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New labor rule spawns fight over attorney-client privilege

New labor rule spawns fight over attorney-client privilege

Management-side lawyers claim the new federal rules bolstering disclosure requirements for third parties that advise employers in opposing union-organizing campaigns impermissibly interfere with the attorney-client relationship. The U.S. Department of Labor last month announced long-awaited amendments to its so-called “persuader ...

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Time limit is void under ERISA plan

Time limit is void under ERISA plan

A complaint for long-term disability benefits under an employee welfare benefit plan should not have been dismissed under the plan’s three-year limitations period, as the time limit was not mentioned in the letter informing the claimant that his request was ...

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2016 In-House Leaders in the Law

In this special section, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly and New England In-House celebrate the accomplishments of our 2016 In-House Leaders in the Law. The 26 honorees selected this year were chosen for a variety of reasons. Many played a major role in ...

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CEO not entitled to privileged communications

CEO not entitled to privileged communications

The co-founder of an investment management company, who is the subject of a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit, is not entitled to the corporation’s attorney-client communica­tions even though he claims they are necessary for his ad­vice-of-counsel defense, a U.S. District ...

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