Navigating The New OSHA Vaccine Mandate While the Fifth Circuit Pumps the Brakes: What’s Next?
On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued the long-awaited emergency temporary standard (“ETS”), which provides a roadmap to the Biden Administration’s private sector vaccine mandate. Specifically, the ETS requires large employers—those with 100 or more employees— to either mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees or require COVID-19 vaccinations along with an option for unvaccinated employees to receive weekly testing and wear a mask in lieu of being vaccinated.
O’Hagan Meyer Builds Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation Teams in Philadelphia and Wilmington
O’Hagan Meyer is expanding its Labor & Employment and Commercial & Business Litigation practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware with the addition of new partners Jackie Gallagher and Kevin Golden, senior associate Michon Crawford and legal assistant Amy Haag in our Philadelphia office and with Of Counsel Steve Dargitz joining our Wilmington, Delaware office.
Northern District of California Requires Particularized Identification of Trade Secrets in Breach of Contract Case
California trade secret litigators are familiar with the requirement that plaintiffs alleging trade secret misappropriation must identify the alleged trade secrets with particularity before discovery begins. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently applied the identification requirement to a case which did not arise under the CUTSA.
O’Hagan Meyer Joins Mansfield Rule Initiative
O’Hagan Meyer is proud to join midsize law firms across the country in an important effort to diversify law firm leadership. The Mansfield Rule, modeled after the NFL’s “Rooney Rule”, is named after Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to the practice of law in the United States. The program, administered by Diversity Lab, seeks to measurably increase diversity among candidates considered for growth opportunities.
Illinois Supreme Court Denies Plaintiff’s Request for Appeal After Landmark Class Action Court Victory by O’Hagan Meyer Defense Team
On September 29, 2021, the Illinois Supreme Court denied Plaintiffs’ Petition for Leave to Appeal. Previously, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the Circuit Court of Cook County’s decision granting summary judgment for the Defendant on all claims in a highly contested class action lawsuit. Plaintiffs were seeking damages in excess of $25 Million against a Chicagoland Senior Living Community for alleged fraud, breach of contract, and breach of the Illinois Security Deposit Interest Act and the Security Deposit Return Act.
Illinois Appellate Court Clarifies the Applicable Statute of Limitations for Claims Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”)
Earlier today (September 17, 2021), the Illinois First District Appellate Court issued its long awaited opinion in the interlocutory appeal of Tims v. Black Horse Carriers (2021 IL App (1st) 200563), clarifying Illinois law on the issue of the applicable statute of limitations for claims brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA” or the “Act”).
Meet the New Attorneys of Our Growing O’Hagan Meyer OC Office
The O’Hagan Meyer Orange County team has been busy growing over the last year. We are proud to count so many talented attorneys as colleagues. Welcome David Davidson, Partner; and Associate Attorneys Patrick Yoo, Jenna Griffin, Sanam Aghnami, Nahal Barahmand, Nicki Karim, and Jonathan Stilz.
Congratulations to O’Hagan Meyer’s 2022 Best Lawyers®!
We are elated to announce that 12 O’Hagan Meyer attorneys from across offices and practice areas have been recognized as 2022 Best Lawyers®!
New Marijuana Law in the Old Dominion: Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Virginia Will Impact Your Workplace
Senate Bill 1406 goes into effect July 1, 2021, legalizing recreational marijuana in Virginia. It will be legal for adults over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and cultivate up to four marijuana plants. Treating marijuana more like alcohol than a Schedule I controlled substance will affect Virginia workplaces, from hiring to termination and everything in between. This article looks at what has changed, what probably won’t, and what may be next on the horizon.
Chancellor McCormick Provides Helpful Guidance on Pre-Suit Litigation Demands Under Delaware Law
Last month, Delaware’s new Chancellor Kathaleen S. McCormick issued a decision largely dismissing challenges to board action after finding that the plaintiff’s emails to the board constituted pre-suit litigation demands, and thus the plaintiff was precluded from arguing that the director defendants were interested or lacked independence for purposes of considering a demand.