Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
Anastasia M. McCarthy
The new Child Victims Act is expected to have a profound and long-lasting impact on public school systems.
Kelly L. Frey Sr.
New technologies open up new ways for children to be exploited online. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act offers a solution.
The objects of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (hereinafter "Convention") are to "secure the prompt return of children wrongfully removed" from their country of habitual residence, and "ensure the rights of custody and of access under the law of one contracting state are effectively respected." Convention, Article 1.
Leonce A. Richard III
The result is one of the most emotional and traumatic issues in family law: child custody.
When courts make determinations about child custody they will make the decision based on what they believe is in the best interest of the child.
Stephen J. Cullen
After several years of negotiations, the treaty—the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction—came into existence.
Timothy E. Weiler
Sweeping changes to the way Illinois courts will calculate child support are set to take effect July 1, 2017.
Until the law enters into force in 2018, stock companies will continue to be unable to voluntarily delist from the stock market and are compelled to find other ways to do so.
Roberto Guerrero V. and Tomás Kubick
A significant change in law and practice.
Sarah E. Coyne
The privacy and security regulations under HIPAA have evolved into a long and winding regulatory road with more hurdles to come, as some of the rules are not yet promulgated.
Chalat Hatten & Banker
Ski area operators and skiers should heed new developments to the Ski Safety Act and the Premises Liability Act.
Mariano Roca López
Despite its apparent triviality, individuals’ tax residence can in practice have significant consequences for their pockets.
John L. Pinnix
For immigration attorneys, this New Year needs more than routine reflection and the usual strategic planning.
Bobby Guy & Brook Bailey
The future of Obamacare is unclear, and what U.S. health care will look like when the political fuss is over is an inquiry punctuated by a very large question mark.
Pro Bono Victory Protects Future Housing Development for Disabled and Homeless in Jacksonville
Alejandro Vergara Blanco
It is easy to buy guns and hard to hold anyone other than the user accountable.
The Defendant Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (“DTSA”), was signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016. The new statute creates broad private federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and has been hailed as “the most sweeping change to the nation’s intellectual property laws in a generation or more.”
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers
Consider these important things before you take the next step.
Charles R. Lipcon
However, despite the emphasis on a family-friendly environment, one major issue has historically dominated the discussion of cruise ship safety: the presence (or lack thereof) of lifeguards on cruise ships.
New Oregon employment laws.
Felicia A. Finston
Large employers will not get a pass in 2017 in terms of monitoring and reporting the group health plan coverage they provide their employees.
The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) has been touted as a game changer.
Diane M. Saunders
The public-facing nature of their businesses also has an enormous impact on employment issues within retail establishments.
Randal J. Brotherhood
"It represents one of the most significant events in trade secret reform in years. The DTSA amends the Economic Espionage Act, which previously limited access to federal courts for trade secret theft to criminal prosecution."
Benjamin Caddaye, Law Clerk and Alicia Hill
With the changing of a contract in a franchise agreement, certain rights you thought you were entitled to might get lost in translation.
Comprehensive screenings and instituting a "dose ceiling" are two ways to tackle care for at-risk patients.
Elizabeth J. Atkinson
Extensive changes to U.S. tax law will have significant effects on the nonprofit sector. What to expect—and how to cope.