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International and Constitutional Law: Representation of Government of Mexico Seeking Parens Patriae Standing

Verrill attorneys represented the Government of Mexico in this high-profile appeal involving civil rights claims by over 1,000 Mexican migrant workers at an egg production farm in Maine. Mexico sought parens patriae status, specifically the right to assert as a plaintiff a quasi-sovereign interest in the general health and well-being of and the protection against discrimination against of workers of Mexican descent employed by the defendants. The First Circuit Court of Appeals, after spirited briefing and argument surrounding federalism concerns and international law, noted that Mexico’s arguments were not insignificant, but that without clear direction from the Executive or Congressional branches, it must affirm the dismissal of Mexico. The Court of Appeals decision is Estados Unidos Mexicanos v. DeCoster, 229 F.3d 332, 334 (1st Cir. 2000). The matter proceeded, however, to a landmark settlement on behalf of the class of Mexican and other Hispanic workers.

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Breaking: OSHA Releases Emergency Temporary Standard for Employers with 100 or More Employees

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California’s AB 488: You Can Check Out Any Time You Like But You Can Never Leave

The State of California is getting a firm grip on regulating charitable sales promotions with its new law AB 488 which passed in October 2021 and will become effective January 1, 2023 (in order...

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Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

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You Are Here: A Mall Directory for Healthcare Transparency Requirements

The old adage “you can’t get where you’re going unless you know where you are” has never seemed more true than when applied to the current mélange of healthcare transparency guidance. Fortunately, a fading...

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High-Profile Former U.S. Department of Justice Prosecutor, David Lazarus, Joins Verrill’s Health Care and Life Sciences Practice

(November 29, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome David Lazarus to the firm’s Boston office as a Partner in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. Lazarus is a former Department...

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Medicare's Future: Improving Health Equity and Implications for Employers

On Wednesday, December 15th at 2 pm join the National Academy of Social Insurance , Verrill , the New England Council , and the Massachusetts Hospital Association for a virtual discussion on the future...

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Connecticut Supreme Court Rejects Tough Delaware Standard in Allowing Member Inspections of Manager-Managed LLC Books and Records – Or Does It?

Before allowing the inspection of corporate books and records, Delaware courts require a shareholder seeking information about possible mismanagement to come forward with evidence demonstrating a reasonable basis to suspect mismanagement. [1] In Benjamin...

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Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

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Boston Bar Association Virtual CLE: The New 2021 Child Support Guidelines in Practice

On Monday, December 6 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM Verrill attorney David Friedman will be speaking at the Boston Bar Association's Virtual CLE: The New 2021 Child Support Guidelines in Practice. David and the other...

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The Boston Globe on Federal Prosecutor Joining Verrill

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