Category: News

Overview & Observations Regarding FINRA’s Latest Expungement Reform Proposal

On July 29, 2022, FINRA submitted to the SEC for its approval a new set of rule changes that impose stricter requirements on its process governing the expungement of customer dispute information.[1] FINRA’s current expungement rules provide a procedural mechanism whereby associated persons and Firms can obtain a court order directing FINRA to expunge reference […]

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Congratulations to O’Hagan Meyer’s 2023 Best Lawyers®!

O’Hagan Meyer is pleased to announce that 13 of our lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers® in America! Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. “Best Lawyers was founded more than 40 years ago to recognize […]

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Relatively Unnoticed Supreme Court Decision Has a Big Impact on Public Employers

The Supreme Court just completed its most consequential term in decades, issuing several blockbuster decisions. By any measure, Torres v. Texas Dep’t of Pub. Safety, No. 20-603, 2022 WL 2334306 (U.S. June 29, 2022) was not among them. Still, Torres is significant for any public employer who employs veterans and is subject to the Uniformed […]

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Recent SEC Enforcement of Regulation Best Interest (Reg. BI)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has moved into a new area of broker-dealer enforcement relating to suitability of securities transactions. Historically, SEC enforcement of broker-dealer misconduct involving suitability of trades centered on violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“the Exchange Act”). Indeed, for decades, the SEC did not bring […]

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SCOTUS Finds Individual PAGA Claims Subject to Arbitration

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated opinion in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana on June 15, 2022, finding that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts portions of California’s PAGA statute.  In an 8 to 1 ruling, the Court reasoned that claims brought under the California Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) can be split […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review of Case Holding that Floor Plans are Entitled to Copyright Protection

As anyone who has shopped for or sold a home is aware, inclusion of floor plans in real estate marketing materials is a common and long-standing practice.  This practice, however, may run afoul of copyright law under a 2021 appellate decision which the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review on June 27, 2022. In August […]

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2022 Virginia Super Lawyers

We are proud to announce O’Hagan Meyer Virginia Attorneys, Charles K. Seyfarth (Partner), Alan D. Albert (Partner), Elizabeth Turner (Associate), and Michael D. Pierce (Associate), were acknowledged this month as 2022 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. Thomas Reuters reserves the honor of recognizing lawyers who exhibit excellence in their practice field.  Congratulations to you all!

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O’Hagan Meyer Named a Richmond Top Workplace

O’Hagan Meyer is honored to be named a 2022 Top Workplace! Only 87 Richmond businesses made the Richmond Times-Dispatch annual list which features iconic employers like CarMax and Capital One and includes only four other Richmond law firms. For the full list of Top Workplaces, click here. The awards are based on anonymous employee survey […]

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President Biden Signs Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act into Law

Five years after actress Alyssa Milano brought the term #MeToo into the mainstream, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act is officially federal law. Congress passed the law with bipartisan support on February 10, 2022, and President Biden officially signed it on March 3, 2022. The law is effective immediately.

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The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Has Issued a Critical Ruling for Franchisors Everywhere

On March 24, 2022, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued its highly anticipated ruling on a certified question in Patel v. 7-Eleven, Inc. (Docket No. 20-1999). On December 13, 2021, we wrote about looming implications for franchisors as the federal trial court’s concern focused on a perceived conflict in two laws:  first, the Massachusetts Independent […]

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