On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) ruled that an employer violated its employees’ rights under federal law by offering severance agreements that included standard confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions. By way of background, Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) protects the rights of non-management employees to engage in “concerted...

Legislation has been introduced in the United States House and Senate entitled the “No Tax Subsidies for Stadiums Act of 2023,” which would eliminate the tax exemption for bonds used to finance professional sports stadiums. The companion bills were introduced by Senators Lankford (R-OK) and Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Blumenauer (D-OR) and are nearly identical...

Effective as of January 1, 2023, amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) went into effect that impose additional obligations on businesses to safeguard the privacy of consumers’ personal information. The CCPA already provided consumers with a variety of rights, including the right to know the personal information collected about them, how...

The duty to preserve potentially relevant documents and electronically stored information is an important obligation that arises in litigation, and one that litigants and their attorneys must not take lightly. But at what point does this duty arise? In a recent decision, Judge Salinger of the Superior Court Business Litigation Session had occasion to revisit...

Partridge Snow & Hahn announces the promotion of attorneys David DiSegna, Daniel Marran, and Brian Reilly from Associate to Counsel. David joined PSH in 2017. He is focused in the areas of public finance, commercial finance, intellectual property, and business law. David represents clients in various roles, including bond counsel, underwriter’s or purchaser’s counsel, and borrower’s...

In the December 5, 2022 opinion (Cummings Properties, LLC v. Darryl C. Hines, No. 21-P-1153), the Massachusetts Appeals Court considered whether a commercial landlord can collect accelerated rent upon a tenant default, specifically when the landlord is also collecting rent from a new tenant for the same premises. Surprising many commercial real estate professionals, the...

PSH attorneys Paul Kessimian and Dan Marran published an article for the American Bar Association’s Commercial & Business Litigation Committee: “Rule 26(e) Supplementation of Expert Reports: Not As Easy As It May Look.” The article breaks down what to think about when you think about supplementation: Does the supplemental opinion evaluate new evidence that was unavailable at the time...

The Financial Data Transparency Act of 2022 (the “Act”), which was included as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, was signed into law on December 23, 2022. The Act requires that various federal regulatory agencies jointly issue proposed rules within eighteen (18) months, which establish data standards for financial disclosure. Final rules must then...

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