Tag Archives: federal law

Court: Broad protection for whistleblowers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that whistleblower protections in a federal law passed in response to the Enron financial scandal apply broadly to employees of publicly traded companies and contractors hired by the companies. The justices voted ...

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Congress votes to remove word ‘lunatic’ from law

WASHINGTON — You can say “lunatic” all you want, but you probably won’t have the government’s blessing. ‘That word will be stricken from federal law under legislation that passed the House Wednesday and is headed to President Barack Obama for ...

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Federal law pre-empts state divorce ruling

The $400,000 life insurance benefits of a deceased Wayne County soldier will go to his father, not his children as he had indicated as part of a divorce settlement. U.S. District Court Judge Michael A. Telesca ruled this week that he is bound by federal law ...

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Condo buyers can revoke contracts

Purchasers of condominium units may be entitled to revoke their contracts under a federal law requiring “full disclosure” by real estate developers, the Second Circuit ruled in reversing a dismissal, Bodansky v. Fifth on the Park Condo LLC, no. 10-0720-cv. (March 15).

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Court takes up seatbelt suit preemption

At oral arguments this week, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court were trying to figure out whether federal seatbelt regulations leave room for state law based tort claims. The case of Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America stems from ...

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