DON’T SUE AFTER READING THIS: ACC files California amicus brief supporting employment arbitration

Sorry to do this to you. But take the words in the next sentence, and sing them to the song from Barney: “I sue you, you sue me, we live in court and pay money.” First, please don’t sue us … Continue reading

TASTES WORSE, MORE FILLING: Washington State thinks about making life more difficult for in-house lawyers

ACC recently wrote a letter to protest something bad. The state of Washington is thinking about changing its rules that apply to in-house counsel. It may increase the hassle for Washington lawyers who work in-house and whose law licenses come from … Continue reading

Sanctions for Everyone? If One District Court Opinion Stands, Maybe.

Raise your hand if this is how your company runs its legal department: All in-house lawyers who might attend trials must have a thorough and precise knowledge of each and every one of the tens of thousands of documents that … Continue reading

Massachusetts and Minnesota go together like pro and bono

So what do Massachusetts and Minnesota have in common?  Both start with M.  Sure.  Four syllables per name, check.  But most important? Both are considering proposals to allow in-house counsel to volunteer for pro bono cases. Earlier this week, ACC … Continue reading

New internet names? Nice. Harm to nonprofits? Not so nice.

Every silver lining has its cloud  — even, it seems, on the internet.  The silver lining here is the good news that the organization responsible for parceling out top-level names for the web will start to sell an almost infinite … Continue reading

EEOC’s Proposed Enforcement Plan Would Trigger More Litigation Against Employers

If in-house lawyers ever put together a list of some of their favorite things, defending against more employment discrimination suits wouldn’t make the cut.  Unfortunately, a new enforcement plan that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proposed would lead … Continue reading

ACC supports bills to lower taxes on employment discrimination settlements

Though most people don’t think about it very often, legal settlements often involve at least three pockets.  There’s the one the money comes from.  There’s the one the money goes to.  And then there’s Uncle Sam’s.  Uncle Sam’s share makes … Continue reading