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Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over unasserted claims

This article was originally posted by A party can raise lack of subject-matter jurisdiction at any time during a litigation. Illustrating this point, recently in Joao Control & Monitoring Systems, LLC v. Telular Corporation a patentee saved its unasserted ...

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Massachusetts non-compete legislation back in play

This article first appeared on As was previously reported by, the Massachusetts House and Senate passed contrasting versions of non-compete reform bills in 2016 but were unable to come to an agreement by the end of the legislative ...

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New York Industrial Board of Appeals rescinds payroll debit card and direct deposit regulations

This article first appeared at Seyfarth Synopsis:  Regulations that would have restricted New York employers’ ability to pay employees via payroll debit cards have been struck down by an administrative review tribunal within the State Department of Labor. Barring ...

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Massachusetts Division of Banks announces return of $2.4M to consumers under settlement with payday lender

On November 22, 2016, the Massachusetts Division of Banks (“DOB) announced that it has returned approximately $2.3 Million to 1,673 Massachusetts residents, as part of a settlement with an online payday lender. The payday lender allegedly issued payday loans with interest rates ...

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Federal court blocks new overtime rule

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction preventing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing its new overtime rule. The rule – which would have raised the salary threshold below which employees must ...

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New overtime rule goes into effect on Dec. 1, 2016

On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule will take effect. Most significantly, effective December 1, 2016, the minimum salary a worker must be paid to qualify for the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions will increase ...

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