ADA in Action: Across the country, labor and employment lawyers are scrambling to prepare their clients to comply with pending changes to the Americans With Disabilities Act that broaden the scope of who is covered under the law and make it easier for workers to bring claims against employers, Karen Sloan reports.
Whistle While We Work: Whistleblower lawyers, compliance officials and advocacy groups are waiting to see the details of how the SEC plans to award money to those who submit a "high-quality" tip about alleged corporate wrongdoing, David Ingram reports.
FCPA Defense: Amid a U.S. Department of Justice crackdown on individuals and corporations accused of paying bribes to foreign officials to secure business, the prospect of jail time has pressured defense attorneys to fight back. Their argument has been that the recipients of the alleged bribes worked for state-owned enterprises, not the government. It doesn't seem to be working out — at least, not yet, Amanda Bronstad reports.
SLAPP-ing Synder: When Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder moved his defamation suit against the Washington City Paper from New York to Washington late last month, the newspaper's attorneys cried SLAPP. Strategic lawsuit aimed at public participation, that is. In November, Washington became the latest jurisdiction to adopt an anti-SLAPP law - and when Snyder filed his lawsuit against the City Paper in District of Columbia Superior Court on April 26, attorneys for the paper said they were likely to move for dismissal under the new law, Zoe Tillman reports.
Inadmissible: National Football League players recently drafted a Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher team headed byTheodore Olson to defend on appeal an injunction halting a lockout by NFL owners. Plus who will take charge of an appeal for hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam on insider-trading charges? See Inadmissible.