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31st Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

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From the program: Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (31st Annual)

Released on: Nov. 6, 2014

Section 1983 authorizes the assertion of federal constitutional claims against state and local officials and municipalities. These claims are filed in the courts on an ongoing basis by individuals alleging police misconduct, public employees asserting free speech violations, landowners, licensees, and prisoners, among others. Section 1983 litigation is often complex, raising issues of federal constitutional and federal statutory interpretation, pleadings, ...

Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice and Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund: Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Developments in Securities Litigation 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Apr. 9, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy [? Taub, ?] and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing-- Chadbourne and Parke versus Troice, and Omnicare versus Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund. Recent Supreme Court decisions and Developments in Securities Litigation. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions ...

Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer: Supreme Court Eschews Moench Presumption, but Recognizes Limitations on Stock-Drop Litigation Under ERISA 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 11, 2014

Taken from the briefing Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer: Supreme Court Eschews Moench Presumption, but Recognizes Limitations on Stock-Drop Litigation Under ERISA 2014 recorded July, 2014.The Supreme Court has decided the long-awaited case of Dudenhoeffer v. Fifth Third Bank. In Dudenhoeffer, the Court declines to recognize a presumption in favor of the acquisition and holding of company stock under an employee stock ownership plan, or "ESOP," ...

FTC v. Wyndham and the Future of the FTC's Unfairness Doctrine Applied to Data Breaches 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 17, 2014

Taken from the briefing FTC v. Wyndham and the Future of the FTC's Unfairness Doctrine Applied to Data Breaches recorded June, 2014. In April, a federal district court handed down an opinion in the much-watched FTC v. Wyndham case affirming the FTC’s authority to commence enforcement actions against companies that engage in unfair data security practices. The decision marks the first time a court has ruled on the FTC’s unfairness authority as applied ...

FTC v. Wyndham and the Future of the FTC's Unfairness Doctrine Applied to Data Breaches 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jun. 17, 2014

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I am a Program Attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing FTC versus Wyndham and the Future of the FTC's Unfairness Doctrine Applied to Data Breaches. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for ...

Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund - What's the Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Opinion on Securities Class Actions? (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 16, 2014

AMY TAUB: My name is Amy Taub, and I am a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Halliburton versus Erica P. John Fund-- What's the Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Opinion on Securities Class Actions? Before I begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access ...

Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund - What's the Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Opinion on Securities Class Actions? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 16, 2014

Taken from the briefing Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund - What's the Practical Impact of the Supreme Court's Opinion on Securities Class Actions? recorded July, 2014.In the final week of its 2013-2014 term, the United States Supreme Court issued its much anticipated ruling in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, declining to overturn the fraud on the market presumption but clarifying how defendants may rebut that presumption at the class certification ...

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning: What are the Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Holding? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Jul. 25, 2014

Taken from the briefing National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning: What are the Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Holding? recorded July, 2014.In NLRB v. Noel Canning, the Supreme Court held that President Obama’s recess appointment of three members of the National Labor Relations Board in January, 2012 was not authorized by the Recess Appointments clause of the Constitution, Art. II, §2, Cl. 3. In doing so, the Court effectively ...

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning: What are the Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Holding? (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jul. 25, 2014

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a Program Attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, National Labor Relations Board versus Noel Canning; What are the Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Holding? Before I begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have ...

Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Is This Landmark Ruling the Dawn of Due Process for CFIUS? (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Oct. 2, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, Ralls Corporation versus Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Is This Landmark Ruling the Dawn of Due Process for CFIUS? Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that ...

Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Is This Landmark Ruling the Dawn of Due Process for CFIUS? (Audio-only)

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Released on: Oct. 2, 2014

Taken from the briefing Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Is This Landmark Ruling the Dawn of Due Process for CFIUS? recorded September, 2014.In 2012, President Obama vetoed the acquisition of windfarms in Oregon by Ralls Corporation, an American company owned and controlled by two senior officials of the Sany Group, a Chinese corporation, based on their proximity to a sensitive military installation. Ralls ...

Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and the Roberts Court's Vision of a Post-Racial America 2014 (Free Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2014

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing. Schuette versus Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, and the Roberts Court's vision of a Post-Racial America. Before I begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access ...

SEC v. Obus: Insider Trading and Taking the SEC to Trial 2014 (Audio-only)

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Recorded on: Aug. 12, 2014

AMY TAUB: Hello, my name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, SEC versus Obus, insider trading, and taking the SEC to trial. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access to materials for this briefing via the Course Materials tab ...

SEC v. Obus: Insider Trading and Taking the SEC to Trial 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Aug. 12, 2014

Taken from the briefing SEC v. Obus: Insider Trading and Taking the SEC to Trial 2014 recorded July, 2014. On May 30, 2014, a ten-person jury in the Southern District of New York returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defendants in SEC v. Obus, one of the longest-running insider trading cases in history. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP represented Nelson Obus, a New York-based hedge fund manager, in the SEC’s trial against him and two co-defendants ...

From the Trenches: High Profile Trials 2014

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From the program: From the Trenches: High Profile Trials 2014

Released on: Oct. 13, 2014

From the Trenches is all about the best part of litigation - the trials themselves. The program will focus on critical issues and strategies raised in the most significant white collar, regulatory and civil fraud trials of the prior year. Come inside the courtroom with the litigators on the front line who were involved in these cases, including attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC, prominent defense counsel, and federal judges. ...

Accessing Justice: Ethics and Lawsuit Financing in a New Era

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Recorded on: Oct. 30, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Accessing Justice: Ethics and Lawsuit Financing in a New Era recorded October, 2014 in New York. The expense of bringing a case to trial for attorneys, firms, and the parties themselves can be astronomical. How often in your practice do you reject cases because neither your firm nor the client will be able to shoulder the costs of litigation, particularly in cases that will be complicated or protracted? Have you found ...

Accessing Opportunities for Work - Expungement & Employment Laws

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Recorded on: Aug. 18, 2014

FEMALE SPEAKER: And with that being said, we can move into the first panel of the day, which is Accessing Opportunities for Work-- Expungement and Employment Laws. And I'll begin the panel by introducing our panelists. First we have Eliza Hersh from the East Bay Community Law Center, where she directs the Clean Slate Practice. EBCLC is the East Bay's largest provider of free legal services and a teaching clinic of Berkeley Law School. The Clean Slate ...

Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration 2014

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From the program: Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration 2014 (Free)

Released on: Aug. 29, 2014

In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 4 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and people of color are disproportionately affected.A person with a prior record faces significant ...

Employment Law Institute 2014

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From the program: Employment Law Institute 2014

Released on: Nov. 4, 2014

This annual event combines a comprehensive review of case law and regulatory developments, an in-depth analysis of emerging issues, and best practices to maximize employment law compliance, mitigate legal risk and achieve business objectives. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized management and plaintiffs’ attorneys, members of the judiciary, in-house counsel and government agency representatives who share their perspectives, insights ...

ADR Programs in the Workplace

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Recorded on: Oct. 22, 2014

ZACHARY D. FASMAN: OK, folks, let's get started, again. I saw more people interested in coffee than in Diet Coke out there. That's a bad sign, I guess. Listen, we're approaching the homestretch today. I have to say, that you haven't asked many questions or any questions, during the sessions. That's not deliberate. It's your conference. If you've got something to say, let us here it. We're happy to, like most lawyers, we'll just talk and talk and ...

Advanced Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2014: Special Populations (Free)

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From the program: Advanced Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2014: Special Populations (Free)

Released on: Aug. 15, 2014

Spanish captioning is only available in MP4 ONLY.PLI recently offered training on basic Public Assistance and Food Stamps (SNAP) eligibility. The intricate web of rules for these two programs is further complicated by the fact that there are special rules for certain populations. Immigrants, people who are homeless, and people with disabilities are among the populations who experience various exceptions or modifications of the usual program rules ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2014

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From the program: Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2014 (Free)

Released on: Nov. 24, 2014

IMPORTANT!!  GET ACCREDITED BY THE VA BEFORE YOU WATCH THIS TRAINING. 1.    Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA.  To obtain accreditation you must complete this form:  . 2.    Accreditation by the VA may take several weeks, so do not delay filing your application.  You can speed up the process by emailing the form to .  3.    Within ...

Aiding and Abetting Claims in M&A Litigation

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Recorded on: Jun. 27, 2014

GARY A. BORNSTEIN: All right. Welcome back everybody for our last panel of the afternoon. Our panelists to discuss aiding and abetting liability include this time me, where I'm allowed to speak. I'm Gary Bornstein. I already got introduced. To my left is Anne Foster who is a partner at the Richards Layton firm in Wilmington. To Anne's left is the former Vice Chancellor Steve Lamb of the Chancery Court in Delaware who is now a partner in the Wilmington ...

M&A Litigation 2014

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From the program: M&A Litigation 2014

Released on: Jul. 10, 2014

What better way to learn about M&A litigation than from the attorneys who litigate the nation’s most important M&A disputes and the judges who preside over them? We have assembled judges and former judges from the Delaware Supreme Court and the Court of Chancery - the most experienced and respected courts on M&A matters - and distinguished M&A litigators to give you their perspectives on the best ways to handle corporate M&A disputes.Whether ...

Anatomy of the Balance Sheet

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Recorded on: May. 15, 2014

COLLEEN VALLEN: OK. So with the question issue, I encourage you to ask questions. If it's something we think that's more complicated and we can't explain it in the time we have, we'll put it offline, but we're here. We can answer questions at break, but please ask questions. KAREN KINCAID BALMER: I would like to say one other thing though because this has happened at this conference. If you ask us a question and you're involved in a case and you're ...

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