.S. market share of 70 percent of passenger-cars – the Volkswagen company’s diesel emissions scandal has rocked the trust of its customer base worldwide. The automaker is now […]
  • Department of Labor Final Fiduciary Rule and Current Landscape of Litigation - Synopsis of the New Fiduciary Rule On April 8, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) published the final new fiduciary rule under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in the Federal Register. The new rule is the first financial advisory regulatory initiative with substantive changes in more than 40 years, despite a financial market […]