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Employment Law, Litigation

District Court Decides Contract’s Forum-Selection Clause Applies to Non-Party’s Individual Claims

Many contracts contain “forum-selection clauses,” or provisions in which the parties to the contract stipulate that any lawsuit arising from the contract shall be litigated in a particular court or jurisdiction. While a forum-selection clause can generally be enforced only against the parties who signed the agreement in question, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued an opinion this week illustrating why that’s not always the case.

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Employment Law, Government Contracts

The New Administration Strikes a Death Blow to the Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Rule

Working together, Congress and the White House have permanently blocked the Obama Administration’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces regulations (also known as the “blacklisting rule”) that would have, among other things, required government contractors and sub-contractors to disclose prior labor violations when bidding on certain federal contracts.

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